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Dr. Katharine Cox
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How to take doxycycline? During meals or 1 hour before / after? Can you have milk with it?

How to take doxycycline? During meals or 1 hour before / after? Can you have milk with it?

In theory....: In theory, medications like doxycycline may be less effective when taken with anything containing calcium and other minerals, On the other hand, taking it on an empty stomach can cause stomach pain. To be on the safe side, avoid taking it with dairy products, antacids & mineral supplements. Taking it 1 hour after a meal will prevent both of these issues. ...Read more

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Having Zinc Acetate & Doxycycline-LB tabs, 1.5 hours after meal, for acne. Have severe nausea & discomfort after having tabs, for 10-15 mins. Advice?

Having Zinc Acetate & Doxycycline-LB tabs, 1.5 hours after meal, for acne. Have severe nausea & discomfort after having tabs, for 10-15 mins. Advice?

Yes: Get yourself onto a better acne regimen. Stop taking the zinc; it's generally bad for you, probably won't touch your acne, and it's probably making you sick. That leaves you on just tetracycline, and you must not take just an antibiotic for acne. Add topical benzoyl peroxide. If the tetracycline makes you sick, or this doesn't help, consider isotretinoin if severe and/or a different regimen. ...Read more

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I've been on doxycycline for two weeks and despite taking it with food i still feel sick. Is it normal to feel really hungry taking them too?

Stomach upset: Stomach upset is common while on doxycycline but I have never had a patient report that it caused an increase in appetite. The infection for which you are being treated could be responding and, as you feel better, it would be common for you to feel more like eatting. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does food interfere with absorption of doxycycline?

Does food interfere with absorption of doxycycline?

Yes: Espcially, milk, any calcium-containing antacids, iron tablets and a few others will block it altogether. ...Read more

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Taking doxycycline but worried that the "no dairy" rule of this drug will result in yeast infctn. Can i eat yogurt in between my doxy doses?

Taking doxycycline but worried that the "no dairy" rule of this drug will result in yeast infctn. Can i eat yogurt in between my doxy doses?

Doxycycline ; dairy: Tetracycline blood levels are decreased when taken with dairy products. Doxycline (vibromycin) blood levels are much less effected. Wait an hour and eat some yogurt if u want to. In my humble opinion but i will wait to hear from my colleagues if they disagree. ...Read more

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