Drug name: Doxycycline
Active substance: Doxycycline
Pharmacological effects: Doxycycline belongs to a class of antibiotics called tetracycline. Bacteriostatic effects of tetracyclines are associated with inhibiting the connection of aminoacyl-tRNA with 30 S ribosome's subunits. Hence, pathogenic bacteria are not able to produce proteins and then die. Doxycycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic that acts both on gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
Indications: The is approved for the treatment of bacterial infections caused by susceptible to Doxycycline microorganisms. Doxycycline drug used include:
- Bacterial infections such as: pneumania, chlamydia, plague, cholera
- Urinary tract infections
- Sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea
- Lyme disease
- Malaria prevention
- Anthrax infections
- Acne treatment
- Respiratory system infection
- ENT infections
- Gastrointestinal diseases associated with H.pylori
Warnings and Precautions: Doxycycline should not be used in the following conditions:
- Allergy or hypersensitivity to any ingredients of the preparations.
- Severe liver illnesses
- Severe kidney diseases
- Pregnancy. Doxycycline is a pregnancy category D meaning that is not safe to use the medication while pregnancy
- Vaginal yeast infections
Doxycycline side effects: Drugs may cause side-effects which in specific patients may manifest differently. In the following paragraph we want to underline the most serious and frequent side-effect of Doxycycline that were identified by the drug manufacturers. The possibility of the adverse effect manifestation depends only on the individual and his specific traits.
- The most common Doxycycline side effects include: nausea, diarrhea, increased photosensitivity, dyspepsia, loss of appetite, dysphagia
- The less common Doxycycline side effects include: severe bloody and watery diarrhea, headaches, joint pain, blurred vision, skin rahs
For full information on any risks and adverse effects associated with Doxycycline, please consult your doctor, read the included leaflet or contact our customer support service.
Interactions: Before using Doxycycline please tell your doctor which drugs or supplements you are already taking including those bought without a prescription. Also check if any additional medicine which you will take during the course of Doxycycline therapy are safe in combination. Especially mention if you are taking the following groups of drugs:
- Cardiac glycosides(Digoxin)
- Blood thinners(Warfarin)
- Antacids that contain aluminum, calcium, iron, magnesium
- Oral birth control pills
- Penicillin antibiotics
- Doxycycline may increase blood levels of the following medicines:
Thioridazine, Calcium Channel Blockers, Triazolam, Midazolam, Cisapride, Cyclosporine,,, Quinidine, Sildenafil, Nateglinide, Tacrolimus, Venlafaxine, Lovastatin, Simvastatin, Nefazodone, Pimozide,, Mesoridazine, Mirtazapine
- Doxycycline may decrease blood levels of the following medicines: Carbamazepine, Bismuth Subsalicylate, Quinapril, Didanosine, Methoxyflurane, Phenytoin, Nafcillin, Aminoglutathiamide, Nevirapine, Barbiturates, Sucralfate
Patients information: Doxycycline is not to be shared with healthy individuals. It is strictly FORBIDDEN to use the drugs in treatment of any conditions unrelated to their indications. The product as well as utilized vials, syringes, needles if used during the course of treatment should be kept out of reach of children and never reused.