SN Instructed that Doxycycline is known as a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. Possible side effects: Stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: sunburn (sun sensitivity), painful/difficult swallowing, change in the amount of urine.
SN instructed patient that Doxycycline is an antibiotic used in the treatment of a number of types of infections caused by bacteria and protozoa. Doxycycline can be used either by mouth or intravenously. Common side effect may include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, a red rash, and an increased risk of a sunburn. Avoid combination of doxycycline with dairy, antacids, calcium supplements, iron products, and laxatives containing magnesium since these foods and supplements may decrease doxycycline's effectiveness.
SN instructed that doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body. Take doxycycline exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Take doxycycline with a full glass of water. Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking this medicine. Most brands of doxycycline may be taken with food or milk if the medicine upsets your stomach. Different brands of doxycycline may have different instructions about taking them with or without food. Take Oracea on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.Call your doctor at once if you have: changes in your vision; severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody, fever, swollen glands, body aches, flu symptoms, weakness, skin rash, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; upper stomach pain ( may spread to your back ), loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice ( yellowing of the skin or eyes ); chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath; confusion, nausea and vomiting, swelling, rapid weight gain, little or no urinating; new or worsening cough with fever, trouble breathing;increased pressure inside the skull - skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads ( especially in the face or upper body ) and causes blistering and peeling. Severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes; or severe skin reaction - fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes.
Caregiver/A.L.F's staff was instructed in new medication; Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Give the patient Doxycycline with a full glass of water or other liquid to avoid irritating your esophagus. Doxycycline can be taken with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, you can give him a glass of milk or after meals. Give the medicine at about the same time each day.