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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Declomycin (Overview)

Declomycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic drug, drug for psychosis).


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How long do I need to be off demeclocycline so I won't have photosensitivity on an upcoming beach vacation?

How long do I need to be off demeclocycline so I won't have photosensitivity on an upcoming beach vacation?

2-4 weeks: It is best to be off for up to 4 weeks for effect to be mitigated. There will be almost no drug in your system at 2 weeks. Still use a sunblock if you are sensitive to sun. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Declomycin (Overview)

Declomycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic drug, drug for psychosis).


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I ve been recently diagnosed with siadh I m a 42 year old male and really am not happy with taking demeclocycline I work outdoors as a gardener so photosensitivity is big issue also on limited fluids are there any other medicatons that could help?

I ve been recently diagnosed with siadh I m a 42 year old male and really am not happy with taking demeclocycline I work outdoors as a gardener so photosensitivity is big issue also on limited fluids are there any other medicatons that could help?

Few other options..: Vasopressin-related: valprisol and samca.
Diuretics: Lasix (furosemide) and manitol & urea are other options. Demecycline is actually an antibiotic but it works on the kidney and alters its ability to control flow of water/urine--this medicine takes about 1 wk+ to start working. Your concerns are legitimate and so I suggest talking to your doc for alternatives for you--as above. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is demeclocycline (declomycin) given for SIADH?

Why is demeclocycline (declomycin) given for SIADH?

Demeclocycline: It induces nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (dehydration due to inability to concentrate urine by the kidneys) as a side-effect, hence relieves the low sodium problem in SIADH. ...Read more

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How long do I need to be off demeclocycline so I won't have photosensitivity on an upcoming beach vacation?

2-4 weeks: It is best to be off for up to 4 weeks for effect to be mitigated. There will be almost no drug in your system at 2 weeks. Still use a sunblock if you are sensitive to sun. ...Read more

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I ve been recently diagnosed with siadh I m a 42 year old male and really am not happy with taking demeclocycline I work outdoors as a gardener so photosensitivity is big issue also on limited fluids are there any other medicatons that could help?

Few other options..: Vasopressin-related: valprisol and samca.
Diuretics: Lasix (furosemide) and manitol & urea are other options. Demecycline is actually an antibiotic but it works on the kidney and alters its ability to control flow of water/urine--this medicine takes about 1 wk+ to start working. Your concerns are legitimate and so I suggest talking to your doc for alternatives for you--as above. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Demeclocycline (Definition)

Demeclocycline is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


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