Drug information sheet: ciprofloxacin
DOXYCYCLINE DRUG INFORMATION – READ CAREFULLY
Take one (1) Doxycycline 100 mg tablet by
Do not take this drug if you have
ever had a severe allergic reaction to Doxycycline drugs
Child Dose (age 17 and under):
(Monodox®, Vibramycin®, Doryx®, Periostat®), or any
90 pounds and up should take the Adult Dose. For
tetracycline class drugs such as minocycline (Minocin®,
children 89 pounds or less, the correct dose depends on
Dynacin®), or oxytetracycline (Terramycin®).
the child’s weight. Read: In an Emergency: How to
Prepare Doxycycline for Children and Adults who
Signs of an allergic reaction are rash; hives; trouble breathing; chest tightness; swelling of the mouth, face,
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lips, or tongue; or severe and unusual tiredness. If any
of these occur while taking Doxycycline, stop taking
Take Doxycycline with a full glass of
Doxycycline and call a doctor immediately, dial 911,
water. Doxycycline can be taken with or without food,
or go to an emergency room.
but taking it with food may reduce stomach upset.
Avoid direct exposure to sunlight. If
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it’s almost
you must spend time in the sun while taking Doxycycline,
time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to
wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 15 or
the usual schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Finish all your Doxycycline, even if you feel OK, unless
your doctor or Public Health department says to stop.
Hormonal contraceptives (birth
Stopping too soon could allow you to get sick.
control pill, patch, or shot) may not work as well while
taking Doxycycline. Continue the contraceptive and the
Keep Doxycycline away from heat (below 86°F) and direct
Doxycycline, but add another form of birth control such as
light. Do not freeze or store in damp places.
If you take any herbals or other medicines: see below.
Doxycycline may permanently stain the teeth
of babies and young children and is usually avoided in
pregnancy. However, in public health emergencies such as
upset stomach, which may be helped by taking with food.
we have now, Doxycycline is FDA-approved for babies,
Women may get vaginal yeast infections from taking this
children and pregnant women because it may be the best
drug. An over-the-counter vaginal anti-yeast product
antibiotic available. Breastfeeding is OK while taking
(like Monistat®) will help this problem.
See a doctor if you develop any of the following: dark
If you have severe liver disease, start
urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin, sore throat, fever,
taking Doxycycline, but consult your doctor within 48
unusual bleeding or bruising, fatigue, itching of the genital
IF YOU TAKE OTHER MEDICINES or HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS:
Take Doxycycline 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking antacids (Tums®, Maalox®, Mylanta®, Alternagel®), multi-vitamins,
Pepto-bismol®, Colestipol (Colestid®), cholestyramine (Questran®), Quinapril (Accupril®) Potassium citrate (Urocit-K®),
baking soda or products containing calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, or bismuth.
Avoid St. John’s wort
and dong quai
If you take any of the drugs below, start taking Doxycycline now and talk to your doctor within 48 hours.
You may need a change in drug or drug dose, special monitoring, or special testing.
Tetracycline, Doxycycline, or Minocycline
Monodox®, Vibramycin®, Doryx®, Periostat® Minocin®, Dynacin®
In addition to calling your doctor if you experience adverse reactions to this drug, you should report any reactions to
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