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How long after taking doxycycline can I go in the sun?

How long after taking doxycycline can I go in the sun?

Depends: Probably the effect wears off in about a week, but you should always be wearing an spf of at least 36-50 anyway! ...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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Doxycycline: how long after taken until i can go in the sun?

Doxycycline: how long after taken until i can go in the sun?

4-5 days: The doxyclcline will be completely out of your system 4-5 days after taking the last dose. Avoid the sun and use sun screen for this duration. ...Read more

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How long after taking doxycycline do I have to stay out of the sun?

How long after taking doxycycline do I have to stay out of the sun?

Doxycycline sun rash: Doxycycline absorbs UV-A, so if you're outdoors when the med is in your system, you could wind up with a photosensitive rash. That rash can be nasty -so it's good to be careful. The half-life of the drug is about 20 hrs, and it binds to proteins in the body. Thus, after about 5 half-lives since you last took the drug, 'all of it' should be out of your system. That's 4-5 days as the other docs said ...Read more

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I have been taking doxycycline 100mg for 10 days and i am going on holiday in 11 days will i be able to go in the sun then?

Should be safe: Doxycycline can cause photosensitivity (increased susceptibility to sunburn), but usually it does not. If you've had it before and know you are susceptible, or if still concerned, you probably can go in the sun with a strong sun block cream. In any case, the drug should be gone and no risk a week or so after the last dose. Enjoy your holiday! ...Read more

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How long until i can go into th sun after taking doxycycline?

How long until i can go into th sun after taking doxycycline?

5 days: The half life (time to elimination of half the drug) of Doxycycline is long, 15-24 hours. The drug is not completely eliminated until 5 half lives after taking the last dose. I would wait 5 days after the last dose of Doxycycline until going in the sun and them use sun screen. ...Read more

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I am on 100mg doxycycline for 10 days and due to finish it on tuesday and go on holiday in 11 days am i ok in the sun then?

I am on 100mg doxycycline for 10 days and due to finish it on tuesday and go on holiday in 11 days am i ok in the sun then?

Duplicate question: From my reply yesterday: "Doxycycline can cause photosensitivity (increased susceptibility to sunburn), but usually it does not. If you've had it before and know you are susceptible, or if still concerned, you probably can go in the sun with a strong sun block cream. In any case, the drug should be gone and no risk a week or so after the last dose. Enjoy your holiday!" ...Read more

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How long after doxycycline be in sun?

5 days: The half life (time to elimination of half the drug) of Doxycycline is long, 15-24 hours. The drug is not completely eliminated until 5 half lives after taking the last dose. I would wait 5 days after the last dose of Doxycycline until going in the sun and them use sun screen. ...Read more

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