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      Brand Name: DOXY

      Generic Name: Doxycycline

      Generic for Doxy* (Doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, which include acne, periodontitis (gum disease), cholera, urinary tract infection, amebic dysentery, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Besides, this medicine is also used to prevent malaria and pink eye (conjunctivitis). It works by interrupting the growth of bacteria. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

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    What is Generic for Doxy* used for?

    Generic for Doxy* (Doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, which include acne, periodontitis (gum disease), cholera, urinary tract infection, amebic dysentery, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Besides, this medicine is also used to prevent malaria and pink eye (conjunctivitis). It works by interrupting the growth of bacteria. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Doxy* ?

    The dosage of Generic for Doxy* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician's instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Take Generic for Doxy* with a full glass of water. After taking this medication, do not lie down for 30 minutes.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Doxy*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Doxy* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Doxy*?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Doxy*, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Doxy* ?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Doxy*

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Doxy*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Doxy* can interact with antacids, blood thinners, oral contraceptives, penicillin antibiotics, cholesterol-lowering medications, anti-seizure medications, and barbiturates.

    Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Doxy* ?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Doxy* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Doxy* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Doxy* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Doxy* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Doxy* can cause side effects such as stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, vaginal itching, and headache. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are blurred vision, liver or kidney problems, difficulty breathing, dark colored urine, and yellowing of the skin or eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Doxy*.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Doxy* ?

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Doxy* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Doxy*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Doxy*?
    How will Generic for Doxy* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Doxy* be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Doxy* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Doxy* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

    Generic for Doxy* should not be used during pregnancy as it may be harmful to the unborn baby. Also, while taking this medicine, breast-feeding should be avoided. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.

     

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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2013-01-07
    How many dose of Doxycycline can be taken a day for a patient suffering from chlamydia infection. Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, For Chlamydia disease usually a physician recommends to male of female to take Azithromycin or Doxycycline and it should be usually taken with or without food once a day for 1 to 5 days. To help you remember to take Azithromycin or Doxycycline, take it around the same time every day. Take Azithromycin or Doxycycline exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor and I also suggest you to please get confirmation from your physician before you start, since your physician would suggest you the exact drug with dosage based on the severity of the disease
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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2012-08-17
    Want to buy doxycycline. 6-7 different ones listed with different names. What's the correct one? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Name, Color, shapes and packing of a drug might vary for each and every manufacturer, but only thing we need to check is, whether the chemical ingredients present is same. Whatever brands it might be, it doesn't matter but chemical ingredient should remain same.
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