Doxycycline is an antibiotic commonly used to treat bacterial infections such as acne, pneumonia, and sexually transmitted infections. It may also be used for the prevention of malaria.
This medication may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Common side effects include:
Rare but serious side effects include:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Any of the following serious side-effects:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Avoid taking Doxycycline at the same time with milk or dairy products, or indigestion medicines such as antacids or medicines containing bismuth, iron, zinc, magnesium, aluminium or calcium. These should be taken at least 2 hours before or 1 hour after Doxycycline.
Inform your doctor if you are taking Isotretinoin (a medicine used to treat acne) or Acitretin (a medicine used to treat psoriasis). Taking Doxycycline together with these medicines may increase the risk of high pressure in the head leading to headaches, nausea and vomiting.
Birth control pills may not work as well to prevent pregnancy if taken together with Doxycycline. Use other forms of birth control while on this medicine.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
Read on to learn about the use of Doxycycline for the treatment and prevention of Malaria.
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