Doxycycline is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Doxycycline is used for a lot of different infections, for instance infections caused by bacteria in the genital area and malaria.
Used for treating: cystitis, acne, gonorrhoea, syphilis, chlamydia, malaria.
Used to prevent: travellers’ diarrhoea and malaria.
Doxycycline is bacteriostatic, this means that doxycycline inhibits protein biosynthesis. A specific binding site of the ribosome is blocked by the bacteria so it cannot multiply.
Using Doxycycline to treat malaria
When you have Malaria, there are several antibiotics available. Doxycyxline is a drug of choice for many people because last-minute travellers only have to start the drug 1-2 days before traveling to an area where malaria transmission occurs and Doxycycline tends to be the least expensive antimalarial medicine.
Contraindications for using Doxycycline
are allergic or sensitive to or have had a bad reaction to tetracyclines or any of the other ingredients in the past
are pregnant or breastfeeding
have liver problems
have lupus or a lupus-like problem
have myasthenia gravis
Doxycycline is not suitable for children under 12 years old.
Doxycycline side effects
Many antibiotics have quite a few side effects, these include, but are not limited to:
• inflammation of the mucous membrane
• nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting
• skin irritation
• bloating and diarrhea
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Interactions with Doxycycline
When you are taking Doxycycline, you should not use several products or medication. Examples of these are:
antacids or other preparations containing aluminium, magnesium or calcium
liver enzyme inducers
medicines that are damaging to the liver
preparations that contain zinc, iron or bismuth
Warning: You may not use Doxycycline in combination with alcohol or dairy products.
Warning: This medicine may interact with preparations containing aluminium, bismuth, calcium, iron, magnesium, or zinc. These can affect the absorption of Doxycycline hyclate and stop it from working as intended.