Q: Can Doxt-SL 100 Capsules be used in children?
A: No, Doxt-SL Capsules should not be used by children under 8 years of age and should be used with precaution in children between 8-12 years because this medicine can cause a permanent change in the colour of teeth. Hence, it should be avoided in children.
Q: Can I have milk with Doxt-SL 100 capsules?
A: No, Doxt-SL 100 should not be taken with milk or dairy products. This medicine belongs to a class of tetracyclines and calcium in the milk can reduce its absorption. Thus, it should not be taken with milk. You should take it empty stomach with plenty of water.
Q: How does the lactobacillus help?
A: Antibiotics can kill or stop the growth of bacteria. So, oral antibiotics affect the growth of these friendly bacteria which can result in issues with a digestive system like diarrhoea, indigestion, etc. The lactobacillus present in this medicine helps in reducing the antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and help in improving the digestion process.
Q: Are Doxt 100 and Doxt-SL 100 same?
A: No, Doxt 100 and Doxt-SL 100 are different medicines. Doxt 100 contain doxycycline and it is used to treat different infections like lung infections, Urinary tract infections, skin infections, sexually transmitted diseases etc. Whereas Doxt-SL 100 contains Doxycycline and lactobacillus and used specifically for stomach and abdominal infections and antibiotic-associated diarrhoea.
Q: What are the side-effects that I can experience on taking Doxt-SL-100 mg capsules?
A: The common side-effects that you can experience on taking Doxt-SL-100 mg capsules are headache, allergic rash, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty in swallowing, photosensitivity.
Q: I feel tired after taking Doxt-SL-100 mg capsules, is it serious?
A: In some cases, antibiotics may make you feel tired and fatigued, but this is temporary and may go away soon. It is advised that you take sufficient rest while taking this capsule and complete the medicine course as prescribed for better recovery.
Q: Can I take Doxt-SL capsules 100 mg if I am allergic to Penicillin?
A: Doxt-SL 100 mg capsules contain doxycycline which belongs to the tetracycline class of antibiotics. If you are allergic to penicillin you should avoid penicillin antibiotics like amoxicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, piperacillin-tazobactam and cephalosporins as they are closely related to penicillin. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before use.
Q: What is the effect of Doxt-SL 100 on blood pressure?
A: Doxt-SL 100 capsules does not affect your blood pressure. It is an antibiotic medicine. But if you experience fluctuation in your blood pressure while taking this capsule, seek immediate medical help.
Q: Is Doxt-SL 100 effective for covid-19 infection?
A: No, Doxt-SL should not be used for the treatment of COVID-19 infection. If you are infected with coronavirus seek medical help, your doctor will prescribe you medicine after accessing your condition and severity of infection. Never self medicate with any medicine for the treatment of COVID-19 infection.
Q: Can I use Doxt-SL 100 for the treatment of acne cysts?
A: No, this medicine should not be used for the treatment of acne cysts. Acne cyst is a serious form of acne that occurs due to infection and inflammation due to clogging of pores. Seek medical advice before taking any medicine.