A 55-year-old male asked:
i have been prescribed doxycycline 100 mg/day for 60 dys due to scalp foliculitis.what are potential side effects for taking it for so long?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Doxycycline: Doxycycline is a well tolerated drug; probably you won't have any side effects. The most important, especially in your climate, is photosensitivity -- i.e. increased susceptibility to sunburn. Limit sun exposure with clothing and a strong sunblock on exposed skin. Stomach upset can be an issue, usually prevented by taking doxy with food. Small chance of diarrhea.
Answered on Oct 12, 2019
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