Pronunciation: DOX i SYE kleen

Brand: Acticlate, Adoxa, Alodox, Avidoxy, Doryx, Monodox, Morgidox, NicAzel Doxy 30, Ocudox Convenience Kit, Oracea, Oraxyl, Vibramycin

Doxycycline 100 mg-EON

capsule, brown, imprinted with E810

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Doxycycline 100 mg-MYL

round, yellow, imprinted with M, D23

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Doxycycline 20 mg-IVA

round, white, imprinted with Logo 20, 4626

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Doxycycline 50 mg-MUT

turquoise/white, imprinted with AP 0837

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Doxycycline Monohydrate 100 mg-WAT

capsule, brown/white, imprinted with 100 mg, WATSON 411

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Adoxa 75 mg

round, orange, imprinted with B, 730

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Doxycycline 100 mg-MUT

capsule, blue, imprinted with AP 0814

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Doxycycline 150 mg-MYL

round, orange, imprinted with M, D 24

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Doxycycline 50 mg Cap-IVA

turquoise/white, imprinted with Z2984, Z 2984

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Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg-WAT

capsule, blue, imprinted with DAN 5440

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Doxycycline Monohydrate 50 mg-WAT

capsule, white, imprinted with WATSON 410, 50 mg

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white, imprinted with TM Periostat, 20 mg

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Adoxa 50 mg

round, yellow, imprinted with 728, B

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Doryx 100 mg

oval, white/yellow specks, imprinted with D100

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Doxycycline 100 mg Cap-VER

capsule, blue, imprinted with Westward, 3142

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Doxycycline 50 mg-EON

capsule, yellow, imprinted with E805

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Doxycycline 50 mg-MYL

round, yellow, imprinted with M, D21

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Doxycycline Hyclate 50 mg-WAT

capsule, blue/white, imprinted with DAN 5535

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Monodox 100 mg

brown/yellow, imprinted with MONODOX 100, M 259

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Adoxa 100 mg

round, yellow, imprinted with B, 729

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Doryx 75 mg

oval, white/yellow specks, imprinted with D75

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Doxycycline 100 mg Cap-IVA

turquoise, imprinted with Z 2985

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Doxycycline 100 mg Tab-IVA

round, peach, imprinted with Z 3626

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Doxycycline 50 mg Cap-MUT

capsule, turquoise/white, imprinted with MUTUAL 100

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Doxycycline 75 mg-MYL

round, orange, imprinted with M, D22

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Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg Tab-URL

round, peach, imprinted with MP 37

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Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg tab-WAT

round, orange, imprinted with 5553, DAN

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What is the most important information I should know about doxycycline?

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You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any tetracycline antibiotic.

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Children should not use doxycycline. Doxycycline can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children younger than 8 years old.

What is doxycycline?

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body.

Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as acne, urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, eye infections, gonorrhea, chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others.

Doxycycline is also used to treat blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. Doxycycline will not treat facial redness caused by rosacea.

Some forms of doxycycline are used to prevent malaria, to treat anthrax, or to treat infections caused by mites, ticks, or lice.

Doxycycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking doxycycline?

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You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to doxycycline or other tetracycline antibiotics such as demeclocycline, minocycline, tetracycline, or tigecycline.

To make sure doxycycline is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • liver disease;
  • kidney disease;
  • asthma or sulfite allergy;
  • a history of increased pressure inside your skull;
  • if you also take isotretinoin (Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret); or
  • if you take seizure medicine (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin), or a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven).

If you are using doxycycline to treat gonorrhea, your doctor may test you to make sure you do not also have syphilis, another sexually transmitted disease.

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FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use doxycycline if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby or cause permanent tooth discoloration later in life. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment.

Doxycycline can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while using doxycycline.

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Doxycycline passes into breast milk and may affect bone and tooth development in a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking doxycycline.

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Children should not use doxycycline. Doxycycline can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children younger than 8 years old.

How should I take doxycycline?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

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Take doxycycline with a full glass of water. Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking doxycycline.

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Most brands of doxycyline may be taken with food or milk if the medicine upsets your stomach. Different brands of doxycycline may have different instructions about taking them with or without food.

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Take Oracea on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

You may open a Doryx capsule or break up a Doryx tablet and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce to make swallowing easier. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Drink a full glass (8 ounces) of cool water right away.

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Do not crush, break, or open a delayed-release capsule or tablet. Swallow the pill whole. The enteric coated pill has a special coating to protect your stomach. Breaking the pill will damage this coating.

You may need to split the Acticlate tablet to get the correct dose. The tablet is scored so you can break it apart easily.

Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

If you take doxycycline to prevent malaria: Start taking the medicine 1 or 2 days before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine every day during your stay and for at least 4 weeks after you leave the area. Use protective clothing, insect repellents, and mosquito netting around your bed to further prevent mosquito bites that could cause malaria.

Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Doxycycline will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using doxycycline. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

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Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label has passed. Using expired doxycycline can cause damage to your kidneys.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

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Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking doxycycline?

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Do not take iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking doxycycline.

Avoid taking any other antibiotics with doxycycline unless your doctor has told you to.

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Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Doxycycline can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking doxycycline and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

What are the possible side effects of doxycycline?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • changes in your vision;
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • fever, swollen glands, body aches, flu symptoms, weakness;
  • skin rash, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
  • upper stomach pain (may spread to your back), loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath;
  • confusion, nausea and vomiting, swelling, rapid weight gain, little or no urinating;
  • new or worsening cough with fever, trouble breathing;
  • increased pressure inside the skull --severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes; or
  • severe skin reaction --fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
  • mild diarrhea;
  • skin rash or itching; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect doxycycline?

Other drugs may interact with doxycycline, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about doxycycline.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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