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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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I am takin doxycycline hyclate, but I am goin for an abortion, is it safe to still be takin it or I should stop takin it?

I am takin doxycycline hyclate, but I am goin for an abortion, is it safe to still be takin it or I should stop takin it?

No reason to stop: Doxycycline should not be a problem if you are going for an abortion. But make sure to let the nurse and doctor know.

Please note, Doxycycline should not be taken if you plan to have the baby. ...Read more

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How long after taking doxycycline do you stop showingsymptoms of chlamydia?

Typically...: It takes 3-5 days. It is important though to keep taking the medication until it all gone, even after you have started to feel better. If you don't improve, you should go back the doctor, because you may have a resistant case. Remember, your sexual partners will need to be treated as well. ...Read more

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I'm on doxycycline to treat my acne for 3 months but I took it only 2 months and stop about a month. How could I consume it again?

I'm on doxycycline to treat my acne for 3 months but I took it only 2 months and stop about a month. How could I consume it again?

Not sure what you: Meant by "consume" or did you mean "resume"? You should treat it for 3 months regardless. Acne can be a chronic condition and if you had to use doxycycline I'm assuming you have already tried other methods to little effect. Finish the course and hopefully you won't have to do anything for a while. But acne do tend to come back. ...Read more

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I've just finished my 7 day treatment with Doxycycline Hyclate, how long does it take for the abnormal discharge to stop coming out?

I've just finished my 7 day treatment with Doxycycline Hyclate, how long does it take for the abnormal discharge to stop coming out?

Varies.: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it would be decreasing by about the end of the seven day treatment. If indeed the tetracycline worked on what was causing it. It is mostly effective on chlamydia, but less so on gonorrhea and not very effective on yeast infection nor non-specific vaginitis. ...Read more

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I was given a Rx for doxycycline for potential exposure to syphilis and gonorrhea, all test came back neg, can I stop the meds? I took 2 doses. Thx

I was given a Rx for doxycycline for potential exposure to syphilis and gonorrhea, all test came back neg, can I stop the meds? I took 2 doses. Thx

Check with your doctor. Syphilis test could be negative early on in the illness. Gonorrhea tests can also be negative even when you have the disease. Best is to recon sulk your doctor.: Check with your doctor. Syphilis test could be negative early on in the illness. Gonorrhea tests can also be negative even when you have the disease. Best is to recon sulk your doctor. ...Read more

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Pls let me know the treatment for bAllinitis I was applying canestan s but it relapse soon I stop applying I also had doxycycline and flucanazole pls?

Balanitis: Go see Family Doc to determine specific cause of your case of balanitis (http://www. Drugs. Com/health-guide/balanitis. Html) as there are many such that empiric treatment i.e. guessing won't help. Canestan S is a combination of anti fungal & steroid (http://www. Drugs. Com/international/canesten-s.html). Doxycycline is an antibiotic. Fluconazole is another anti fungal. So no more guessing. Identify bu ...Read more

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I drink everyday, stop for 2 days bc I'm on doxycycline. Can I drink alcohol?

I drink everyday, stop for 2 days bc I'm on doxycycline. Can I drink alcohol?

Drug interaction: Checker showed possible mild (but unspecified) interaction btwn Doxycycline and alcohol which should not be clinically significant. ...Read more

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After I stop doxycycline, will my acne come back? If yes, what's the point of taking doxycycline in the first place?

After I stop doxycycline, will my acne come back? If yes, what's the point of taking doxycycline in the first place?

Keeps under control: Apart from acute infections, surgical problems, and the handful of cancers that can be cured with chemotherapy or radiation, medicine is all about controlling and managing disease rather than curing it. Surely you would not refuse to take a painkiller for a broken bone because the bone will still be broken tomorrow, or deny the value of Insulin that keeps a diabetic alive today. ...Read more

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