Active Ingredients: Doxycycline
It can also be used to prevent malaria if you're travelling abroad. Doxycycline is available on prescription.
It comes as capsules. Key facts For most infections, you'll start to feel better in a few days but it is important to finish the course of medicine. The most common side effects of doxycycline are headaches, feeling or being sick.
It can also make your skin sensitive to the sun. Doxycycline can affect growing teeth so it's not prescribed for children under 12 years old or given to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Do not drink alcohol while taking doxycycline. There are also some common medicines you should not mix with it.
Doxycycline can also be called by the brand name Vibramycin-D. Who can and can't take doxycycline Doxycycline can be taken by adults and children over 12 years old.
Doxycycline is not usually recommended in pregnancy or when breastfeeding. It isn't suitable for some people. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: ever had an allergic reaction to doxycycline or any other medicine in the past kidney problems an inflamed food pipe oesophagitis lupus, an autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis, an illness that causes severe muscle wasting 4.
How and when to take it Your dose of doxycycline depends on why you are taking it. The usual dose is 100 mg to 200 mg once or twice a day.
If you're taking doxycycline more than once a day, try to space your doses evenly throughout the day. If you take it twice a day, this could be first thing in the morning, and in the evening.
For preventing malaria, you'll take 100 mg once a day, usually in the morning. Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with doxycycline are listed below.
Drugs that you should not use with doxycycline Do not use these drugs with doxycycline. It's used to treat infections such as chest infections, skin infections, rosacea, dental infections and sexually transmitted infections STIs, as well as a lot of other rare infections.
It can also be used to prevent malaria if you're travelling abroad.