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Does Doxycycline Cause C Diff
Just finished flagly for c diff; i now have symptoms of prostatitis and my dr wants me to take doxycycline 100mg twice a day and vancomycin (250mg/4xday). Is this necessary to prevent c diff again?
My Dr suspects IBD (due to stool sample result) - awaiting colonoscopy. Taking Doxycycline for Lyme. Am I likely to get C Diff? Currently have upper abdominal cramps, are they normal with Doxycycline?
Not uncommon: Doxycycline needs be taken with food but even then many people have gastric upset from it. It is impossible to predict whether you will have C difficile problem but I would recommend you take a probiotic whenever you are on an antibiotic. If your stomach still bothers you , ask your doctor to Rx an alternative. ...Read more
Why would my hemoglobin drop from 14.0 - 13.0 in two weeks? They performed CBC, hidden blood stool test, and c-diff test. All tested good except hemo. Was taking doxycycline for 12 days. My stomach pain has been minimizing & acid reflux too.
Hydration status: With every test there is a sampling error that can lead to a different result. Also, how well hydrated you are versus dehydration can result in dilution of your blood cells and show a drop. Finally, if all your other tests are normal you don't need to worry. Try to focus on eating foods that are rich in iron and follow up with your Doc at your next blood test. You may be pleasantly surprised. ...Read more
Had loose stool for a month. Began within 24--48 hours of starting doxycyline hyclate. Not c diff. Now what?
Get colonoscopy...: Loose stools/change in bowel habits for a month duration without logical explanation after stool analysis requires further investigation. The next best test would be a colonoscopy. In the meantime, and you may have already done this, but try taking a probiotic supplement e.g. Align, vsl#3. Good luck! ...Read more
Tinnitus: T the mechanism of toxicity is ambiguous but according to some medical scientists ototoxic antibiotics such as tetracycline trigger hearing loss and subsequent tinnitus. .Doxycycline does cause tinnitus. If you dont have hearing loss, it can be reversible. Although, no literature or artcle available to prove it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes indeed: Some people are sensitive to this stuff and get elevated liver enzymes from it. It's easy to find out -- your physician can recheck you after two weeks off the stuff. The tetracycline family of meds are great, especially for acne, and are life-savers in rickettsial disease, but there are other good substitutes for long-term if one's made you sick. ...Read more
Soon: Usually within the first 72 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doxycycline: Low does Doxycycline 20mg/d helps chronic dry eye (an inflammatory disease often) by inhibiting inflammatory factors (ie mmps) with a mechanism which is independent from their antibiotic effect. However at high doses, there have been rare case reports of pseudotumor cerebri (intracranial hypertension). See your eyemd asap to be sure. More on http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more
No effect on effect: Smoking would not be expected to change the effectiveness of doryx (doxycycline). If smoking and Doryx (doxycycline) both upset your stomach, one could make the other more distressing, but i doubt you'd be smoking if it routinely upset your stomach. You shouldn't smoke anyway! stop it now and save a lot of healthcare dollars and misery later. ...Read more