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Doxy Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Doxy Tablet

Doxy Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Doxy Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Doxy Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Take this medicine one hour before food or two hours after food, with a full glass of water. You can take this medicine with food if it upsets your stomach.
Avoid Doxy Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Doxy Tablet works

Doxy Tablet is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Doxy Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor. Taking Doxycycline with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Doxy Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Doxy Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Doxy Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Visual disturbances such as blurring of vision may occur during treatment with doxycycline.
Kidney
SAFE
Doxy Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Doxy Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE
Doxy Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Doxy Tablet is recommended.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Doxy Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Take it with food and plenty of water to avoid stomach upset. 
  • 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 while you are sitting or standing, to prevent any throat irritation. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking Doxy Tablet.
  • 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.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Doxy with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Regel, Limafate, Crasia
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Methosis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Adrovit Z
MINOR
Brand(s): Antep
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Doxy

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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
Skin Specialist
continue doxy stop wysolone .
My wife frequently gets mouth ulcers, on giving medicine goes away but later comes back. What can be a permanent solution??
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Diabetes Specialist
Tab doxy 100mg 1BD Xytee lotion local application on ulcer For 10 days
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FAQs

Q. Can I drink milk while taking Doxy?

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

Q. How long after taking Doxy can I eat?

It is best to wait for 2 hours after consuming Doxy. Consuming food along with Doxy may decrease its absorption from the stomach.

Q. Can I take Doxy with food if its causing stomach upset?

Yes, you can take Doxy 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.

Q. How long does Doxy takes to work?

Usually, Doxy starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Doxy cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Doxy can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can Doxy be used in children?

According to the updated guidelines (2018) from American Academy of Pediatrics, Doxy can be used in children of all ages for less than 21 days.

Q. Does Doxy works in acne?

Yes, Doxy is one of the most commonly prescribed oral antibiotics, which is used in the treatment of acne. It reduces the number of bacteria that causes acne on the skin.

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References
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