|Antimicrobial preparations||Antituberculosis drugs||Antifungal drugs||Antiviral preparations||Antiprotozoal drugs||Antihelmintic drugs||Other antibiotics|
Generic Name (active ingredient): Doxycycline
Brand Name: Unidox,Vibramycin, Monodox, Microdox, Periostat
Doxycyclin is tetracyclin antibitions that is used to treat infectious diseases caused by sensitive to the medication microorganisms: respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, purulent skin and soft tissue infections, urogenital infections, sexually transmitted infections.
How does the medication work?
Doxycycline is a broad spectrum tetracyclin antibiotic effective against a wide variety of microorganisms including gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, also Rickettsia spp., Treponema spp. and Mycoplasma spp. Chlamydia spp. Doxycycline exerts bacteriostatic action associated with interfering with the connection of aminoacyl tRNA with 30S ribosome subunits. Doxycycline suppresses proteins synthesis on ribosomal level. Antibacterial spectrum is close to tetracycline.
When Doxycycline is prescribed?
Doxycycline is prescribed for the treatment of:
What should I know before taking Doxycycline?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Doxycycline or to any other medicines such as:
Do not take Doxycycline if any of the below conditions apply to you:
Before taking Doxycycline, tell your health care provider about any other medicines you take or if you have any of the following disorders:
If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breastfeed, you should take Doxycycline only under a strict control of your doctor. Doxycycline belongs to a pregnancy category D meaning that that Doxycycline may cause damages to the fetus in pregnant women.
How to take Doxycycline:
Doxycycline is available in the forms of capsule, tablet, syrup, oral suspension, gel, or injection. Oral forms should be taken with a plenty of water. It is recommended to take the medication with food. Dosage of Doxycycline is prescribed individually by physician.
Take the entire amount of Doxycycline prescribed by your doctor, even if you feel better before the end of the treatment. If you stop taking medication too early, symptoms may return.
If you missed the scheduled dose, take the medication as soon as you remember, but skip the dose if it is almost the time for the following dose. Do not take two doses at once.
What are the side effects of Doxycycline?
Doxycycline may cause the following side effects:
Less common Doxycycline side effects include: watery diarrhea, bloody stool, headache, skin rash, joint pain, fever blurred vision
In rare cases Doxycycline may cause: liver damage, vision changes, hypertension, ulcers of the esophagus, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, enterocolitis, yeast infection.
If you experience any side effect that last long or becomes bothersome, please inform your doctor as dose adjustment or treatment discontinuation may be required.
Which are Doxycycline overdose symptoms?
If you overdose Doxycycline, seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms include:
Which other medicines may affect Doxycycline?
Doxycycline may interact with the following groups of drugs:
For a complete list of possible interactions ask your doctor or pharmacist. Before taking Doxycycline, let your doctor know what other medicines, including OTC, you currently take.
How should I store Doxycycline?
You should store the medication at dry and protected from light place out of reach of children.