What is Doxycycline?
Doxycycline is a specially formulated antibiotic (tetracycline) medicine that fights against the bacteria present inside the body. Some of these infections are urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, acne, and Chlamydia, and others. Further, the use of this medicine is also considered good to treat cane-like lesions, blemishes, and bumps. The medicine does not treat rosacea. Besides, the medicine is also FDA approved, and is manufactured by several pharmaceuticals companies.
How should I take Doxycycline?
The patient should take every dose of Doxycycline as prescribed by doctor. It is very important for the patient to read all the directions carefully mentioned on the prescription label. Besides, it is also must for the patient to listen to every instruction given by the doctor regarding the use of medicine and follow it sincerely. Take Doxycycline with a glass full of water for proper absorption of the medicine, and to avoid dehydration.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Missing a dose of Doxycycline is really not a good idea especially when the patient looks for speedy recovery. It is important for him or her to strictly follow the medicine regimen so that infection gets treated within time. If a patient misses out on the regular dose then he or she should take one dose as soon as remembers. But this is only when the next dose is not due otherwise overdose of the medicine may lead to certain side effects.
What are the dosage forms and strengths of Doxycycline?
As far as the dosage and strengths of Doxycycline is concerned it is available in various forms. The capsules size include: 40, 50, 75, 100 and 150 mg; Tablets: 20, 75, 100 and 150 mg. Further, the medicine is also available in liquid form having a size of 50 mg/5 ml (teaspoon) as well as injection concentrate includes: 100and 200 mg.
For most infections, the capsule or tablets of Doxycycline are advised to be taken once or twice daily for about a week or more. Whereas, for the oral suspension it is must for the patient to buy a dose-measuring spoon from the pharmacist to measure it first and then having it as required.
Should I use Doxycycline with food or without food?
Doxycycline may be taken with simple food or milk if you think that medicine will upset your stomach. Avoid the use of high fat meals and rich and spicy meals during the intake of medicine as it may increase the risk of side effects. However, in case of doubts or any query the patient should meet the doctor immediately.
What are the side effects of Doxycycline?
The patient should seek an immediate help from the doctor if finds that taking Doxycycline is showing negative signs, such as: difficulty breathing; swelling on face, tongue, or lips; hives.
Some other side effects of Doxycycline that call for a doctor’s help include:
• Changes in vision
• Swollen glands
• Pale skin
• Worsening cough with fever
• Severe headaches
Note: The above may not be a complete list of side effects. There may be more that needs an instant check with the health care provider. Besides, for quick and easy delivery Doxycycline can be purchased online.
We only ship medications which are approved by FDA, Also please consult your doctor to make a full decision on what medication to take.