Doxycyline Capsule

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Uses of Doxycyline Capsule

Doxycyline Capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used in the treatment of common community-acquired bacterial infections such as those of skin and soft tissues (acne).

Doxycyline Capsule side effects

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Doxycyline Capsule

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. Doxycyline Capsule 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 Doxycyline Capsule with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Doxycyline Capsule works

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

Doxycyline Capsule related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Doxycyline Capsule 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.
Doxycyline Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Doxycyline Capsule 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.
Doxycyline Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Doxycyline Capsule is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Doxycyline Capsule is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Doxycyline Capsule 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 Doxycyline Capsule 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 Doxycyline Capsule.
  • 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 Doxycyline with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Doxycyline

Sir/ Madam I had unprotected oral sex with an escort girl august second week and after 2 weeks I found small red bumps on my penile head and I dont have any pain. I went to a dermatologist and he told me itz a fungal infection and gave me TAF-GM cream within 3 days the bumps disappeared but burning sensation under the penile shaft started I went to a urologist and explained everything. All the blood tests and urine tests were fine and he told me that I have prostraitis and gave doxycyline tabs The pain reduced but did not went away he took blood tests for STDs HIV, HCV and HBSag and all were negative. On october 2, one month after the first attack redbumps came again. I went to the and he told me that itz some skin infection and asked me to continue medicine for enlarged prostrate. I have a worry that I have herpes but he ruled out. I am attaching the photos. The first two photos are of recent outbreak and third photo was happened one month before. Please help me sir
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Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
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Q. Can I drink milk while taking Doxycyline?

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

Q. How long after taking Doxycyline can I eat?

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

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

Yes, you can take Doxycyline 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 Doxycyline takes to work?

Usually, Doxycyline 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 Doxycyline cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Doxycyline 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 Doxycyline be used in children?

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

Q. Does Doxycyline works in acne?

Yes, Doxycyline 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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