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Drug information on Doxodin (Doxycycline) from MMC Health Care Ltd

Doxodin

  Dispersible Tablet
MMC Health Care Ltd
Generic : Doxycycline
 44.00
100mg
10
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Doxodin may be prescribed


Side effects of Doxodin

   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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Doxodin?

It comes as a capsule and suspension to take by mouth, with food.

When is Doxodin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Doxodin

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.

Other Precautions for Doxodin

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Doxodin

Store it at controlled room temperature (20° - 25°C).



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