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Composition for DOXYTAS

Doxycycline(100 mg),Lactobacillus(NA)

food interaction for DOXYTAS

alcohol interaction for DOXYTAS

pregnancy interaction for DOXYTAS

lactation interaction for DOXYTAS

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Doxycycline with alcohol can cause minor side effects
Doxytas 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.
Doxytas tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Doxycycline(100 mg)


Doxycycline is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as chest, lung or nose infections, infections of the kidneys and bladder infections of the skin such as acne, eye infection, sexually transmitted diseases (e.g. gonorrhoea, syphilis, chlamydia), It is also used to prevent malaria.

How it works

Doxycycline belongs to class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It stops the production of proteins in bacteria and prevents growth of bacteria.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Dental abnormality, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Headache, Liver toxicity, Loss of appetite, Teeth discolouration, Visual impairment


Lactobacillus (Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, L.casei, L. rhamnosus.)  is used in the following conditions:
  • Prevention and treatment of diarrhea caused by rotavirus infection in children, traveler’s diarrhea in adults and diarrhea associated with hospitalization, antibiotic treatments and cancer chemotherapy.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis.
  • As a combination with other medications in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infections that cause stomach ulcers.
  • Infections of vagina caused by bacteria (bacterial vaginosis) or yeast.
  • Prevention and treatment of skin diseases in infants and children who are allergic to cow’s milk.
  • Prevention of lung infections in children aged between 1 to 6 years.
  • Treatment of high cholesterol, sugar intolerance.
  • Boost to immune system.

How it works

Lactobacillus is a family of useful bacteria found naturally in the mouth, intestine and vagina. Products containing lactobacillus are used as ‘probiotics’ that help restore the levels of these good bacteria. It provides health benefits by assisting break down of food and absorption of nutrients; also stimulating the body’s immune response. It also produces substances that suppress or kill harmful bacteria and creates an unfavorable environment for the growth of disease causing bacteria.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Abdominal bloating


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Expert advice for DOXYTAS

  • Take doxycycline with food to prevent stomach discomfort.
  • If you are taking birth control pills, take additional contraceptive measure while taking doxycycline and till 7 days after stopping doxycycline.
  • Wear sunblock if you have to go out into the sun, since your skin can become more sensitive to sunburn.
  • Do not start or continue the doxycycline tablets/capsule and consult your doctor if   you ever have had allergic reaction after taking doxycycline.
  • Do not take any vitamin supplements two hours before or after taking this drug.
  • Do not take any medications with bismuth (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate) while taking this medication.
  • Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication.
  • Do not take doxycycline, if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant.

Frequently asked questions for DOXYTAS


Q. Is Doxicip 100/Doxt s/doxycycline a steroid, a macrolide or a penicillin?
Doxycycline belongs to class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. Doxycycline is not a steroid, does not belong to penicillin family and is not a macrolide antibiotic.
Q. Is doxycycline safe?
If used for approved indication in appropriate doses, doxycycline is relatively safe. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
Q. Can I take doxycycline for cold, flu, sore throat, boils, strep infection, and ear infection?
Doxycycline is not used to treat viral infection such as common cold and flu. Doxycycline can be used to treat sore throat, boils, strep infection, ear infection.

Q. Does doxycycline cover methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
It is used for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. Always consult your doctor before use.
Q. Can I take doxycycline with ibuprofen, prednisone, Nyquil, azithromycin, antihistaminic or Tylenol?
Doxycycline may be taken with ibuprofen, prednisone, Nyquil, azithromycin, antihistaminic or Tylenol. However, consult your doctor before use it together, for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice.
Q. Does doxycycline work for acne scars?
Doxycycline helps in preventing the formation of new acne scars, but may not work for the scars which have already formed.
Q. Does doxycycline cause weight gain, tiredness, or headache?
Doxycycline may cause weight gain, tiredness and headache. These effects may vary with the individual taking the medicine.


Q. Is lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus vegan/ dairy free?
Some products of lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus contain dairy products and may not be suitable for vegans. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Is lactobacillus good or bad/pathogenic?
Lactobacillus is a group of ‘good’ bacteria that provide several health benefits. It is not among the disease causing (pathogenic) bacteria.
Q. Is lactobacillus and Lactobacillus acidophilus same?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species of lactobacillus bacteria. Their role as a probiotic in the maintenance of good health is the same.
Q. Is lactobacillus gram negative?
Lactobacillus is a gram positive bacteria.
Q. Is lactobacillus motile?
Certain species or strains of lactobacillus are motile.
Q. Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for yeast infections/can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for yeast infections?
Yes. Lactobacillus has been regarded beneficial in the treatment of yeast infections of the vagina.
Q. Can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for bad breath?
The benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus in improving bad breath have not been established.
Q. How long can I take acidophilus for?
The duration of treatment with lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus depends upon the condition being treated and is decided by the doctor.
Q. Can you take lactobacillus with antibiotics?
Concomitant use of lactobacillus with antibiotics can lower its effectiveness. Products containing lactobacillus should be taken at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics.
Q. Does lactobacillus cause/produce gas?
Yes. Gas and bloating is a side effect of lactobacillus. In most cases these mild side effects subside with continued use.
Q. Does lactobacillus cause UTI?
Lactobacillus is not known to cause urinary tract infections (UTI).
Q. Does Lactobacillus casei contain casein?
Lactobacillus casei is one of the species of lactobacillus and is used a probiotic. Some products of lactobacillus contain dairy products and may contain casein. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Does lactobacillus create CO2/produce alcohol?
Yes. Lactobacillus may produce carbon dioxide gas and alcohol as a part of its normal cellular process (metabolism).
Q. Does Lactobacillus acidophilus need to be refrigerated?
Dairy based Lactobacillus acidophilus products may need refrigeration. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand for instructions.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)