Doxycyclin review

Some kinds of bacteria are not easily treatable by the body’s built-in defenses. That is why the use of medicine is often required to stop the growth and spread of certain bacteria that may enter the body. Doxycyclin is one of the prescription medicines that serve such purpose.

Doxycyclin is a tetracycline-type of synthetic antibiotic that is used to treat several bacterial infections including Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. It is also found extremely helpful in managing acnes. Doxycyclin’s primary purpose is to stop the growth of bacteria. As such, it is an effective preventive measure against Malaria.

Doxycyclin capsules are developed by world-renowned Pfizer Inc. in 1960. It was FDA-approved before 1970 and is widely used soon afterwards. Several bacteriologic testing would determine whether Doxycyclin is appropriate to treat your type of bacterial infection or not. It is also ideal that you check with your doctor regarding any allergic reaction that may occur or any other condition that may worsen upon the drug intake. Also, correct diagnosis of your disease is important for proper prescription. If used for the wrong reasons, the effectiveness of this particular antibiotic may decrease.

Doxycyclin usually appears in capsule form. It is taken orally as prescribed usually with a glass of water. It is advisable that you do not lie down for at least thirty minutes after taking medication because doing so may cause stomach pains. Doxycyclin also reacts badly with magnesium, calcium, and aluminum-based medicines. You must never take it side-by-side those kinds. Make sure that you are full-informed regarding the possible side effects and special precautions that need to be taken upon using Doxycyclin. The best source of information that will guide you through your treatment is none other than your doctor. Check regularly with your doctor for the entirety of your treatment for cases that may affect your health.

Continue to take Doxycyclin until the full term of the prescription is reached. On the flip side, never overuse this drug. Stay within the prescribed dosage. If you feel that you need more or less at any given point in your treatment, there is no one better to check it with than your doctor.

Like many synthetic drugs, Doxycyclin comes with a handful of side effects that can be manageable or otherwise. Mild results of Doxycyclin intake include nausea, vomiting, stomachaches, head ache, and diarrhea. If any of these effects persists, contact your doctor immediately. Never make an impression that severe effects are normal. Doctors prescribe Doxycyclin despite its known side effects because they know that the benefits are still greater than the drawbacks. If the side effects are getting to a point where it is already threatening your life, then it is obviously a cause for alarm.

Another important thing to note is that Doxycyclin does lessen the effectiveness of certain birth control pills. As this may result to unwanted pregnancy, which could be affected by the strong drug use, you must also get an advice regarding a more reliable birth control option.

Keep your Doxycyclin capsules stored at room temperature and away from the reach of young children. Moisture and excessive sunlight may affect its effectiveness so it is best to keep the drug away from their sources as well.

Doxycyclin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of doxycyclin

• Molecular formula of doxycyclin is C22H24N2O8
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-(amino-hydroxy-methylidene)-4-dimethylamino-5,10,11,12a-tetrahydroxy-6-methyl- 4a,5,5a,6-tetrahydro-4H-tetracene-1,3,12-trione
• Molecular weight is 444.435 g/mol
Doxycyclin available : 50mg capsules, 100mg capsules, 20mg tablets, 100mg tablets

Generic name: Doxycycline

Brand name(s): Atridox, Doryx, Doxychel, Doxychel Hyclate, Doxycin, Doxylin, Doxytec, Doxytetracycline, Jenacyclin, Monodox, Novo-Doxylin, Nu-Doxycycline, Periostat, Supracyclin, Vibramycin

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