Generic Name : Doxycycline Pronunciation : DOC-xi-CY-CLINE Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics ICD Code : Y40.4
India- Acnedoc-Lb, Apidox, Avidox-Lb, Avidox-Oz, Avidox-Sp, Bidox-Dt, Biodoxi, Ceedox, Chemedox-H, Codox, Dedoxyn, Dobid, Doxicip, Doxinia, Doxipil, Doxitab, Dox-M, Dox-M Dt, Dox-M St, Dox-M Tz, Dox-M A, Dox-M Oz, Doxodin-Tr, Doxt, Doxt-S, Doxy-1, Doxy-1 L-D, Doxycap, Doxyxyline, Doxyguard, Doxyleb, Doxylin-Dt, Dozylin-Tz, Doxyn, Doxypal Dr, Doxyyric, Doxytop, Duradox, Dx-24, E-Dox, Emdox, Emdox-Tz, Geeox, Ginadox, Glodox-Lb, Idoxy Tab, Laa, Lenteclin, Lupidox, Martidox-M, M-Dox Tabl, Microdox, Microdox T, Minicyclin, Mydox-S, Nab-Dt, Nee, Novadox, Nudoxy, Pdox-Lb, Rapidoxyn, R-Doxy, Revidox, Sandox-Fc, Seradox, Serradox-D, Swidox, Terminetor, Tetradox, Tp-Dox, Vedox-L, Vedox-Tz, Vibazine, Vivocyclin.
International- Doryx, Monodox, Vibramycin, Vibramycin Monohydrate, Vibra-Tabs. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is broad-spectrum antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections, Lyme’s disease, infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems and anthrax. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adults: The usual dose is 200 mg on the first day of treatment in divided doses, followed by a maintenance dose of 100 mg/day.
Child: The recommended dosage is 2 mg/lb of body weight divided into two doses. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule and suspension to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diarrhea, stomach or intestinal infection, the blood disorder (porphyria), any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Take full course of treatment.
* Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
* Avoid exposure to sunlight.
* It should not be used in children less than 8 years old. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tongue inflammation and difficulty in swallowing.
Skin - Rash and photosensitivity.
Genitourinary - Rise in Blood Urea Nitrogen.
Hypersensitivity - Hives, swelling, shock and redness of the skin.
Blood - Anemia, eosinophilia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
Miscellaneous - Bulging fontanels in infants and stroke.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (20° - 25°C).
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