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How long for sun sensitivity to go away after stopping doxycycline?

How long for sun sensitivity to go away after stopping doxycycline?

About a week: 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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Can bacteria resistance become a problem from stopping Doxycycline Hyclate after only 6 of 20 doses due to a mild/moderate allergic reaction?

Can bacteria resistance become a problem from stopping Doxycycline Hyclate after only 6 of 20 doses due to a mild/moderate allergic reaction?

It can: Incomplete antibiotic courses are known to cause resistance of bacteria to the antibiotic. Doxycycline is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, meaning that it typically suppresses bacteria more so than killing them would probably be more prone to that than other antibiotics. Also, it depends on the bacterial propensity to develop resistance as some do so more than others. ...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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How long do the side effects of the antibiotic doxycycline continue after stopping?

How long do the side effects of the antibiotic doxycycline continue after stopping?

What side-effects?: Since Doxycycline has few significant side-effects it is necessary to know what you are experiencing before this question can be answered. ...Read more

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Is heavy bleeding common with chlymidia? I have 2 days left on the Doxycycline, can I look forward to the bleeding stopping anytime soon?

Is heavy bleeding common with chlymidia? I have 2 days left on the Doxycycline, can I look forward to the bleeding stopping anytime soon?

Re-check w/ doctor: Vaginal bleeding can with chlamydia, but usually only a small amount, spotting, etc. And if it were all chlamydia, it should have improved by now. Check back with your doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is stopping my daily dosage of 150mg Doxycycline for acne enough to trigger relapse within 3 days? I took it for 7 days, and stopped when it's better.

Is stopping my daily dosage of 150mg Doxycycline for acne enough to trigger relapse within 3 days? I took it for 7 days, and stopped when it's better.

Maybe: Acne is quite variable and some people can stop almost any type of treatment after improvement and remain clear, some cannot. If it returns in the same pattern you may need it for longer. Some take it on and off for months at a time to maintain control. ...Read more

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Will I be able to lose the weight I've gained on doxycycline hyclate once I stop taking the medication?

Weight gain: I am unaware that doxycycline would cause weight gain. Actually it has more GI side effects that are usually associated with weight loss. Talk to your doctor or provider about your weight gain. I think it is likely related to something else. ...Read more

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Both big and I on doxycycline for chlaymdia. We had u protected sex day 2 for me and day 1 for him. Did we reinfect and should we stop the 7 day dosage?

Both big and I on doxycycline for chlaymdia. We had u protected sex day 2 for me and day 1 for him. Did we reinfect and should we stop the 7 day dosage?

Complete treatment: Although it is recommended that persons with chlamydia not have sex for a week after treatment, usually there is no harm if both members of a couple have been treated and they have sex only with each other. I would advise no sex or at least use condoms for now. For sure continue your doxycycline as prescribed. No sex with anyone else, and both get retested after 3-4 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does doxycycline stop effectiveness of depo shot?

Does doxycycline stop effectiveness of depo shot?

No: One's Depo-Provera shot retains its same effectiveness, regardless of whether or not one is taking doxycycline or any of the commonly used antibiotics (such as amoxicillin, Zithromax, tetracyclines, or cephalosporins). ...Read more

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