Doxycycline

 
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Without a Prescription

Doxycycline stops bacteria from functioning and so stops numbers from increasing.
Doxycycline is prescribed for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible organisms.

Contraindications

Doxycycline is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If the patient is under 12 years of age;
- If you are pregnant trying for a baby or breast-feeding;
- If you are taking other medicines including those available to buy without a prescription herbal or complementary medicines;
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine;
- If you suffer from liver disease or alcohol problems;
- If you suffer from myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakening disease);
- If you suffer from porphyria (a blood disorder);
- If you suffer from systemic lupus erythematosus (a blood disorder);

Interactions

Do not take Doxycycline with any of the following drugs:

Increased risk of intracranial hypertension:
- Isotretinoin;
- Etretinate;
- Acitretin;

The anticonvulsant decreases the effect of Doxycycline:
- Talbutal;
- Secobarbital;
- Quinidine barbiturate;
- Primidone;
- Phenytoin;
- Phenobarbital;
- Pentobarbital;
- Methylphenobarbital;
- Methohexital;
- Mephenytoin;
- Hexobarbital;
- Heptabarbital;
- Fosphenytoin;
- Ethotoin;
- Dihydroquinidine barbiturate;
- Carbamazepine;
- Butethal;
- Butalbital;
- Butabarbital;
- Aprobarbital;
- Amobarbital;

Possible antagonism of action:
- Ticarcillin;
- Tazobactam;
- Pivmecillinam;
- Pivampicillin;
- Piperacillin;
- Penicillin V;
- Penicillin G;
- Oxacillin;
- Nafcillin;
- Mezlocillin;
- Meticillin;
- Hetacillin;
- Flucloxacillin;
- Dicloxacillin;
- Cyclacillin;
- Cloxacillin;
- Clavulanate;
- Carbenicillin;
- Bacampicillin;
- Aztreonam;
- Azlocillin;
- Ampicillin;
- Amoxicillin;

Tetracycline increases the risk of hypoglycemia:
- Insulin-lispro;
- Insulin-glulisine;
- Insulin-glargine;
- Insulin-detemir;
- Insulin-aspart;
- Insulin;

The tetracycline increases the anticoagulant effect:
- Warfarin;
- Dicumarol;
- Anisindione;
- Acenocoumarol;

The rifamycin decreases the effect of Doxycycline:
- Rifampin;
- Rifabutin;

Formation of non-absorbable complexes:
- Zinc;
- Magnesium oxide;
- Magnesium;
- Iron;
- Calcium;
- Bismuth;
- Attapulgite;
- Aluminium;

Side Effects

Doxycycline side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Asevere headache;
- Blurred vision;
- Diarrhoea;
- Difficulty swallowing;
- Feeling or being sick;
- Heartburn;
- Loss of appetite;
- Noises in the ear;
- Severe rash;
- Skin rashes;
- Sore or painful tongue or mouth;
- Soreness and itching of the rectal or genital area;

Overdose

Reported Doxycycline overdose symptoms are:
- Thrombocytopenia;
- Skin reactions such as maculopapular and erythematous rashes;
- Photosensitivity;
- Pericarditis;
- Neutropenia;
- Nausea;
- Inflammatory lesions (with monilial overgrowth) in the anogenital region;
- Hypersensitivity reactions such as urticaria;
- Haematologic abnormalities such as haemolytic anaemia;
- Glossitis;
- Exfoliative dermatitis;
- Eosinophilia;
- Enterocolitis;
- Dysphagia;
- Diarrhoea;
- Benign intracranial hypertension in adults disappearing on discontinuation of the medicine;
- Anorexia;
- Angioneurotic oedema;
- And exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus;
- Anaphylaxis;
- Anaphyl-actoid purpura;

Other Brand Names

In some countries Doxycycline may also be known as:
- Vibra-Tabs;
- Vibramycin;
- Supracyclin;
- Periostat;
- Oracea;
- Nu-Doxycycline;
- Novo-Doxylin;
- Monodox;
- Jenacyclin;
- Doxytec;
- Doxylin;
- Doxy-Lemmon;
- Doxycin;
- Doxychel;
- Doxychel Hyclate;
- Doxy-Caps;
- Doxy 100;
- Doryx;
- Atridox;
- Apo-Doxy;
- Alti-Doxycycline;
Without Prescription (2017)