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What is Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg used for?

What is Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg used for?

Antibiotic: Used for many purposes, mainly preventing or treating an infection ...Read more

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Do I need doxycycline if i’m traveling to a part of the world with malaria? I will be spending several months in southern china where malaria is common. How can I use doxycycline to prevent getting the disease? How long can I take it? Do I still need to t

Do I need doxycycline if i’m traveling to a part of the world with malaria? I will be spending several months in southern china where malaria is common. How can I use doxycycline to prevent getting the disease? How long can I take it? Do I still need to t

Where in China?: See travel doc: exact locations in china important to determine actual malaria risk. Risk is only in rural areas of anhui, guizhou, hainan, henan, hubei, & yunnan provinces. In the south, in rural areas, if prolonged stay- have been outbreaks je. Polio along pakistan border only, chikungunya fever in guangdong. Hand, foot, mouth and rabies in guangxi & measles cases on rise in general. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline work for testicular infection/inflammatory?

Sometimes: Doxy is a good antibiotic because it also has anti-inflammatory properties. But so many other thing may be going on that you need close follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

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If I stop taking doxycycline, how long before levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) works?

Next cycle: Depending on how long you took the drug, I would recommend waiiting until the next cycle to depend on your birth control to be safest. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take doxycycline and metronidozale gel together?

Yes: It is safe. If you have bacterial vaginosis, the Metronidazole will treat it without the side effects. Oral Metronidazole can cause nausea and metallic taste. You can not drink alcohol when you take it. The Doxycycline can also cause nausea. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take both a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack and doxycycline safely together to treat a rash on your face?

Is it ok to take both a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack and doxycycline safely together to treat a rash on your face?

Depends on…: What the rash is. If acute acne flare, the 2 drugs may be used without interaction. (caution: do not take meds with grapefruit juice as that can cause an interaction). If you don't know what the rash is, see your pcp or a dermatologist before using the antibiotic. For ex, poison ivy rash is helped with Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak but antibiotic does no good; may create resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take doxycycline and Plan B at the same time?

Is it dangerous to take doxycycline and Plan B at the same time?

Agree w Dr Lin: No interaction with Plan B and doxycycline. Antibiotics which can affect Plan B: ampicillin, cotrimoxazole (in Bactrim), Rifampin, tetracycline, & clarithromycin. ...Read more

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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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How long does doxycycline stay in your system?

Doxycycline: 99.9% of Doxycycline is removed from your system after 90 hours. ...Read more

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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

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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Taking doxycycline for chlamydia. Vomited half way through course, will it still work?

Difficult: Go back and be retested. No way of knowing how much this interfered with the therapy. You might try taking the Doxycycline with a small amount of food in stomach. ...Read more

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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 have a vaginal itching and a sore on the vulva plus a discharge can I take ciprofloxacin and doxycycline combination? Thanks

I have a vaginal itching and a sore on the vulva plus a discharge can I take ciprofloxacin and doxycycline combination? Thanks

See you gynecologist: They will evaluate you and decide the best course of treatment. If there is presence of a sore, you definitely need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the tests for doxycycline overdose?

Measure levels: It is possible to measure serum levels of this antibiotic in some laboratories, but not necessary. Excessive amounts of Doxycycline will be excreted rapidly in the urine. ...Read more

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How long does one need to take doxycycline? 2 pills a day for 2 weeks, is it too much?

No: It depends on what it is being used to treat. If worried, call up the doctor and have a discussion about the prescription. It would help to know the diagnosis ...Read more

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Is a reported side effect of 100mg doxycycline severe leg cramping? When I research online, it shows many reports, but no actual back-up posts.

Is a reported side effect of 100mg doxycycline severe leg cramping? When I research online, it shows many reports, but no actual back-up posts.

Not related: In a study of over 10, 000 patients on Doxycycline this was not a reported complication. That does not mean that it cannot occur, but if it does it is certainly a very ideosyncratic reaction. ...Read more

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After a condom accident, I suffer from urethritis (without discharge). 2 cures of 3 weeks with doxycycline did not solve. What bacteria can that be?

After a condom accident, I suffer from urethritis (without discharge). 2 cures of 3 weeks with doxycycline did not solve. What bacteria can that be?

No infection at all?: Sexually acquired nongonococcal urethrits (NGU) rarely occurs without discharge. What symptoms? How was it diagnosed? WBC in urethra or urine? Urinary pain alone usually isn't NGU, and urethritis doesn't usually cause frequency, urgency, pelvic or testicular pain, etc. These suggest prostatitis (often non-infectious, also called male pelvic pain syndrome) or sometimes genitally focused anxiety. ...Read more

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Dide effects of doxycycline?

Doxy side effects?: Nausea/vomitting/diarrhea
allergic reaction- mild to severe
increased skin sensitivity to sun
yeast infection in female
intereference with other medication absorption. ...Read more

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What is doxycycline used for?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline is an antibiotic that is used to treat many types of conditions like Lyme disease, Pneumonia, Anthrax, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Rickettsiosis, Pleural effusion, Bacterial pneumonia & Mycoplasma infection. ...Read more

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