Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule

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Introduction

Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It prevents the growth of the microorganisms that cause the infection. It also prevents diarrhea which may occur as side effect of this medicine.

Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule is a prescription medicine and it is advised to take it as per the doctor's advice. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.

Uses of Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule

Benefits of Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule is a versatile antibiotic medicine which can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the blood, brain, lungs, bones, joints, urinary tract, stomach and intestines. It can also be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. It also helps treat as well as prevent diarrhea that may occur due to the use of this medicine or due to stomach/gut(intestine) infections.
Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

Side effects of Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Photosensitivity

How to use Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule works

Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Doxycycline and Lactobacillus. Doxycycline is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by the bacteria to carry out vital functions. Lactobacillus is a live microorganism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Visual disturbances such as blurring of vision may occur during treatment with doxycycline.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach and acid reflux.
  • Take it while you are sitting or standing, to prevent any throat irritation. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medicine.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Discontinue the medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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Patient concerns

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Medicine for loose watery motions Hello doctor please suggest me medicine for loose watery motions These medicines which I have used but no use
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Cap Doxy 1 1 BD x 3 days, Cap Vi Bact 1 BD x 3 days , ORS
Facing pimple problem on face, Some skin doctor suggest me to take Doxy & Wysolone along with 2 face creams. Is Doxy & Wysolone OK for Face treatment ?
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
continue doxy stop wysolone .
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FAQs

Q. What is Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule?

Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Doxycycline and Lactobacillus. Doxycycline is an antibiotic medicine belonging to the class called "tetracyclines”. It is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. On the other hand, Lactobacillus is a live microorganism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with the use of antibiotics.

Q. Can I drink milk while taking Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule?

No, you should avoid using milk and milk products while taking Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule. Consuming dairy products along with Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule can decrease its absorption from the stomach, which may lead to inadequate affect of this medicine.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. How long after taking Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule can I eat?

It is best to wait for 2 hours after consuming Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule. Consuming food along with Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule may decrease its absorption from the stomach.

Q. Can I take Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule with food if its causing stomach upset?

Yes, you can take Doxy-1 L-Dr Forte Capsule with food if its causing you stomach upset. However, avoid consuming milk and milk products 1 hr before and 2 hr after taking this medicine.

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References

  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Avoid Food-Drug Interactions: A Guide from the National Consumers League and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Lactobacillus. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Doxycycline. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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