Doxycycline is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and the symptoms it my cause, Doxycycline is also used for the treatment of filariasis.
How it Works
Doxycycline is known as an antibiotic. Doxycycline works by stopping the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins in the bacterial cells, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions, thus killing the bacterial cell and preventing the infection from spreading.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Doxycycline can include the symptoms below; Nausea, Loss of appetite, Diarrhoea, Rash, Vomiting, Urticaria, Haemolytic anemia, Photosensitivity
Doxycycline is a drug which belongs to a group of tetracycline antibiotics. It is prefered due to its effectiveness in treating several infections. Pfizer Inc. first invented this semisynthetic medicine of tetracycline and went on the market using a brand name Vibramycin. This yellowish crystalline powder has a great degree of solubility on lipoid and has a low calcium affinity binding. It is very stable and good in a human normal serum.
This drug is composed of doxycycline hydrochloride hemiethanolate hemihydrate and every capsule of this drug has Doxycycline Hyclate with 50 mg or 100mg each equal to anhydrous of 50 mg to 100 mg. Among the inactive ingredients are croscarmellose sodium, anhydrous lactose, FD&C Blue #1, D&C Red #28, titanium dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, and gelatin. Oral administration of each tablet has doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg or equal to doxycycline of 100 mg along with inactive ingredients such as carnauba wax, aluminum lake D&C Yellow #10, anhydrous lactose, titanium dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, roscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, aluminum lake FD&C Red #40, polysorbate 80, and polyethylene glycol.
Generic Doxycycline is a drug from the group known as tetracyclines. It treats bacterial infections in several parts of the human body. It helps the body fight against the harmful effect of anthrax.
Dosage and administration
It is important to get a medical prescription before consuming this drug. This capsule is taken by oral administration. It can also be consumed on a full or empty stomach. It is advisable not to take this medicine before bedtime. Further advice is given by the doctor as the course of the medicine is finished.
it is not advisable for women to take this drug especially during pregnancy and the same goes with children 8 years old and below. The contraindications have to observed strictly for persons with hypersensitivity to any form or ingredients of this tetracyclines group of medicine.
It is advisable to consult a doctor before taking Doxycycline health care provider neds to carry out medical checks on the patient's condition thoroughly and decide if the patient is fit to take this medication or not. It is warned that patients do not take this medicine along with other medicines such as supplements or vitamins; such as magnesium, sodium bicarbonate or calcium and antacids. Taking foods/vitamins which contain any of these along with Doxine lowers the effectivity of doxycycline. Doxycycline also is capable of making birth control pills less effective.
Rare but serious side effects of Doxycycline are such as difficult breathing, hives, swelling of tongue, lips and faces, uncommon bleeding or bruises in the body, liver damage with symptoms, eyes and skin are yellowish, liver damage, dark urine, and loss of appetite, vomiting and infection in vagina.
Maintain a room temperature and kept away from children and pets. Avoid exposure to sunlight and moisture.