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A 23-year-old male asked:

I took doxycycline to prevent leptospirosis as i have to work on a farm for a few days i took 200mg per day for 4 days. will it be a problem for my future resistance to the diseases or will i become resistant to this medicine please help?

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Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 51 years experience
The dose you are taking will certainly reduce the risk of infection by 95% and you may be taking more of the drug than you need. You will not become resistant to the medication but the spirochetes may. This article may help you: https://www.medscape.com/answers/220563-82166/what-is-the-role-of-doxycycline-in-the-treatment-of-leptospirosis Best wishes
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