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Dr. Martin Raff
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How long after taking doxycycline can I go in the sun? I was very photo toxic

How long after taking doxycycline can I go in the sun?  I was very photo toxic

4-10 days: You should wait until your body has completly eliminated the medication. This is dependent on the dose, the half life and your bodies ability to eliminate the drug. If sun toxic then safe to wait about 10 days, wear at least a 30 sunblock when you go out. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline have side effects?

Does doxycycline have side effects?

Occasionally: Doxycycline is a useful antibiotic, but as with all medications, there are possible side effects. Every drug or supplement has some small risks, so a user has to weigh the benefits against the small chance of an allergic reaction or some other problem. Doxycycline is often used to treat acne in teen boys. Users can sunburn more easily. "doxy" is not used in younger kids nor in pregnant women. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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What can be expected as far as side effects or symptoms go, with lengthy use of doxycycline? How long will these symptoms last after stopping the doxy

What can be expected as far as side effects or symptoms go, with lengthy use of doxycycline? How long will these symptoms last after stopping the doxy

Doxy: Some adolecents take low dose doxycycline for months without problems. Sensitivity to Sun exposure and nausea are occasional side effects which clear on discontinuing the medication. In my experience doxy cycline is very well tolerated. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Milk (calcium) is said to interact with Doxycycline, actually reducing its absorption. Can i have milk and cereal morning and Doxycycline afternoon?

Milk (calcium) is said to interact with Doxycycline, actually reducing its absorption. Can i have milk and cereal morning and Doxycycline afternoon?

Doxycycline: Absorption of tetracycline is in stomach and upper small intestine. Absorption of tetracyclines may be impaired by milk products, aluminum hydroxide gels, sodium bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium salts and iron preparations. The mechanisms responsible for decreased absorption seems to be chelation and an increase in gastric pH. It is therefore advisable to take doxycycline on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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I didn't take my last pill of doxycycline today and I can't take it now.Is it okay if I take it tomorrow at 2pm even though I usually take it at 5pm?

I didn't take my last pill of doxycycline  today and I can't take it now.Is it okay if I take it tomorrow at 2pm even though I usually take it at 5pm?

Antibx Questions?: I believe I just answered a similar question for you about axithromycin? I question as to why you are asking the same questions about different antibiotics? If you miss an antibiotic for a day, start taking it the next day as soon as possible to finish the full course. ...Read more

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Doxycycline (Definition)

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