U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Brazil
A 24-year-old female asked:

I have "idiopathic" intracranial hypertension caused by weight gain, and maybe tetracycline. is doxycycline always contraindicated in this condition?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Doxy and IIH: The class of antibiotics tetracycline (i.e., tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, etc.) has been linked to intracranial hypertension. Since doxycyline is a "tetracycline", my advice is to avoid this medication and discuss with your doctor other options.
Last updated Jul 13, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.