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  • Doxycycline 100mg capsules 100's

Doxycycline 100mg capsules 100's

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Description
The name of your medicine is Doxycycline 100 mg Capsules. It belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. It may be used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria, these include: •Chest, lung or nasal infections e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis. •Infections of the kidneys and bladder e.g. cystitis, urethritis. •Infections of the skin such as acne. •Eye infections. •Sexually transmitted diseases e.g. gonorrhoea, syphilis, chlamydia. •Rickettsial infections such as Q fever or fevers associated with louse or tick bites. •Malaria, when chloroquine is not effective. •Other infections such as cholera, brucellosis, leptospirosis and psittacosis. Doxycycline capsules are also used to prevent certain infections developing such as scrub typhus, travellers’ diarrhoea, malaria and leptospirosis (a bacterial infection caused by exposure to bacteria in fresh water contaminated by animal urine).
How to use
The recommended dose is:Adults and children aged 12 years to less than18 years: 200 mg on the first day, then 100 mg daily. The length of treatment is dependent on the infection being treated. Respiratory, urinary tract, ophthalmic and other infections. The usual dose is 200 mg on the first day as a single dose or two 100 mg doses, followed by 100 mg daily. For severe infections your doctor may increase the dose to 200 mg a day. The duration of treatment is dependent on the infection being treated. Acne 50 mg daily for 6-12 weeks, with food or fluid. Sexually transmitted diseases 100 mg twice daily for 7-10 days. Primary and secondary syphilis 300 mg daily in divided doses for at least 10 days. Fevers associated with louse or tick bites: Single dose of 100 mg or 200 mg depending on severity. Treatment of malaria, when chloroquine is not effective200 mg daily for at least 7 days. Prevention of malaria100 mg daily for 1-2 days before travelling until 4 weeks after returning.
Precautions
Do not take your medicine and tell your doctor, if you: •have taken Doxycycline or any other antibiotic before and suffered an allergic reaction (e.g. rash, itching, swelling of the face, fainting and breathing problems). •are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Doxycycline Capsules. •are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. •are breast-feeding.