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Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Nestor Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Ethinyl Estradiol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule is a combination drug, which helps in the prevention of pregnancy. Ensure that you take Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule only if it is prescribed by your doctor.

The drug should not be used in case you are allergic to any substance present in it. Avoid taking it if you are expecting, or planning on a pregnancy. Patients who have a history of blood clots and suffer from angina should discuss the uses and risks of the drug before taking it. Women who smoke excessively or are under the age of 35 are also not advised to take Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule.

It is natural that some medications and health conditions may interfere with how Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule works. To avoid any complications provide your health care professional a detailed medical history, including information about any health problems or allergies you have and a list of drugs that you are taking presently.

The medication should be taken as per the directions given by your doctor. It is meant for oral consumption and should be taken with food or without. If you have a stomach problem it is best that you take Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule along with a meal to prevent any kind of discomfort. To ensure that the drug is effective make sure you do not miss a dose.

When taking Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule some common side effects that you are likely to experience are development of a migraine, tension in the breasts, dizziness, vaginitis, headaches, high blood pressure, cramps in the abdomen, acne, nausea along with vomiting.

In case you do experience any of the above mentioned side effects it is best that you inform your doctor about it and seek further medical guidance. If you do have an allergic reaction to it and develop itchy rashes, chest pain and breathing problems or hives get in touch with your doctor immediately.

Post menopausal hormonal replacement therapy
This medicine is used to replenish the levels of estrogen hormone in women past menopause.
Female hypogonadism
This medicine is used to treat the deficiency of sex hormone due to delayed development of certain glands in females.
Palliative treatment of cancer
This medicine is used to treat certain symptoms in a patient suffering from end stage cancer of the breast or prostate.
Oral Contraceptives
This medicine is used as the estrogen component of an oral contraceptive pill.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have a known allergy to estrogen products or any other ingredient present along with it.
Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an abnormal episode of vaginal bleeding which was not diagnosed.
Heart and blood vessel disorder
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a disease of the heart or blood vessels viz. deep vein thrombosis, recent heart attack, other blood clotting disorders etc.
Estrogen-dependent tumor
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having cancer which is attributed to abnormal levels of the hormone estrogen in the body for prolonged duration.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an impairment of liver function owing to a disease or other contributing factors.
In addition to its intended effect, Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Breast pain and tenderness Moderate Less Common
Vomiting Minor Less Common
Weight gain Minor Less Common
Dizziness Moderate Common
Depression Minor Less Common
Back pain Moderate Less Common
Headache Minor Common
Vaginal discharge with no odor Moderate Common
Flu like symptoms Moderate Less Common
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Troubled breathing and swallowing Major Less Common
Change in the texture of breast skin and nipples Moderate Common
Inverted nipples Major Rare
Duration of effect
The effect of this medicine lasts for 3-4 days
Onset of action
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 4-6 hours of oral administration.
Pregnancy warnings
Use of this medicine is not recommended if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy in immediate future. Contact your doctor if you suspect a pregnancy while being treated with this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Breast-feeding warnings
This medicine should be used with caution in women who are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Neuron Pharma (P) Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, or vaginal bleeding.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Abnormal vaginal bleeding Major
This medicine should be used with caution if the patient has had an episode of abnormal vaginal bleeding especially if the intended use is for a long duration. It is advised to undergo a diagnostic test to ascertain the reason for the abnormal bleeding. Conditions like endometrial hyperplasia should be ruled out before starting the therapy with ethinyl estradiol.
Estrogen-dependent tumor Major
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a tumor caused due to abnormal levels of estrogen in the body. The tumor may be of the endometrium or the breasts. Suitable diagnostic tests should be performed before starting treatment with estradiol.
Hypertension Major
This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having high blood pressure. The risk of adverse effects on the heart and blood vessels are extremely high in such cases. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring is a must in such cases.
Heart and blood vessel disorder Moderate
Use of this medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have had or are currently having a disease of the heart and blood vessels. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after assessing the severity of the condition.
Hepatic neoplasms Major
Use of this medicine is not recommended if the patient has cancer of the liver is suspected of having it. Your doctor may decide the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Moderate
Avoid the uptake of alcohol while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Carbamazepine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Use of these medicines together can cause some serious side effects. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring while taking them together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Prednisolone Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring while using these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Tetracycline Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high while using these medicines together. Your doctor may determine the course of treatment after assessing your condition.
Tranexamic Acid Major
These medicines should not be taken together unless absolutely necessary since the risk of adverse effects are significantly high. However, your doctor may determine the best course of treatment depending on the severity of the condition.
Warfarin Moderate
Report the use of warfarin or any other medication taken to manage blood clots in the body. You may need a dose adjustment and safety monitoring while using these medicines together.
Sulfadiazine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high while using these medicines together. Your doctor may determine the course of treatment after assessing your condition.
What are you using Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule for?
Other
menopausal hormonal therapy
Palliative treatment of cancer
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Thrice a day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Depression
Vaginal discharge with no odor

Popular Questions & Answers

What is the dosage for doxycycline medicine and for how many days it has to be taken What is dosage of doxycycline medicine to be taken and how many days to be taken?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
Treatment duration depends upon the nature of illness. In certain illnesses it has to be taken for many weeks.

Hello. I want to know why Doxycycline is used twice in the first day of treatment of periodontal disease?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello. I want to know why Doxycycline is used twice in the first day of treatment of periodontal disease?
It is given to subside infection .. and subside all the swelling present after treatment so that ut heals properly ...

Please suggest any oral medicine for acne as I am using doxycycline since last 8 days but result is little.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
Please suggest any oral medicine for acne as I am using doxycycline since last 8 days but result is little.
Stop doxy cycling capsule. Better you take neem capsule 1 daily for 10 days end wash face with Ķeva face wash dry than apply nourishing cream. Consult me. Avoid too oily end ghee prepretions. Take simple veg food with green vegitabales salad.
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Now 6 days taking doxycycline for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Does doxycycline cause headache and muscles pain and bad stomach. Even white spot start to appear on tonsils. Is it okay to appear while treatment.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Now 6 days taking doxycycline for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Does doxycycline cause headache and muscles pain and bad s...
No, doxycycline does not cause headache, muscle pain and bad stomach or white spot on tonsil. I advise you to take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take plenty of water to detoxify body. Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Do meditation for mental strength daily. Follow this and give feedback.

Doxycycline and Lactic Acid bacillus Capsules" containing Doxycycline Hyclate IP equivalent to Doxycycline (Pellets: 100 mg, (Doxy-L-DR Forte), is it right Medicine to work against Chlamydia infection. For how many days it should be taken. Please tell. For how many days we should take precautions of having sex. After completing the course, then when or after how many days of completion of course we can have sex with our spouse. Please guide.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG, MRCOG (London, UK)
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Doxycycline and Lactic Acid bacillus Capsules" containing Doxycycline Hyclate IP equivalent to Doxycycline (Pellets: ...
You should take the drug for 7-14 days depending on the severity. Furing treatment avoid sex. After treatment use condom for another 14 days. Then as normal.
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Popular Health Tips

Home Remedies For Ehrtichiosis

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Home Remedies For Ehrtichiosis

Some of the home remedies for ehrlichiosis include the use of ginger, licorice, and other anti-bacterial products and foods. However, studies consistently argue that medical attention is by far the best solution for curing ehrlichiosis, so be sure to contact a medical professional if you think you are suffering from ehrlichiosis. From there, the home remedies can be used in conjunction with formal treatment, if advised.

Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial infection that is transmitted by the bite of a tick. This condition primarily affects dogs, because they are frequently in wooded areas and brush against reeds and plants where ticks commonly live. However, it can also be transmitted to humans. The intracellular bacteria that infects the body attack white blood cells, which significantly weakens the immune system. If you find a tick on your body, it is best to carefully remove it with tweezers, trying not to squash it, since the bacteria in its body can get onto your skin. Also, make sure that the mouth parts are removed from your skin as well.

Symptoms of ehrlichiosis

The symptoms of ehrlichiosis include fatigue, nausea, muscle aches, high fever, and severe joint and muscle pain. This is common for autoimmune diseases that destroy your white blood cells, because your body tries to show you that it is ill in as many ways as possible at the same time. The immune disruption is the direct cause behind the majority of the symptoms.

The symptoms usually appear 1-2 weeks after the initial bite occurs, which is why it can be difficult to identify, because the tick might have dropped off or died by the time you start seeing symptoms. A rash can sometimes appear faster than other symptoms, but every case seems to be different.

If you are diagnosed with ehrlichiosis, then the best course of action is to consult a medical professional and begin treatment with doxycycline and minocycline, which are used in the vast majority of cases. For people allergic to that class of drugs, there are other pharmaceutical options that can quickly clear up the symptoms. Certain cases are chronic, and this presents a long-term problem for those sufferers, since their immune system being compromised can be ideal for opportunistic infections, like candidiasis. Herbal and natural remedies should be used in conjunction with allopathic remedies, not in place of them.

Home remedies of ehrlichiosis

Ginger and licorice: These two foods have been peripherally connected with ehrlichiosis because they can help to boost the immune system and increase the count of white blood cells in your body. While this is not a cure for the bacterial infection, it can certainly make the symptoms less serious. When taken in conjunction with doxycycline, this can speed up the healing process and get you back on your feet quicker. Licorice and ginger tea is probably the easiest method of adding these to your diet, but there are other dietary applications of those foods, as well.

Tick awareness: Since doxycycline is the primary remedy for this condition, there isn’t much more to say about treatment. However, prevention is also very important. If a tick is found and removed within 36 hours, then there is a drastically diminished chance of contracting ehrlichiosis. After leaving a “tick area”, be sure to thoroughly check your clothes and skin. Also, do a second check at the end of the day, in case the ticks were transferred in your hair or some other object you had with you. If you find a tick, gently squeeze the mouth parts of the tick with tweezers and gently pull it off you skin, being careful not to jerk or tear the mouth parts out. From there, you can either kill the tick in an alcohol solution or save it for a doctor in case you begin to develop symptoms from the bite.

A final word of warning: While this condition is usually not life-threatening, if left untreated, the infection can become quite serious and can then develop into a chronic case of ehrlichiosis, which can be very difficult to eliminate. Therefore, be aware and vigilant of your personal space and how your body feels, particularly after spending time in wooded or “tick-friendly” areas. Many people try to avoid allopathic remedies in lieu of an herbal remedy, but when it comes to a specific bacterial infection like this, taking doxycycline is the fastest, easiest, and safest solution.

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Symptoms of Chlamydia and Ways to Treat the Disease

M.D.Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology
Sexologist, Jaipur
Symptoms of Chlamydia and Ways to Treat the Disease

One of the most common physically transmitted diseases is chlamydia. Chlamydia is a type of infection caused by the bacteria "Chlamydia trachomatis". The symptoms of Chlamydia are similar to the symptoms of Gonorrhoea (a bacterial sexually transmitted infection). Chlamydia infection causes permanent fallopian tube damage in women, leads to future ectopic pregnancy (the fertilised egg attaches itself outside the uterus) and infertility.

Symptoms of Chlamydia:
Men and women afflicted with chlamydia exhibit different symptoms.

The symptoms of chlamydia in women include:

  1. Abnormal, sometimes foul-smelling, vaginal discharge
  2. Bleeding between menstrual cycles
  3. Painful periods
  4. Abdominal pain, accompanied with fever
  5. Pain during intercourse
  6. Burning or itching around or in the vagina
  7. Painful urination

Men usually display the following symptoms if they have chlamydia:

  1. Minimal amounts of cloudy or clear discharge from the head of the penis
  2. Painful urination
  3. Itching and burning around the slit of the penis
  4. Swollen and painful testicles

Treatment options available:

  1. Chlamydia is diagnosed by taking a swab from the cervix (in women) or the urethra (in men). These swabs will be sent to the laboratory for analysis. Urine samples can also be taken to check for the appearance of bacteria.
  2. Since chlamydia is a bacterial infection, it can be easily treated with antibiotics. Oral antibiotics such as azithromycin or doxycycline are commonly prescribed by doctors. Azithromycin is usually prescribed in a large, single dose. The dose may also be stretched out for five days. Doxycycline is taken two times daily for a week.
  3. With the right antibiotic therapy, the infection will clear up in 1 to 2 weeks approximately. It is very important that you finish the medication course if you wish you heal completely without having to suffer from further bouts of this disorder.
  4. Women with critical chlamydia may need hospitalisation, pain medicine and IV (intravenous, or directly through the vein) antibiotics. Pregnant women with chlamydia infection can be safely cured with antibiotic such as erythromycin ethylsuccinate, amoxicillin and azithromycin.

Your partner needs testing and treatment as well to avoid further spread and reinfection. It is vital not to engage in any sexual activity while the treatment is ongoing. A further retest should be done three months later to make sure the infection is rectified. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Chlamydia - Symptoms And Treatment!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haridwar
Chlamydia - Symptoms And Treatment!

One of the most common physically transmitted diseases is chlamydia. Chlamydia is a type of infection caused by the bacteria "Chlamydia trachomatis". The symptoms of Chlamydia are similar to the symptoms of Gonorrhoea (a bacterial sexually transmitted infection). Chlamydia infection causes permanent fallopian tube damage in women, leads to future ectopic pregnancy (the fertilised egg attaches itself outside the uterus) and infertility.

Symptoms of Chlamydia:
Men and women afflicted with chlamydia exhibit different symptoms.

The symptoms of chlamydia in women include:

  1. Abnormal, sometimes foul-smelling, vaginal discharge
  2. Bleeding between menstrual cycles
  3. Painful periods
  4. Abdominal pain, accompanied with fever
  5. Pain during intercourse
  6. Burning or itching around or in the vagina
  7. Painful urination

Men usually display the following symptoms if they have chlamydia:

  1. Minimal amounts of cloudy or clear discharge from the head of the penis
  2. Painful urination
  3. Itching and burning around the slit of the penis
  4. Swollen and painful testicles

Treatment options available:

  1. Chlamydia is diagnosed by taking a swab from the cervix (in women) or the urethra (in men). These swabs will be sent to the laboratory for analysis. Urine samples can also be taken to check for the appearance of bacteria.
  2. Since chlamydia is a bacterial infection, it can be easily treated with antibiotics. Oral antibiotics such as azithromycin or doxycycline are commonly prescribed by doctors. Azithromycin is usually prescribed in a large, single dose. The dose may also be stretched out for five days. Doxycycline is taken two times daily for a week.
  3. With the right antibiotic therapy, the infection will clear up in 1 to 2 weeks approximately. It is very important that you finish the medication course if you wish you heal completely without having to suffer from further bouts of this disorder.
  4. Women with critical chlamydia may need hospitalisation, pain medicine and IV (intravenous, or directly through the vein) antibiotics. Pregnant women with chlamydia infection can be safely cured with antibiotic such as erythromycin ethylsuccinate, amoxicillin and azithromycin.

Your partner needs testing and treatment as well to avoid further spread and reinfection. It is vital not to engage in any sexual activity while the treatment is ongoing. A further retest should be done three months later to make sure the infection is rectified. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Chlamydia - Reasons Why it Affects Women

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Chlamydia - Reasons Why it Affects Women

Chlamydia is one of the more common STDs among both the genders. It spreads through physical intimate contact; it can develop irrespective of one’s age, however, is most commonly observed among young women. In women, the symptoms include yellow or green colored odorous vaginal discharge, painful urination and a burning sensation or itching around the vagina, lower abdominal ache, painful menstruation or bleeding during sexual intercourse. Now if the infection reaches up to the fallopian tubes, it causes a disease known as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). In case of unprotected oral sex, the bacteria causing this disorder, ‘Chlamydia Trachomatis’ might infect the throat as well.

Reasons Behind Chlamydia in Women:

  1. Being a sexually transmitted disease, Chlamydia gets passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex or through the contact with the genitals of an infected person.

  2. In some cases, infants are likely to inherit the disease from their mothers during birth, if she is already affected with it. Hence pre-natal checkups are essential for detection.

  3. Although very rare, this infection can affect the eyes as well via oral or genital contact.

How To Treat Chlamydia?

  1. The infection can be resolved within a couple of weeks with the use of antibiotics. Once it is diagnosed, the treatment course should start immediately. The widely used antibiotics for curing chlamydia are azithromycin and doxycycline. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant or suffering from any allergy, your doctor might prescribe erythromycin or amoxicillin. For severe complications, a longer course is administered. The treatment may induce mild side-effects in the form of vaginal thrush, sickness, diarrhea and tummy pain.

  2. Try and avoid any sort of sexual activity (intercourse or other activities) till the treatment is completely done and none of you show any other sign of the infection. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Reasons Why Chlamydia Affects Women?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Reasons Why Chlamydia Affects Women?

Chlamydia is one of the more common STDs among both the genders. It spreads through physical intimate contact; it can develop irrespective of one’s age, however, is most commonly observed among young women. In women, the symptoms include yellow or green colored odorous vaginal discharge, painful urination and a burning sensation or itching around the vagina, lower abdominal ache, painful menstruation or bleeding during sexual intercourse. Now if the infection reaches up to the fallopian tubes, it causes a disease known as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). In case of unprotected oral sex, the bacteria causing this disorder, ‘Chlamydia Trachomatis’ might infect the throat as well.

Reasons Behind Chlamydia in Women:

  1. Being a sexually transmitted disease, Chlamydia gets passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex or through the contact with the genitals of an infected person.

  2. In some cases, infants are likely to inherit the disease from their mothers during birth, if she is already affected with it. Hence pre-natal checkups are essential for detection.

  3. Although very rare, this infection can affect the eyes as well via oral or genital contact.

How To Treat Chlamydia?

  1. The infection can be resolved within a couple of weeks with the use of antibiotics. Once it is diagnosed, the treatment course should start immediately. The widely used antibiotics for curing chlamydia are azithromycin and doxycycline. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant or suffering from any allergy, your doctor might prescribe erythromycin or amoxicillin. For severe complications, a longer course is administered. The treatment may induce mild side-effects in the form of vaginal thrush, sickness, diarrhea and tummy pain.

  2. Try and avoid any sort of sexual activity (intercourse or other activities) till the treatment is completely done and none of you show any other sign of the infection.

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About Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule
When is Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule?
What are the side effects of Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule?
Key highlights of Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule
What are the substitutes for Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule approved?
What are the interactions for Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule?