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What does doxycycline do? what are some common side effects?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Antibiotic: Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used for bacterial infections. Common side effects can include sun burning more easily, loose bowel movements, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps and allergic reactions.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects you get from doxycycline?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Sun sensitivity: Like the worst sunburn of your life. Stay indoors!
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 37-year-old member asked:

Are side effects common with the medicine doryx (doxycycline)?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Rare: Rare if any. Most of time, nausea.
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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.
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What are side effects of doxycycline?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Sun sensitivity: Like the worst sunburn of your life. Stay indoors!

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