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What to do if I vomit up one of my doxy. Antibiotic pills n hour after I take it? Take another one soon as I feel better or wait til time for next pill

What to do if I vomit up one of my doxy. Antibiotic pills n hour after I take it? Take another one soon as I feel better or wait til time for next pill

Vomiting Medicine: Here is the recommendation I give my patients. If you throw up after taking a medication you retake the medicine if you vomited less than thirty minutes after taking the pill. Otherwise, you take you next pill when it is time for it. ...Read more

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My derm prescribed doxy. I stopped taking it & broke out really bad. Still using adapalene Some nights. Any natural prevention methods?

My derm prescribed doxy. I stopped taking it & broke out really bad. Still using adapalene Some nights. Any natural prevention methods?

Sunlight.: And aging. But, check to make certain NOT PREGNANT, but if a drug was working until you stopped it, it implies you should go back onto it. ...Read more

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Want to eat plenty of plain yogurt while on doxycycline to prevent yeast, gut symptoms. If I eat it hours after my dose, will still interfere w doxy?

Want to eat plenty of plain yogurt while on doxycycline to prevent yeast, gut symptoms. If I eat it hours after my dose, will still interfere w doxy?

Doxycycline ; dairy: Dairy products can interfere with the absorption of tetracycline antibiotics, including doxycycline, but the clinical significance is unclear. Tetracycline antibiotics can upset the stomach, so it is sometimes advised to take them with food, although they are best absorbed on an empty stomach. If you eat yoghurt 2 or more hours after you take the tetracycline, you should be okay. ...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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Prevent malaria best with doxycycline or mefloquine if travelling abroad?

Prevent malaria best with doxycycline or mefloquine if travelling abroad?

Depends: The choice of prophylaxis is based in part on where you're going and the resistance patterns of the malaria in the area. The cdc has a good website that discusses this issue based on region or country. When in doubt, see a travel medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Vomiting a half hour after taking doxycycline. Nothing but clear liquids come up. Is this decreasing effectiveness of the medication?

Vomiting a half hour after taking doxycycline. Nothing but clear liquids come up. Is this decreasing effectiveness of the medication?

Maybe: Vomiting that soon could mean some drug also came up and less will be absorbed. Doxycycline can be taken with food to reduce stomach and intestinal irritation. Don't worry if this has just happened once or twice; just make sure you take most doses without vomiting. ...Read more

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If I have taken doxycycline for acne in the past, can I use it for preventing malaria now?

If I have taken doxycycline for acne in the past, can I use it for preventing malaria now?

Doxy for acne: Doxycycline has been found to be very effective for decreasing the severity of acne and its formaion. The dose howere, does not need to be as high as the treatment of systemic infection. Regarding malaria, you have to consult a doctor if you are exposed or traveling to the endemic area where getting malaria is suspected. In other words, using it as a prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Not good at swallowing large capsules so opened my Doxycycline & put the mixture into vegan yogurt. Will the calcium in vegan yogurt prevent effects?

Not good at swallowing large capsules so opened my Doxycycline & put the mixture into vegan yogurt. Will the calcium in vegan yogurt prevent effects?

Advice from internet: "If you cannot swallow the capsule whole, you may open it and sprinkle the contents over a spoonful of applesauce. Do not use hot applesauce. Mix the medicine with the applesauce and swallow the mixture right away, followed by a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine before swallowing. Do not store the mixture for future use." Ref: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/doxycycline-hyclate-delayed-release-capsules.html ...Read more

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Can taking doxycycline on an empty stomach cause me to vomit?

Can taking doxycycline on an empty stomach cause me to vomit?

Yes: Gi side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are common with doxycycline. Suggest taking it with food to see if that helps. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline have codine in ?? I took one an hour ago and now am vomiting but am allergic to codine on them for bad chest infection

No: But gastric side effects are common with doxycycline. If you have taken it with food and still get vomiting, ask your doctor for a substitute. There is no codeine in doxycycline. ...Read more

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I am taking doxycycline for a possible MRSA skin infection, and about 2 hours after taking it, I am vomiting. Am i absorbing the medication?

I am taking doxycycline for a possible MRSA skin infection, and about 2 hours after taking it, I am vomiting. Am i absorbing the medication?

Thirty MInute Rule: I teach my patients, especially those on medications that may cause upset stomachs, if they throw up within thirty minutes after taking a medication they should retake it. If it is longer than thirty minutes they wait to take the next dose when it is due. ...Read more

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Recently I've found myself very sexually active with multiple partners daily. Would taking Doxycycline daily be reasonable to prevent STD's?

Recently I've found myself very sexually active with multiple partners daily.  Would taking Doxycycline daily be reasonable to prevent STD's?

Yes...and No...: There are many sexually transmitted infections: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Herpes, HIV, Hepatitis, Trichomoniasis, Human Papiloma Virus... There is some evidence that daily Doxycycline will help prevent the first 3: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis but not the rest. Changing your lifestyle and using condoms will help with the others. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Abscess on my bum. Doc did a culture & it's MRSA. Been taking doxycycline & it's getting smaller very quickly. Is this curable? How to prevent it?

Abscess on my bum. Doc did a culture & it's MRSA. Been taking doxycycline & it's getting smaller very quickly. Is this curable?  How to prevent it?

Keep in touch!: Some sores require drainage plus antibiotics. You seem to be getting better; finish antibxs. Wear clean work out clothes and use clean towels daily. Apply benzoyl peroxide to all pimples when they present. Prevent by cleaning daily especially body openings in the straddle.
Keep bathroom clean and disinfect all areas weekly. Do not pick at body sores or injuries. Wash hands after nail bits. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline only used for acne treatment and malaria prevention?

Is doxycycline only used for acne treatment and malaria prevention?

No: Doxycycline is used to treat several species of bacteria and several bacterial illnesses. It c overs most strains of staphylococcus aureus including mrsa, hemophilus influenza, chlamydia and chlamydophilia, mycoplasma and some strains of gram negative bacteria. It is also used to treat acne and prevent malaria. ...Read more

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Getting stomach pain from doxycycline. What can I do to prevent this?

Probiotics: Consider probiotics when taking antibiotics. Multiple strain products provide more balance than single strain. You need to have enough of the probiotic to make a difference — billions of viable bacteria per gram is better than millions. Cultures need to be alive — except for greek or bulgarian yogurt & specialized probiotic yogurts – the average yogurt has mostly dead cultures. Take care. ...Read more

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My girlfriend was diagnosed with a bacterial infection and was prescribed doxycycline and metronidazole. Now she's vomiting and get cramps.?

My girlfriend was diagnosed with a bacterial infection and was prescribed doxycycline and metronidazole. Now she's vomiting and get cramps.?

Common: Both of these medications can cause cramping and vomiting. If she is unable to keep them down she should consult her provider for alternatives. Drinking alcohol with metronidazole can make this more severe. Try taking medications with food. ...Read more

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What can one do to prevent vomiting when you get the urge?

What can one do to prevent vomiting when you get the urge?

Diet: Vomiting like that is highly abnormal and it may just be sugar! There is a center in the brainstem called the vomiting center and when irritable it sends messages to the stomach that initiates vomiting. I have seen a lot of people, especially children where lousy diet is the cause, but cvertainly not the only cause. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to prevent vomiting when you are sick?

Yes: There are medications known as anti-emetics, which are very good at preventing vomiting. The key here is to figure out why you are sick and treat that. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for initial evaluation. Depending on what he finds, he may send you to a gastroenterologist. Regardless, they may be able to prescribe medicines for your vomiting. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am feeling really sick, is there any way to prevent yourself from vomiting?

I am feeling really sick, is there any way to prevent yourself from vomiting?

Ginger: If you are nauseated consider drinking or eating ginger. Ginger tea, ginger ale or crystalized ginger. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can rolaids prevent vomiting?

Can rolaids prevent vomiting?

Probably not: Rolaids is an antacid that neutralizes the acid already present in your stomach. It does not alter the volume of gastric acid production, does not alter the rate of gastric emptying, does not affect the emesis center of the brain, and does not alter either esophageal function nor the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter. Vomiting, if recurrent or persistent, deserves medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent vomiting after surgery?

What are some ways to prevent vomiting after surgery?

Depends on surgery: Best to talk to the surgeon but anti nausea meds, early but gentle feeding, ambulation / mobility after surgery, avoidance of infection, etc are a few basic things. ...Read more

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