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How long should I be off doxycycline before I go tan

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Three days.: Three days. But tanning is bad for the skin. Get "bronzed.".
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Probably the effect wears off in about a week, but you should always be wearing an spf of at least 36-50 anyway!
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
4-5 days: The doxyclcline will be completely out of your system 4-5 days after taking the last dose. Avoid the sun and use sun screen for this duration.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 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
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Chlymidia: It is important to not have sex for 7 days after the start of treatment for chlamydia. http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/tc/chlamydia-treatment- ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Doxy: Some adolecents take low dose doxycycline for months without problems. Sensitivity to Sun exposure and nausea are occasional side effects which clear ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Doxycycline: 99.9% of Doxycycline is removed from your system after 90 hours.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 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.

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