Comparison of online pharmacies by Drug: Generic Doxycycline
Doxycycline – a tetracycline antibiotic
This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.
How to use:
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. TAKE THIS MEDICINE with a full glass (8 oz./240 ml) of water. DO NOT LIE DOWN for 30 minutes after taking this medicine. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE with food or milk unless otherwise directed. This medicine is sometimes taken with food or milk to reduce stomach upset. However, certain medicines, food, and milk may bind with doxycycline preventing its full absorption. To avoid this problem take doxycycline 2-3 hours before or after taking any food, milk, or medicines containing magnesium, aluminum, or calcium. Some examples include quinapril, didanosine, vitamins/minerals, antacids, sucralfate, bismuth subsalicylate, iron, and zinc. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. TO CLEAR UP YOUR INFECTION COMPLETELY, continue taking this medicine for the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun or sunlamps until you know how you react to this medicine. Use sunscreen or protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period. IF YOU EXPERIENCE difficulty breathing; tightness of chest; swelling of eyelids, face, or lips; or if you develop a rash or hives, tell your doctor immediately. Do not take any more doses of this medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IN CHILDREN may cause permanent discoloring of the teeth. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor. This includes any medicines that contain bismuth. FOR WOMEN: TAKING THIS MEDICINE while you are using birth control pills may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Use an additional form of birth control while you are taking this medicine. THIS MEDICINE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO CAUSE HARM to the human fetus. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
Possible Side Effects:
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience vaginal irritation or discharge, headache and/or blurred vision, stomach pain, or a severe skin reaction to the sun. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
About Doxycycline. What is used for?
Doxycycline is an antibiotic that belongs to the class of tetracyclines and works to slow down the growth of bacteria in your body. It can be prescribed by your health care provider in case you have some infections caused by the presence of bacteria (please note that doxycycline, just like any other antibiotic, is not intended for viral infections, such as cold and flu and is, therefore, going to be inefficient in their treatment).
Your health care provider can prescribe this medicine for the treatment of any of the following conditions that you have: urinary tract infections, periodontitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, acne, as well as blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions resulting from rosacea. This list is not complete and there are of course many other conditions this medicine can be used to treat. Make sure you always ask your health care provider about how exactly you are expected to take doxycycline to benefit from the treatment. Some people may experience problems because they do not know how to use this medicine the right way and may get it online or elsewhere without having a clear idea about its contraindications, possible side effects, and other aspects of the treatment. It’s very important to understand taking doxycycline may be associated with several side effects that are impossible to foresee.
Doxycycline has been reported to make birth control pills less efficient, which may result in a pregnancy. However, pregnancy is a contraindication for using doxycycline as this medicine can be harmful to an unborn baby causing teeth discoloration. When doxycycline passes into breast milk it can also affect bone and tooth development. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, at the moment of asking your doctor for a prescription, make sure he knows this. Make sure you use two reliable methods of birth control while using doxycycline. It’s also very important to talk to your health care provider about any other health problems you have to see if they can in any way interfere with the success of your treatment.
In general, taking doxycycline is considered to be safe and it works in most cases. However, it may not work for you if you have already developed tolerance to this particular antibiotic. When people take antibiotics all the time to treat bacterial infections, the bacteria may become resistant to the medicine and your body may not respond to the treatment as well. In that case, your health care provider will need to prescribe some other treatment. If you see doxycycline is not helping and you have the same symptoms that only get worse – talk to your doctor as you may be required to have some tests done to find out if the bacteria in your body is resistant to the effects of doxycycline. It’s also very important that you continue taking this medicine for as long as prescribed in case the bacteria are sensitive to doxycycline. If you start the treatment before its time – the bacteria may get used to doxycycline and relapse of infection will be possible.
Make sure you follow all the recommendations your health care provider gave in order to benefit from the treatment as much as possible.