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What is Doxycycline?

Doxycycline is an antibacterial drug of the tetracycline group. It has bacteriostatic activity. Doxycycline antibiotic is indicated for infectious and inflammatory processes: diseases of the ENT organs, diseases of the respiratory system, diseases of the skin and soft tissues, diseases of the genitourinary system. The drug is prescribed by a doctor.

Active substance Doxycycline
Pharmachologic effect Bacteriostatic
Terms of sale At your local pharmacy (prescription); Our online pharmacy (over the counter)
Release form Tablets 200-100 mg; Capsules 200-100 mg; Dispersible tablets 200-100 mg;
Pregnancy and lactation Contraindicated
Age group 8+
Shelf life 4 years
Storage conditions Not higher than + 25 ° C / 77 ° F (capsules)
Category Antibacterial drugs
Manufacturer Astra Lifecare India Pvt. Ltd. / Cipla Limited / Ridley Life Science Pvt. Ltd
Price 19.80 - 15.10 $

Indications for use

Infectious and inflammatory diseases caused by microorganisms sensitive to the drug:

  • infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract (acute bronchitis, exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, tracheitis, bronchopneumonia, moderate and severe pneumonia, lung abscess, pleural empyema);
  • infections of ENT organs (otitis media, tonsillitis, sinusitis);
  • infections of the genitourinary system (cystitis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, urethritis, urethrocystitis, urogenital mycoplasmosis, endometritis (inflammation that affects the inner layer of the uterus), endocervicitis, acute orchiepididymitis, gonorrhea);
  • infections of the biliary tract and gastrointestinal tract (cholecystitis, cholangitis, gastroenterocolitis, bacterial dysentery, diarrhea of ​​”travelers”);
  • infections of the skin and soft tissues (phlegmon, abscesses, furunculosis, infected burns, wounds);
  • infectious diseases of the eyes;
  • syphilis, frambesia, yersiniosis, legionellosis, rickettsiosis, chlamydia of various localization (including prostatitis and proctitis), Q fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhoid (including rash, tick-borne relapsing disease), Lyme disease (borreliosis), Art.
  • bacillary and amoebic dysentery, tularemia, cholera, actinomycosis, malaria;
  • as part of combination therapy – leptospirosis, trachoma, psittacosis, ornithosis, granulocytic erlichiosis; whooping cough, brucellosis, osteomyelitis; sepsis, subacute septic endocarditis, peritonitis;
  • prevention of postoperative purulent complications;
  • prevention of malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum during short trips (less than 4 months) in the territory where strains resistant to chloroquine and / or pyrimethamine sulfadoxine are common.

Contraindications

  • hypersensitivity to doxycycline and other tetracyclines;
  • porphyria;
  • severe liver failure;
  • leukopenia;
  • children’s age up to 8 years (the possibility of the formation of insoluble complexes with calcium ions with deposition in the bone skeleton, tooth enamel and dentin);
  • myasthenia gravis;
  • pregnancy (II-III trimester), lactation.

Instruction for use

Adults are prescribed 200 mg / day on the first day of treatment, and on the following days, 100-200 mg / day. The frequency of taking doxycycline tablets is 1-2 times / day.

For children over 8 years of age and weighing more than 50 kg, the daily dose for oral administration is 4 mg / kg on the first day of treatment.

In the following days, 2-4 mg / kg / day, depending on the severity of the clinical course of the disease. The frequency of administration is 1-2 times / day.

Maximum doses: for adults for oral use, 300 mg / day or 600 mg / day (depending on the etiology of the pathogen).

Doxycycline with angina

The drug is indicated for the treatment of tonsillitis. 100 mg is prescribed 2 times a day, the interval between doses is 12 hours. On the first day, doctors recommend taking 200 mg of the drug once, then reduce the dosage by half. If the sore throat is severe, then the dosage can be increased to 300 mg of the drug per day as prescribed by the doctor. The course of treatment is from 7 days to 10 days.

Doxycycline with a tick bite

On the first day after a tick bite, you must take 200 mg of the drug. Further, 100 mg for 5-10 days (prevention). For the treatment of mild stages of borreliosis, adults are prescribed 200 mg of doxycycline per day, children – 4 mg per kg of weight, the course of treatment is 20-30 days. The dosage, course of treatment, frequency of use is determined by the doctor individually!

Doxycycline for Acne

Doxycycline is indicated for the treatment of acne and acne. The course of treatment is usually 7 days. Assign 100 mg 2 times a day. For the treatment of acne in children (9-14 years old), the following scheme is used: the first 2 days, the drug is taken 2 times a day at the rate of 4 mg per kg of body weight. Further, the dosage is reduced to 3 mg per kg of body weight. Adolescents from 14 years of age are prescribed this treatment regimen: on the first day, 200 mg of the drug is taken. Further, 100 mg 2 times a day.

Doxycycline with ureaplasma

Doxycycline antibiotic is indicated for the treatment of ureaplasma. Treatment begins with 200 mg once. Further, the dosage is reduced to 100 mg. The doctor prescribes the dosage, the course of treatment, taking into account the severity of the disease!

Doxycycline for gum disease

The medicine Doxycycline is prescribed in dentistry: for the treatment of flux, with gum disease. The dosage, the course of treatment is determined by the doctor individually!

Doxycycline with Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic relapsing disease of the skin of the face, characterized by redness, expansion of small and superficial vessels of the skin of the face, the formation of papules, pustules and edema. It is accepted that treatment of rosacea requires a course of treatment of 3-4 weeks. There are different treatment regimens for this disease: either for a long time (up to 2-3 months) in small doses (20 mg, 40 mg), or in large doses (100 mg 2 times a day), but for 10 days.

Doxycycline before or after meals

The medicine Doxycycline is taken regardless of the meal, because it does not particularly affect the absorption of the drug.

Doxycycline during pregnancy and lactation:

Doxycycline is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation. Doxycycline crosses the placental barrier. May cause long-term discoloration of the teeth, enamel hypoplasia, suppression of bone growth of the skeleton of the fetus, as well as the development of fatty liver. If necessary, use during lactation should stop breastfeeding.

Application for impaired liver function:

Contraindicated in severe liver failure. Doxycycline is used with caution in case of impaired liver function.

Doxycycline for children:

Doxycycline tablets, Doxycycline capsules, Doxycycline lyophilisate is not used in children under 8 years of age, because tetracyclines (including doxycycline) cause a long-term discoloration of the teeth, enamel hypoplasia and a slower longitudinal growth of skeleton bones in this category of patients.

Doxycycline action spectrum

Doxycycline is a semi-synthetic antibiotic of the broad-spectrum tetracycline group. It has a bacteriostatic effect due to the suppression of protein synthesis of pathogens.

Active against aerobic gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus spp. (including penicillinase producing strains), Streptococcus spp. (including Streptococcus pneumoniae), Bacillus anthracis, Listeria monocytogenes; anaerobic bacteria: Clostridium spp.

The antibiotic Doxycycline is also active against aerobic gram-negative bacteria: Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Escherichia coli, Shigella spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacter spp., Klebsiella spp., Bordetella pertussis, as well as against Rickettsia spp., Treponema sppma. and Chlamydia spp.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus spp., Serratia spp., Most strains of Bacteroides fragilis are resistant to doxycycline.

Precautionary measures

Doxycycline antibiotic is used with caution in case of impaired liver function. In case of impaired renal function, dose adjustment is not required.

  • To prevent local irritating effects (esophagitis, gastritis, gastrointestinal ulceration), it is recommended to take it during the daytime with plenty of fluids, food or milk. In connection with the possible development of photosensitization, it is necessary to limit insolation during treatment and within 4-5 days after it.
  • Doxycycline is not used in children under 8 years of age, because tetracyclines (including doxycycline) cause a long-term discoloration of the teeth, enamel hypoplasia and a slowdown in the longitudinal growth of skeleton bones in this category of patients.
  • A solution of doxycycline for iv administration should be used no later than 72 hours after its preparation.

Doxycycline and alcohol

The combined use of doxycycline with alcohol is not recommended. This combination gives a powerful blow to the liver cells. The side effects of the drug are amplified. The following manifestations are also observed:

  • the likelihood of inflammation of the duodenum increases;
  • serious vomiting may open, diarrhea may appear, which leads to dehydration;
  • possible loss of consciousness;
  • manifestations of anaphylactic shock are sometimes noted. In this case, you can identify a severe allergic reaction;
  • the appearance of liver diseases and inflammation of the adrenal glands;
  • the nervous system is affected. In this case, there is the appearance of drowsiness or agitation, slowness of speech, hallucinations, convulsions, disorientation, consciousness, heart rhythm.

Alcoholic beverages can be consumed only after the drug is completely eliminated from the body. The half-life of doxycycline is 12-22 hours.

Side effects of Doxycycline

  • From the nervous system: a benign increase in intracranial pressure (decreased appetite, vomiting, headache, swelling of the optic nerve head), toxic effects on the central nervous system (dizziness or instability), the condition quickly stops after the doxycycline is withdrawn.
  • From the gastrointestinal tract: nausea, diarrhea, constipation, enterocolitis (due to the proliferation of resistant strains of staphylococci).
  • Allergic reactions: maculopapular rash, pruritus, skin hyperemia, angioedema, anaphylactoid reactions, drug lupus erythematosus.
  • From the hemopoietic organs: hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, eosinophilia.
  • From the urinary system: increased serum urea nitrogen concentration.
  • Local reactions: thrombophlebitis at the site of intravenous infusion, especially with prolonged therapy.
  • Other: photosensitization, superinfection; persistent discoloration of tooth enamel, oropharyngeal, intestinal and vaginal candidiasis (one of the manifestations is inflammation in the anogenital zone of the perineum).