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Does doxycycline cause c diff?

Does doxycycline cause c diff?

C. difficile: Doxycycline can alter your colonic bacterial flora so that it allows clostridium difficile to grow out and its toxin then produces damage to the lining of the bowel resulting in diarrhea and worse. If you think this is happening see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

C. Diff, it is a spore forming bacillus that when the micro environment of the colon is modified by antimicrobials, it can germinate and elaborate a toxin causing pseudo membranous colitis, ...Read more


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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?

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

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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.

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

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Had loose stool for a month. Began within 24--48 hours of starting doxycyline hyclate. Not c diff. Now what?

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

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Can doxycycline cause c difficile?

Can doxycycline cause c difficile?

Yes: Any antibiotic including, Doxycycline can increase your risk of getting c. Difficile diarrhea. However, because Doxycycline has poor activity against anaerobes (the majority of bacteria found in your colon) it is less likely than other antibiotics to cause c. Difficile diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause tinnitus?

Can doxycycline cause tinnitus?

Not listed: According to the clinical pharmacology database, tinnitus is not a listed side effect for doxycycline. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause delay in cycle?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline should not cause delay in menstrual cycle. Potential GU side effects could include: ^ menstrual cramps, bacterial vaginitis or vulvovaginal fungal infections. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause /aggravate tinnitus?

Can doxycycline cause /aggravate tinnitus?

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 more

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Doxycycline caused bladder pain, what to do?

Doxycycline caused bladder pain, what to do?

See remark: The logical thing to do is STOP the medication. If you have infection and prescribed this drug,have your doctor switch you to another antibiotic....since we have a large variety of medication for infection ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause elevated liver enzmes?

Can doxycycline cause elevated liver enzmes?

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

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Can doxycycline hyclate 100mg cause a cough?

Can doxycycline hyclate 100mg cause a cough?

Not side effect....: Doxycycline does not typically have cough as a side-effect. However, an allergic reaction could cause bronchospasm which could cause a cough. So, if you are also short of breath, contact your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause headaches as a side effect?

Can doxycycline cause headaches as a side effect?

Side effect: It is not a common side effect of doxycycline however any side effects can be had when taking any form of medication ...Read more

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Can doxycycline & minocycline cause eyesight and focus problems?

Can doxycycline & minocycline cause eyesight and focus problems?

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

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Does smoking while taking doryx (doxycycline) cause it to not work and side effects to occur?

Does smoking while taking doryx (doxycycline) cause it to not work and side effects to occur?

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

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Can doxycycline cause gastro/urinary problems and/or effects after it was stopped? I was on it for almost two weeks.

See below: All antibiotics can cause nausia, vomitting and diarrhea. These symptoms should resolve within a few days of stopping the antibiotic. I would not expect urinary problems with doxycycline. ...Read more

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What dosage of doxycycline can cause a miscarriage?

What dosage of doxycycline can cause a miscarriage?

Not sure: Doxycycline is not recommended during pregnancy can cause staing of the baby's teeth among other things. Standrd therapeutic dose should not cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

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