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A 42-year-old member asked:

i wish i didn't start doxycycline course. does it stunt growth?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably no worries: Doxycycline is a very safe antibiotic with few side effects in adults and certainly does not "stunt growth". It should not be given to children before adult teeth emerge because of a possibility of tooth staining. Most likely the infection it was prescribed for is more dangerous than the drug. If in doubt, ask the doctor who prescribed it.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

Does doxycycline have side effects?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Occasionally: Doxycycline is a useful antibiotic, but as with all medications, there are possible side effects. Every drug or supplement has some small risks, so a user has to weigh the benefits against the small chance of an allergic reaction or some other problem. Doxycycline is often used to treat acne in teen boys. Users can sunburn more easily. "doxy" is not used in younger kids nor in pregnant women.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can I refrigerate doxycycline to make it last while in s asia?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: But it really should not need refrigeration unless in the liquid form.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What foods are you not allowed to eat when taking doxycycline with meals?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Dairy products: Dairy products interfere with absorption of the doxycycline.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is side effects common with doryx (doxycycline)?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Nausea, diarrhea: Doryx (doxycycline) is a slow-release form of doxycyline, which is a tetracycline-type antibiotic. This family of antibiotics has a lot of side effects, but most are uncommon. It should not be taken by a pregnant woman or a child under 8 years of age. Common side effects include headache, nausea, acid stomach, joint pain, diarrhea, rash, yeast infections, menstrual cramps, skin discoloration, abnl kidney test.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Serious or common side effect of doxycycline?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Allergic reactions: Can be very serious side effects if there is: difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, swelling of tongue, diarrhea with or without bloody stools, severe headaches, severe skin reactions like urticaria, blistered or pealing skin. Common and relatively mild se are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite mild temporary skin rash with or without itching, sensitivity to sunlight. But, overall quite safe.

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