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how long after doxycycline be in sun?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
5 days: The half life (time to elimination of half the drug) of Doxycycline is long, 15-24 hours. The drug is not completely eliminated until 5 half lives after taking the last dose. I would wait 5 days after the last dose of Doxycycline until going in the sun and them use sun screen.

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How long until i can go into th sun after taking doxycycline?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
5 days: The half life (time to elimination of half the drug) of Doxycycline is long, 15-24 hours. The drug is not completely eliminated until 5 half lives after taking the last dose. I would wait 5 days after the last dose of Doxycycline until going in the sun and them use sun screen.

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