Active substances: Doxycycline
The following represents MIC susceptibility data for a few medically significant microorganisms. Doxycycline can cause gastrointestinal upset. One study examined the tolerability of various malaria prophylactic regimens and found doxycycline did not cause a significantly higher percentage of all skin events photosensitivity not specified when compared with other antimalarials.
The rash resolves upon discontinuation of the drug.
Absorption of tetracycline occurs in the stomach and the upper small intestine. For this reason, it is best to use the same caution with these medications.
Can I breastfeed my baby if I am taking tetracycline? Yes if it is short-term.
The bones and teeth in the baby continue to harden until one year of age.
Theoretically, if a baby is exposed to tetracycline in breast milk, it could cause tooth discoloration and delayed bone growth.
However, only very low levels of tetracycline pass into breast milk. At this time, there have been no problems reported in babies exposed to tetracycline through breast milk. Be sure to talk to your health care provider about all of your breastfeeding questions.
What if the father of the baby takes tetracycline? There is currently no information to suggest that use of tetracycline by the father would be harmful to sperm or increase the risk for birth defects.
In general, exposures that fathers have are unlikely to increase risks to a pregnancy. Please Click Here For References.
It isn't suitable for some people. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: ever had an allergic reaction to doxycycline or any other medicine in the past kidney problems an inflamed food pipe oesophagitis lupus, an autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis, an illness that causes severe muscle wasting 4.
How and when to take it Your dose of doxycycline depends on why you are taking it.
The usual dose is 100 mg to 200 mg once or twice a day. If you're taking doxycycline more than once a day, try to space your doses evenly throughout the day.