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Doryx Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Doryx® is a tetracycline-type antibiotic. It kills certain bacteria that may cause infection, or stops their growth. It treats many kinds of infections of the skin, bone, stomach, respiratory tract, sinuses, ear, and urinary tract. It also treats Lyme disease and certain sexually transmitted diseases.

Doryx Dosage

  • For Uncomplicated Gonorrhea, the usual starting dose is 100 milligrams by mouth, twice a day for 7 days.
  • For Primary and Secondary Syphilis, the usual starting dose is 200 milligrams a day, divided into smaller, equal doses for 14 days.

Uses of Doryx

  • Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, periodontitis, and others.
  • Doxycycline may also be used for the treatment of malaria.

Side Effects of Doryx

Before taken Doryx medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Doryx. Side effects may include:

  • Angioedema
  • Bulging foreheads in infants
  • Diarrhea
  • Inflammation of the tongue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Severe allergic reaction

Warnings and precautions before taking Doryx:

  • You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline, sulfites, or any other medications.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially antacids, anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin), carbamazepine (Tegretol), penicillin, phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), and vitamins, then you should tell your doctor.
  • Doxycycline decreases the effectiveness of some oral contraceptives; another form of birth control should be used while taking this drug.
  • If you are having surgery such as dental surgery, then you should tell the doctor that you are taking doxycycline.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Doryx with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Doryx with the following:

  • Antacids containing aluminum
  • Calcium or magnesium
  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital
  • Carbamazepine
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Phenytoin
  • Sodium bicarbonate

After taken Doryx if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Doryx overdose include

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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