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Doxt Sl 100mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

By DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD
10 Capsule(s) in Strip

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Doxycycline(100.0 Mg) + Lactobacillus Sporogenes(5.0 B)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Doxt-SL capsule is used for the treatment of bacterial infection in the abdominal area. It is also used for the treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Doxt-SL capsule contains a combination of ...
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    Contraindications
    Side effects
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    Directions for Use
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uses

Uses of Doxt Sl 100mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

  • For the treatment of bacterial infection in abdomen such as peritonitis, diverticulitis, cholecystitis, cholangitis and pancreatitis.
  • It is also used for the treatment of diarrhoea associated with antibiotics.
contraindications

Contraindications of Doxt Sl 100mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

  • If you are allergic to Doxycycline or Lactobacillus.
  • If you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
sideEffects

Side effects of Doxt Sl 100mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

  • Headache
  • Allergic rash
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Photosensitivity
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Doxt Sl 100mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Doxt-SL 100 capsules during pregnancy?
A:
Pregnant mothers should not use Doxt-SL capsules as it affects the development of the teeth and bones of the foetus.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Doxt-SL 100 capsules while breastfeeding?
A:
Doxt-SL capsules should not be used by breastfeeding mothers as this medicine passes in the milk and can interfere with the development of teeth and bones of the infant.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Doxt-SL 100 capsules?
A:
Doxt-SL capsule does not interfere with the driving capability. However, driving in the sun should be avoided as this medication can increase the sensitivity of the skin to the sun and may cause sunburn.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Doxt-SL 100 capsules?
A:
No, alcohol should not be consumed while using the Doxt-SL 100 capsules as alcohol interferes with the efficiency of this medicine.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You get exposed to sunlight too often or your routine requires sun exposure.
  • You have liver or kidney-related disorders or skin infections.
  • You are suffering from any sexually transmitted diseases.
  • You have an autoimmune muscle disorder myasthenia gravis which causes muscle weakness.
  • You experience severe allergic reactions after taking this medicine.
  • You have Benign intracranial hypertension, a type of brain disorder characterised by a severe headache.
  • You have an infection or inflammation in the food pipe (Oesophagitis).
  • You experience severe diarrhoea. Discontinue the treatment and inform your doctor.
  • You have porphyria, a blood disorder characterised by severe abdominal pain.
  • You have Systemic lupus erythematosus, characterised by weakness and joint pain.
  • You experience Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, characterised by fever, chill, increased heartbeat and headache.
  • This medicine should not be used in a child below 8 years of age as it can cause discolouration of teeth.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Doxt Sl 100mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

How Does It Work?

  • Doxt-SL capsule contains doxycycline and lactobacillus sporogenes. Doxycycline is an antibiotic. It stops the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the synthesis of proteins in them.
  • Lactobacillus sporogenes are good bacteria that are already present in the intestine. It supports the natural bacterial flora of intestine and helps in digestion and absorption. Due to the use of anti...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Doxt Sl 100mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

  • Take Doxt-SL capsule as a whole with a glass of water.
  • It can be taken with food or after your meals.
interactions

Interactions of Doxt Sl 100mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way Doxt-SL capsules or Doxt-SL itself can alter the action of other medicines taken along.
  • In particular, antacids containing aluminium, calcium or magnesium, cyclosporin, phenytoin, carbamazepine, etc, if taken along can alter the action of Doxt-SL capsules.
  • Doxt-SL capsules can alter the action of certain antibiotics, oral contraceptives, etc. An alternative contraceptive measure should be used while using Doxt-SL capsules with oral contraceptives.
  • The blood thinners like warfarin when used with this medicine can increase the risk of bleeding.
  • The use of methoxyflurane, an anaesthetic with this medicine can result in toxicity in the kidney.
  • The use of medicines like isotretinoin along with Doxt-SL should be avoided as there is a risk of getting side effects of former medicine.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Doxt Sl 100mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

  • Store below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Doxt Sl 100mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of Doxt-SL capsules, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of me...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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.

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ContainsDoxycycline(100.0 Mg),Lactobacillus Sporogenes(5.0 B)
UsesBacterial infection in stoamch
Side effectsHeadache, rash, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty in swallowing
Last Updated on: 20 Oct 2021 | 09:17 AM (IST)
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