Doxycycline is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections such as respiratory, eye, skin, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘tetracycline antibiotics.’...
Q: What else should I know before taking Doxycycline?
Always take Doxycycline under medical supervision
If taking capsules with water is irritating your stomach or causing loose motions, take the tablets with food or milk. You should take it in sitting or standing position and make sure not to lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medicine...
This medicine is preferably taken at night, 1-2 hours before going to bed
Doxycycline should be taken for at least 10 days and do not stop the medicine earlier, even if you feel better. Improper usage may result in reduced efficacy. This medicine should not be used in higher doses than recommended...
If you are taking any antacids, make sure there is at least 2 hour gap before or after taking the medicine
Doxycycline should not be used in children in less than 8 years of age
Q: Is Doxycycline an effective antibiotic?
Doxycycline is a safe, well-tolerated, and a widely used antibiotic, which is in use since a long time for the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections
Dose adjustment is not required in kidney or liver failure
It works effectively when taken orally with minimum side effects and interactions with other medicines
Absorption and tissue penetration rates of Doxycycline are very good compared to other antibiotics
It reduces the efficacy of birth control pills and alternative methods of contraception such as condoms or loops must be used while taking Doxycycline
This medicine is available in the form of capsules and injection