doxycycline

Adult
Uses
  • bacterial infections (Lyme disease; respiratory tract infection; sexually transmitted infections; skin infection; or animal bite) (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • children, pregnancy
Drug interactions
  • antacids, iron containing drugs, oral contraceptives, phenytoin, barbituates
Cautions
  • may cause permanent discoloration of the teeth if used during tooth development
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • anorexia
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • hepatotoxicity
  • maculopapular /erythematosus rash
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • urticaria
  • anaphylaxis
  • pericarditis
  • hemolytic anemia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • neutropenia
  • eosinophilia
  • photosensitivity
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
100mg twice a day
Monitoring
  • renal function tests
Source of Suggestion