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Doxycyline (generic Doryx)

  • What is doxycycline?
    Doxycycline is a prescription antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections in a variety of body parts. It is also sometimes used to treat adult rosacea or adult acne by decreasing inflammation, killing bacteria that infect your skin pores, and reducing oil secretion that causes acne.

    Talk to your health care provider about whether or not doxycycline is right for you.

  • What are the common side effects of doxycycline?
    Doxycycline has been shown to cause some side effects. Talk to your health care provider if these adverse reactions do not go away within a few days.

  • Common side effects reported from doxycycline use include:

·Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
·Bloating or indigestion
·Loss of appetite

This is not a complete list of all possible side effects caused by doxycycline.

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Frequently asked questions about doxycycline

Doxycycline is a prescription antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections in a variety of body parts. It is part of an antibiotic drug class called tetracycline antibiotics, which work by killing bacteria that cause infections. Other tetracycline antibiotics include demeclocycline and minocycline.

You can be prescribed doxycycline in two different formulations: doxycycline monohydrate (available under the brand name Adoxa and Monodox), and doxycycline hyclate (available under the brand names Acticlate, Doryx, Periostat, Vibramycin, and Vibra-Tabs). Both doxycyclines are equally effective.

It comes in the form of a capsule, tablet, delayed-release tablet, and suspension (liquid) to take by mouth.

Doxycycline is used to treat infections caused by certain types of bacteria. It is also sometimes used to treat adult rosacea or adult acne by decreasing inflammation, killing bacteria that infect your skin pores, and reducing oil secretion that causes acne.

Doxycycline can also treat certain tick-borne or mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, malaria, and rocky mountain spotted fever (RMSF). It also treats some bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Certain types of urinary tract infections, like urethritis, can also be treated by doxycycline.

Although rare, doxycycline can also be used to treat or prevent certain serious infections which result from bioterror attacks, such as exposure to the plague, tularemia, or anthrax inhalation.

It is important to only use antibiotics like doxycycline when prescribed, as taking antibiotics when they are not needed can increase your chance of contracting an antibiotic-resistant infection. Remember that antibiotics like doxycycline are only effective against bacterial infections and will not work against viral infections such as the cold or flu.

Simply put, tetracycline antibiotics like doxycycline work by stopping bacteria from making the proteins that they need to survive. Without these proteins, the bacteria can no longer grow and eventually die.

Doxycycline treats acne by killing the bacteria that infect your skin pores and reducing oil secretion that causes acne. In cases of rosacea, doxycycline works by reducing inflammation in the skin, which relieves redness.

While adverse reactions to doxycycline are uncommon, some patients who take the drug may experience side effects, including headaches, gastrointestinal problems (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), and dermal photosensitivity (increased skin sensitivity to sunlight). Doxycycline and other antibiotic medications have been known to cause yeast infections, so be on the lookout for symptoms like vaginal discharge, itching, or discomfort.

Seek medical attention right away if you experience any of the following symptoms such while taking doxycycline:

  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • Bloating or indigestion
  • Chills or fever
  • Clay-colored stools or severe constipation
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Dark urine
  • Severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Hives, rash, welts, itching, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, throat, hands, legs, feet, tongue, or sex organs
  • Increased thirst
  • Inflammation or pain in joints and muscles
  • Loss of appetite or unusual weight loss
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Numbness or tingling of the face, hands, or feet
  • Pain in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • Red skin rash or lesions, often with a purple center
  • Redness and soreness of the eyes
  • Sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  • Stomach cramps, pain or tenderness, swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Trouble breathing
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Yellow eyes or skin

This is not a complete list of adverse effects. Call your health care provider if symptoms are persistent or severe.

As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with, as well as any medication/ supplements you are currently taking before starting treatment with doxycycline. Doxycycline can interact with other forms of medication and substances, causing potentially serious side effects or life-threatening allergic reactions. Drug interactions can occur with blood thinners such as warfarin, certain retinoids, penicillin, and proton pump inhibitors among others.

Antacids and supplements containing calcium and magnesium can reduce the amount of doxycycline that your body absorbs, so be sure to take doxycycline 1–2 hours before or 1–2 hours after taking antacids or supplements.

The use of doxycycline can cause your skin to become sensitive to sunlight or ultraviolet light, so try to avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun or UV rays and do your best to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, or sunscreen that is SPF 15 or higher. Call your doctor if you notice redness, swelling, or blistering as a result of sun exposure while on doxycycline.

Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) with estrogen can lose effectiveness when combined with tetracycline, so unplanned pregnancy can occur.

In addition, let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant before starting treatment with this medication.

Doxycycline is available as a capsule, tablet, delayed-release tablet, and suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. For adults, the typical dosage can range from 100mg-200mg per day. However, the exact dosage will vary depending on the age of the patient and their body weight. Take the medication exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of doxycycline without consulting with your provider first. If you begin to experience adverse side effects while taking this medication, like those listed above, inform your provider right away.

To prevent your infection from becoming resistant to antibiotics, you should continue taking the doxycycline until you finish the prescription, even if you feel better. Do not skip doses or stop taking the doxycycline, and follow your doctor’s instructions closely.

You should store your medication in a closed container at room temperature, away from extreme heat, extreme cold, moisture, and direct light, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Doxycycline is currently only available via prescription. This means a licensed health care provider must authorize the use of this drug.

Looking for a prescription? Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you. Book an online consultation with a licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not doxycycline is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Good news! If deemed clinically appropriate, providers on Sesame can write a prescription for doxycycline to be picked up near you – often within the same day! Simply talk to a clinician and get your online doctor prescription or refill ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your healthcare provider.

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