DOXYMYCIN

About Doxymycin

Doxymycin is the trade name for Doxycycline, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to the class of tetracycline antibiotics and is available under other trade names such as Vibramycin.

Usage

Benefits & Uses Doxymycin

Doxymycin is used as an antibiotic and is indicated in the following conditions:
1.     Skin and soft tissue infections of bacterial origin
2.     Genital infections due to Neiserria gonorrhoea
3.     Syphillis
4.     Prophylaxis for louse-borne typhus
5.     Prophylaxis for malaria
6.     Treatment of anthras
7.     Periodontitis
8.     Acne
 
This list is not exhaustive and may omit other indications and uses for Doxymycin. Please refer to a medical professional before commencing on this medication.

Side Effects

Side Effects of Usage Doxymycin

Doxymycin may cause certain adverse reactions such as:
1.     Hypotension
2.     Tachycardia
3.     Nausea
4.     Vomiting
5.     Loss of appetite
6.     Difficulty swallowing
7.     Angioedema
8.     Rash
9.     Photosensitivity
10.  Anal inflammation
11.  Diarrhea
 
 
While some of the above symptoms could be common, some of the stated adverse effects rarely occur. If you experience any side effects (whether or not it is included in the above list), please consult a doctor immediately. The above list is not exhaustive, and you are advised to report any untoward symptoms to a doctor. These side effects will become progressively severe if the drug is continued for a longer timeframe.

Dosage and Active Ingredients

Dosage and Active Ingredients Doxymycin

The effects of Doxymycin depends on the indications for usage as well as the prescribed dosage. If symptoms do not improve with Doxymycin, please consult a dcotor for other alternatives.
 
You are advised to take this medication with or without food. This medication should only be taken at the recommended dose by the doctor.
 
You can buy Doxymycin from the nearest pharmacy. This medication is also available in other generic versions. Generally, this medication is not too expensive, and should be taken as stated in the doctor’s prescription.
 
Please check the expiry date on the packaging of this medication. It is produced by YSP Industries Ltd.
 
How do you take Doxymycin? – Swallow the tablet with a glass of water and do not chew. Remain upright after for 30 minutes. Take it according to the dosage recommended by your doctor.
 

Professional Opinion

Professional opinion on Doxymycin

How does Doxymycin work?  Doxymycin is a tetracycline antibiotic which inhibits protein synthesis in bacteria and works against a range of Gram negative and positive bacteria.
·  Patients with renal and liver dysfunction, SLE and myasthenia gravis should seek medical advice before taking this medication.
·  Dosage and frequency of medication should be according to doctor’s orders.
·  Always finish the course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.
·  The time for this medication to work depends on the indication and dosage taken.
·  Do not take this medication on the advice of a friend or family. Do not give it to someone whom you feel has the same symptoms.
·  Keep Doxymycin in room temperature and avoid direct exposure to heat and sunlight.
·  Stop taking Doxymycin and inform your doctor if you experience a rash or other symptoms.
·  Do not use Doxymycin if you are allergic to it or any of its components.
·  Usage of alcohol with Doxymycin could lead to undesirable side effects.
·  Doxymycin has several side effects, and users are advised to read this article to be well-informed of the common side effects.

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Precautions

Precautions & interactions Doxymycin

Before taking Doxymycin, please refer to a doctor if you have any of these conditions.
Contraindications:
·       Hypersensitivity to doxycycline or any tetracyclines
·       Lactation
 
Interactions:
 
Interactions with food and drugs differ on an individual basis. You are advised to ask your doctor about any possible interactions before taking Doxymycin.
 
·       Isotretinoin
·       Anticoagulants
·       Penicillin
·       Antacids
·       Phenobarbital
·       Carbamazepine
 
This list of interactions is not exhaustive. You are advised to inform your doctor about all medication and supplements you are taking. Do not stop taking any medications which have been prescribed by a doctor.
 

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Faq

Questions about Doxymycin

1.  I forgot to take Doxymycin on a specific day. What should I do?
 
If you have forgotten to take a dose of your medication, please take the dose as soon as you remember. However, if the time is closer to your next dosage, simply skip the missed dosage. In these cases, it is recommended to not take a double dosage.
 
2.  I took Doxymycin over the recommended dosage. What steps should I take?
 
If you feel that you have taken more than the prescribed quantitiy of Doxymycin, please speak to  a doctor immediately. Overdosing on this medication may lead to adverse effects.
 
3.     Is it safe to take Doxymycin  during pregnancy?
 
Avoid usage of Doxymycin during pregnancy as it has been established to affect the health of the fetus. If you are pregnant, you are advised to seek medical opinion to weigh the risks and benefits of this medication.
 
4.  Is it safe to use Doxymycin medication when breastfeeding?
 
Avoid usage of Doxymycin when breastfeeding as it can pass into the breast milk and harm the infant. If you are nursing, you are advised to seek medical opinion to weigh the risks and benefits of this medication, and to consider stopping nursing or switching to an alternative medication.
 
5.     Can I drive a vehicle when taking Doxymycin?
 
There is no data on the safety of Doxymycin during driving. Avoid driving or operating hevay machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
 
6.  Does usage of Doxymycin  lead to addiction?
 
No. Medications with an addictive potential are usually classified under Schedule H or X in India and Schedule 2-5 in US. Please read the product leaflet provided with the medication for more information.
 
7.  I took  Doxymycin  which has  expired. What should I do?
 
A dose of expired Doxymycin will normally not lead to any adverse effects, however you are advised to consult a doctor as a precaution.
 
  8. Is Doxymycin  medication safe for use?
 
Yes, Doxymycin is generally safe for consumption if taken at the recommended dosage.
 

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CUSTOMER

What customers say about Doxymycin

Doxymycin is an effective medicine .

I would recommend Doxymycin to everyone because its not expensive and shows great results.

Ive been suggested by my Doctor Doxymycin and so far it has been okay.

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 11 2018

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