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A 29-year-old male asked:

I have gerd, and currently taking doxycycline heclate 100mgxday. my heartburn is even worse right now, while taking dexilant. i feel short of breathe, which is a ket symptom for me when acid reflux is a problem. does doxy cause acid reflux?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Doxy can directly irritate the esophagus, cause inflammation or even ulcerate the esophagus. It can cause heartburn and upset stomach. Try taking it with a full glass.of water after taking a liquid antacid recommended by your pharmacist and/or just after a meal.
Last updated Jun 19, 2021
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