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I am about to start taking doxycycline for one week to treat a small outbreak on my skin - how long after taking it do I have to wait to get pregnant?

I am about to start taking doxycycline for one week to treat a small outbreak on my skin - how long after taking it do I have to wait to get pregnant?

When finished: You are only taking one week of Doxycycline so even if you got pregnant the first day of taking it the baby would not be formed beyond a few cells. No need to delay. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Can pregnant women take Doxycycline?

Can pregnant women take Doxycycline?

Not recommended: Doxycycline is not advisable during pregnancy. There are usually safer alternatives. There have been evidence of fetal risk when doxycycline is taken during pregnancy.

It can be recommended only in life-threatening situation where the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the fetus and when there are no better alternative. ...Read more

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I was on doxycycline and found out I'm pregnant what are the chances my baby will be fine or not? Please help I'm very worried!

I was on doxycycline and found out I'm pregnant what are the chances my baby will be fine or not? Please help I'm very worried!

No problem: Doxycycline is similar to tetracycline in that it can stain teeth. Teeth are usually formed in the second trimester in the fetus and they can become stained. Since you have just become pregnant I don't think you need to worry. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex thursday and took my pill that day 12 hours late and 18 hours late the next day. Can I get pregnant? I been taking doxycycline too.

Yes it is possible: Antibiotics can decrease the absorption and effectiveness of the pill as can not taking in a row. Theedule especially more than 1 day pill on sch. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline safe to take during pregnancy?

Not for use in pregn: Pregnant women should not take tetracycline derivatives like Doxycycline during pregnancy unless there are no other antibiotics that can be used to treat the patient. Tetracyclines affect tooth development causing staining deformities and also retard the development of bone. ...Read more

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Can I take doxycycline hyclate if I might be pregnant?

Not a good idea: Doxycycline can cause changes in the bone structure of a developing fetus. Discuss with the doctor who is planning to give this to you if you need to combat an infection - discuss alternatives for treatment. ...Read more

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Iv just came back from Africa and have 13 more Doxycycline to take when can I start trying to get pregnant?

Iv just came back from Africa and have 13 more Doxycycline to take when can I start trying to get pregnant?

Complete Rx: Complete your Doxycycline Rx and wait for the next normal period before considering conception, just in case you contracted an infection from Africa. (malaria, etc.) ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking doxycycline and birth control?

Can you get pregnant while taking doxycycline and birth control?

Yes it is possible: Antibiotics decrease the absorption of the pill and therefore decrease its effectiveness. You should always use a backup measure or abstain while on an antibiotic if you are on the bcp. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause abortion in the first week of pregnancy?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline is typically not recommended for women who are expecting. The medicine may cause permanent tooth discoloration in the child, and may even affect bone formation. If pregnancy occurs while you are taking doxycycline, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks and benefits of using this antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have read that doxycycline can delay your period. Are there any signs of pregnancy I should be looking for?

A positive test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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4 weeks pregnant and took doxycycline for 3 days before realizing I was pregnant. Should I worry?

Probably not: The antibiotic doxycycline is not known to cause pregnancy losses, congenital anomalies or birth defects when taken during the first trimester of pregnancy. 3 days of standard doses are not likely to cause harm. If doxycycline is used in high doses during the late second and third trimester, there have been reports of a theoretical risk of interference with the metabolism of bones or of teeth. ...Read more

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I'm takin doxycycline hyclate 100mg twice daily, but unfortunately I had unprotected sex four days ago but im scared I will get pregnant, what should I do?

I'm takin doxycycline hyclate 100mg twice daily, but unfortunately I had unprotected sex four days ago but im scared I will get pregnant, what should I do?

Morning after pill: Although antibiotics can reduce the efficacy of birth control pills, you didn't mention if you're on the pill. Unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy. If it has been less than five days, you can take Ella (ulipristal acetate) (rx morning after pill) to reduce your chances of conceiving. And be sure to take a pregnancy test two weeks from your last sex. Unfortunately, Doxycycline is associated with some birth defects. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline taken early in pregnancy cause birth defects?

Does doxycycline taken early in pregnancy cause birth defects?

It has in some cases: Doxycycline is a type of tetracycline. It has been assigned to the pregnancy category d, indicating that animal studies have revealed this can injure the embryo & fetus. Most congenital defects appear to be due to the toxicity of skeletal formation; also injuring tooth development. Some expectant mothers have taken Doxycycline with no ill effects; however, the risk may outweigh the benefit. ...Read more

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I have been taking doxycycline for a couple of months to treat acne. I think I am pregnant. Can this cause birth defects?

I have been taking doxycycline for a couple of months to treat acne. I think I am pregnant. Can this cause birth defects?

Contraindications: Doxycycline is contraindicated in pregnancy. It is category D - life threatening. I'll advise that you stop the med immediately if you are pregnant and follow up with your physician. Good health. ...Read more

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I was taking Doxycycline for acne and birth control. I missed one of my pills. Now I have a missed period and cramping. Could I be pregnant?

I was taking Doxycycline for acne and birth control. I missed one of my pills. Now I have a missed period and cramping. Could I be pregnant?

Possible: But unlikely. Doxycycline should not alter your BC protection and missing 1 pill is generally not a huge risk. Do a pregnancy test but your symptoms may be related to a late period. If still no period in 1 week, repeat the pregnancy test again and see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause a fasle negative pregnancy test?

Can doxycycline cause a fasle negative pregnancy test?

No.: There's no evidence that Doxycycline can cause a false negative pregnancy test. It may, however, cause erroneous results on urine sugar tests. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control I also take doxycycline which makes it less effective so I used a codom and it broke so I took plan b can I still get pregnant?

I'm on birth control I also take doxycycline which makes it less effective so I used a codom and it broke so I took plan b can I still get pregnant?

Unlikely: Unlikely but possible. Do a pregnancy test if the end of the cycle shows no period before you start your next pack of pills. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline and tetracycline taken in first five weeks of pregnancy cause birth defects?

Can doxycycline and tetracycline taken in first five weeks of pregnancy cause birth defects?

MEDS IN PREGNANCY: Both Doxycycline and tetracycline fall in pregnancy safety category-d. It means: there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the potential benefits from the use of the drug in pregnant women may be acceptable despite its potential ricks (e.g. If the drug is needed in life threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs can't be used or are ineffective). ...Read more

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I took tetracycline 500 mg 5 tablets and doxycycline 100mg 4tablets off and on until my 5th wk of pregnancy. Would it cause birth defects.

I took tetracycline 500 mg 5 tablets and doxycycline 100mg 4tablets off and on until my 5th wk of pregnancy. Would it cause birth defects.

YES: Tetracycline can cause fetal toxicity when given to pregnant women. Fetal bone and teeth accumulation.
In general, reports of exposure have been limited to short durations of therapy in the first trimester. Tetracycline may discolor fetal teeth following maternal use during pregnancy; the specific teeth involved and the portion of the tooth affected depends on the timing and duration of exposure. ...Read more

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I take my birth control at the same time every day. I'm on doxycycline. I should've gotten my period days ago, but nothing. Chances of pregnancy?

I take my birth control at the same time every day. I'm on doxycycline. I should've gotten my period days ago, but nothing. Chances of pregnancy?

Take a test: No need to worry about the chances - Just take a test. Home pregnancy test are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. It is common to miss period when taking birth control. ...Read more

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