Doxycycline 100 MG Tablet belongs to a class of medications called tetracyclines which block a bacterial protein from being made and therefore prevent the growth of bacteria. It is used to treat bacterial infections which include Cholera, Pneumonia, Chlamydia Infection, Brucellosis, Malaria prophylaxis and some sexually transmitted diseases, intestinal infections, skin infections, eye infections, urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, and others. This drug may also be used as part of a combination therapy to treat severe acne and to prevent malaria.
Common side effects include diarrhoea, a red rash, nausea, vomiting, flue symptoms, skin allergies and an increased risk of a sunburn. In young children and pregnant women it may result in permanent problems with teeth and bone development. It is considered safe in people who are breastfeeding.
Doxycycline 100 MG Tablet is available in capsules, as oral solution, tablets, and a solution for injection, which is only given by a medical professional. It is best taken by mouth on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal, usually 1 or 2 times everyday. Drinking lots of fluids is highly recommended while taking this medicine. If stomach upset occurs, taking it with food may help even though its effect may decrease a little. It is advised to not lie down for 10 minutes after taking this medication. Take this medication 2 to 3 hours before or after taking products like antacids, quinapril, didanosine solution, vitamins or minerals, dairy products, and calcium-enriched juice. Follow your doctors instructions carefully. Your dosage will be based on your medical condition, weight, age and response to treatment. For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times.