Doxycycline belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. It is also known as a broad spectrum antibiotic and may be used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria, these include: Respiratory tract infections,urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, skin infections such as Acne, infections of the eye, rickettsial infections such as Q fever or tick fever and other infections such as malaria, cholera, brucellosis, leptospirosis
Doxycycline 100mg capsules
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What is doxycycline 100mg capsules?
Doxycycline belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. It is also known as a broad spectrum antibiotic and may be used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria, these include: Respiratory tract infections,urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, skin infections such as Acne, infections of the eye, rickettsial infections such as Q fever or tick fever and other infections such as malaria, cholera, brucellosis, leptospirosis.
How does doxycycline work?
It works to prevent any growth or reproduction of bacteria cells or malaria parasite
How is doxycycline capsules used?
To check whether you need to take preventative malaria treatment for the countries you’re visiting, see the Fit for Travel website.
Always take doxycycline capsules exactly as your doctor has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
start one to two days before arrival in the malaria risk area, take one capsule daily, ideally at the same time of day for the duration of the time in a malaria risk area and daily for four weeks after leaving the malaria risk area.
Take with food if possible; avoid taking this drug just before lying down.
What are the common side-effects of doxycycline capsules?
Like all medicines, doxycycline can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects include:
- Loss of appetite
- Inflammation and/or ulcers of gastrointestinal tract
- Yeast infections around the genitals or anus
If these occur and are persistent, please speak to your GP.
Stop taking the capsules immediately and seek urgent medical advice if:
- you notice that your skin is very sensitive to light ( you may get a skin rash, itching, redness or severe sunburn when out in sunlight or after using a sun bed).
Contact your doctor at once if the following reaction happens:
- wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, fever, sudden swelling of the face, lips, throat, tongue, hands or feet, fast heart rate, low blood pressure, rash or itching (especially affecting the whole body), pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart).
- Swollen tongue, watery diarrhoea, fever and cramps (pseudomembranous colitis), soreness and itching around the back passage and/or of the rectal and/or genital area, inflammation around the vagina, or thrush of the vagina or mouth.
- worsening of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- altered numbers of certain types of blood cells, you may notice that you bruise easily, have nose bleeds, or suffer from infections and sore throats, porphyria (sensitivity of the skin to sunlight, inflammation of nerves and stomach pains)
- tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears)
- inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), jaundice (yellowing of the skin or white of the eyes), liver failure and inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) • severe skin reactions such as erythema multiforme (circular, irregular red patches), StevensJohnson syndrome (rash with flushing, fever, blisters or ulcers), toxic epidermal necrolysis (reddening, peeling and swelling that resembles burns).
- The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction which causes fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and skin rash that is usually self-limiting. This occurs shortly after starting doxycycline treatment for infections with spirochete such as Lyme disease.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects or notice any other effects not listed:
- Glands and hormones: discolouration of thyroid tissue (does not affect thyroid function).
- Central nervous system: headache, increased pressure in the skull (severe headaches, blurred and/or double vision, blind spots), permanent loss of vision, bulging fontanelles (soft spot on head) of infants. • Gastrointestinal tract: stomach pain, loss of appetite, feeling or being sick, heartburn, diarrhoea, difficulty in swallowing, sore or painful tongue or mouth, inflammation and/or ulcers of the gullet, discolouration and underdevelopment of teeth.
- Liver: changes in liver function tests • Skin: detachment of the nail from the nail bed. • Muscles and bones: muscle or joint pain.
- Kidneys: an increase in urea in the blood.
- Psychiatric Disorders: Anxiety
Disclaimer: Responses and results from treatment may vary between individuals. Please consult a doctor if you have any concerns
Who can not use doxycycline?
Do not take doxycycline capsules if:
- are allergic to doxycycline, other similar antibiotics ( such as minocycline or tetracycline) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
- are pregnant, breastfeeding, think or may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine as doxycycline could harm the baby
- have liver disease or are taking medicines which affect your liver
- have porphyria (a genetic disorder of the blood)
- suffer from myasthenia gravis, a condition characterised by muscle weakness, difficulty chewing and swallowing and slurred speech
- are sensitive to sunlight
- have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) a condition characterised by a rash (especially on the face), hair loss, fever, malaise and joint pain.
Please refer to the following Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) to find more information (including side effects) about doxycycline capsules.
For doxycycline 100mg capsules PIL, please refer to:
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