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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?

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Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 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.

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Last updated Jul 13, 2016

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