Active Ingredients: Doxycycline
Take it at least 1 hour before bedtime. You do NOT have to avoid milk products when taking this medication. Milk, and anything with calcium or iron, will slightly decrease absorption, but not enough to affect your treatment significantly.
This differs from the older drug tetracycline. If you take antacids, laxatives, calcium or iron supplements, try to avoid taking these within 2 hours of doxycycline.
Take the medicine regularly. Do NOT stop it as soon as your pimples go away. Doxycycline can affect growing teeth so it's not prescribed for children under 12 years old or given to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Do not drink alcohol while taking doxycycline.
There are also some common medicines you should not mix with it. Doxycycline can also be called by the brand name Vibramycin-D. Who can and can't take doxycycline Doxycycline can be taken by adults and children over 12 years old.
Doxycycline is not usually recommended in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
It isn't suitable for some people. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: ever had an allergic reaction to doxycycline or any other medicine in the past kidney problems an inflamed food pipe oesophagitis lupus, an autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis, an illness that causes severe muscle wasting 4.Overdose If you suspect you have taken an overdose of doxycycline, you the perception of whistling, hissing, buzzing, tinkling, etc.
How and when to take it Your dose of doxycycline depends on why you are taking it. The usual dose is 100 mg to 200 mg once or twice a day.
If you're taking doxycycline more than once a day, try to space your doses evenly throughout the day.
If you take it twice a day, this could be first thing in the morning, and in the evening. For preventing malaria, you'll take 100 mg once a day, usually in the morning. You should start taking doxycycline 1 or 2 days before going to an area where there is malaria.
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