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Dr. Edward Segal
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Periostat (Overview)

Periostat is an oral contraceptive which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


Dr. Edward Segal
599 doctors shared insights

Periostat (Overview)

Periostat is an oral contraceptive which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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Is it safe to take Periostat (doxycycline) for gum disease?

Is it safe to take Periostat (doxycycline)  for gum disease?

Of course: Periostat (doxycycline) tablets are used to treat advanced gum disease and it is approved by FDA. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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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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Serious or common side effect of doxycycline?

Serious or common side effect of doxycycline?

Allergic reactions: Can be very serious side effects if there is: difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, swelling of tongue, diarrhea with or without bloody stools, severe headaches, severe skin reactions like urticaria, blistered or pealing skin. Common and relatively mild se are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite mild temporary skin rash with or without itching, sensitivity to sunlight. But, overall quite safe. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Periostat allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Periostat allergy?

Periostat Allergy: An allergy to doxycycline hyclate or any of the other inert ingredients in the formulation, which may include: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide, and triacetin. ...Read more

Doxycycline (Definition)

It's an antibiotic that belongs in the ...Read more