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doxycycline how long to work

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please clarify: That varies depending on what condition it is being used to treat. Please specify this and re-ask question. Thank you.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Depends: You just have to try it and see. I usually see how it goes for 3 months before i switch to others.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
3-30 days: You will usually start responding within 72 hours (3 days). Full treatment often takes 30 days.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not sure why: you are taking. Actually you are not "immune" but bacteria for which you were taking became resistant. Might want to add some more information. Tha ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Just as effective: Yes, doxycycline is just as effective as penicillin, but you must take all of the pills more or less on time. You're probably non-infectious after a f ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Several days: It takes at least several days. Hang in there. Speak with the doctor who prescribed it if no better after 5-7 days.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Next cycle: Depending on how long you took the drug, i would recommend waiiting until the next cycle to depend on your birth control to be safest.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Follow up visit: When treating PID the doctor usually sees the patient 48-72 hours to assess their level of pain and assess for fever to confirm the treatment is worki ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
5 days: The half life (time to elimination of half the drug) of Doxycycline is long, 15-24 hours. The drug is not completely eliminated until 5 half lives af ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Doxycycline: 99.9% of Doxycycline is removed from your system after 90 hours.
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