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Doxy Hyclate Vs Monohydrate
Yes: There shouldn't be a difference in efficacy. ...Read more
Is there a difference between the hyclate and monohydrate forms of doxycycline in terms of side effects likelihood?
Doxycycline: Same active drug, different salt.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many dermatologists i know have found no difference between them.
I prescribe either. Results are usually the same for both. ...Read more
I am an MD in a tertiary care outpatient Wound Center. Do you have any strong sense whether doxycycline hyclate or monohydrate is clinically superior? I sometimes hear that one leads to less GI discomfort, but I cannot seem to find a definitive source. T
Join us, Dr. Marin!: HI, why don't you join us docs? It's a great community and we can e-mail each other through the interface and talk to peers that we would never meed otherwise. Truly a supportive bunch. When Vibramycin, (doxycycline) (d. hyclate) was approved, it touted less GI upset and that supported my scant clinical experience. However, recently, a patient said that he had better acne control with the monohydrate. ...Read more
I took Doxycycline Hyclate after periodental work. Developed swollen legs, blurred vision had to disc. Will Doxy Mono give me same side effects. ?
Yes: Just different salts of the same drug. ...Read more
Vibramycin (doxycycline) AE's: Aside from usual: nausea vomiting & diarrhea with all meds, common adverse effects associated with Doxycycline hyclate are photosensitivity (do not go out in the sun without great protection on this drug) and muscle aches (6-7%). Rare but serious ae is a severe drug allergy of skin (stevens johnsons or ten). Also reported liver toxicity; skin, bone & teeth discoloration especially in unborn babys. ...Read more
OK: You will be OK. The medication may not be as effective as the absorption may not be as good, but the medication will not harm you if you take it around the time of meals. ...Read more
Will I be able to lose the weight I've gained on doxycycline hyclate once I stop taking the medication?
Does doxycycline hyclate 100mg twice daily continue working after completing the 10 day course,and if so, for how long ?
MED KINETICS: Unfortunately medication does not last in the bloodstream beyond a certain time based upon the drug's pharmacokinetics. Beyond the period of time you mentioned this drug will typically only last about 22 hours before it is no longer detectable. ...Read more
I am prescribed 100MG doxycycline hyclate. It says not to lie down for 30 minutes after taking it, what will happen if I do lie down after taking it?
Esophagitis: Doxycycline can cause drug-induced esophagitis, or inflammation of the esophagus. You are instructed not to lay down so that the pill can travel quickly down the esophagus and into the stomach. If you lay down there is the potential that the pill will remain in your esophagus as it dissolves and cause inflammation. ...Read more