Active Ingredients: Doxycycline
You or your child is under 8 years old.
Doxycycline shouldn't be used by young children because it can affect growth and cause permanent tooth discoloration. Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic, so you can't safely use it if you're allergic to tetracyclines.
If doxycycline isn't an option for you, no worries.
There are other antibiotics that treat acne that will be more appropriate for you. Doxycycline can cause nausea and stomach upset.
Eating non-dairy food before ingesting the pill can help. Dairy makes doxycycline less effective so it's best to wait at least an hour to ingest dairy products.
Indigestion or pill esophagitis. Doxycycline can irritate your esophagus, causing heartburn-like pain and making it hurt when you swallow. To avoid this, take your pill with a big glass of water. Plan on taking your medication well before bedtime.
Doxycycline can make the skin all over your body more sensitive to the sun. Side effects Like all medicines, doxycycline can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Common side effects These common side effects happen in around 1 in 10 people. Keep taking the medicine, but talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don't go away: headaches feeling or being sick nausea or vomiting being sensitive to sunlight Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.
In rare cases, doxycycline can cause a serious allergic reaction anaphylaxis. These are not all the side effects of doxycycline.