Active Ingredient: Doxycycline
Recent research has shown no significant loss of effectiveness in oral contraceptives while using most tetracycline antibiotics including doxycycline, although many physicians still recommend the use of barrier contraception for people taking the drug to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Doxycycline crosses into breastmilk. The best available evidence indicates that doxycycline has little or no effect on hypoplasia of dental enamel or on staining of teeth and the CDC recommends the use of doxycycline for treatment of Q fever and also for tick-borne rickettsial diseases in young children and others advocate for its use in malaria.
It works by preventing bacteria from reproducing through the inhibition of protein synthesis. It can also be re-absorbed in the renal tubules and gastrointestinal tract due to its high lipophillicity so has a long elimination half life, and does not accumulate in the kidneys of patients with kidney failure due to the compensatory excretion in faeces.
Symptoms can include: trouble breathing swelling of your throat or tongue If you have an allergic reaction, call your doctor or local poison control center right away.
If your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Taking it again could be fatal cause death. Some foods that are high in calcium include milk and cheese.
If you eat or drink these items, do so at least one hour before taking this drug or one hour after taking this drug. Warnings for people with certain health conditions For women of childbearing age who are overweight: You have a higher risk of high blood pressure inside of your skull from this drug.
Ask your doctor if this drug is right for you. For people with a history of intracranial hypertension: You have a higher risk of high blood pressure inside of your skull from this drug. Warnings for other groups For pregnant women: There are no adequate studies on the use of doxycycline in pregnant women.
Ask your doctor to tell you about the specific risk to the pregnancy. Call your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking this drug.
Talk to your doctor if you breastfeed your child. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time.