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   Doxycycline

Doxycycline
(injection) (injectable)


Treats infections. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic.

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Doxy 100


 
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Doxycycline
Doxy 100
Uses
Treats infections. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic.

Storage
  • If you store this medicine at home, keep it at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
  • If the powder medicine has been mixed with a liquid, it should be stored in the refrigerator and used within 3 days after mixing. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through.
  • Keep this container away from children and pets. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Injectable. Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins. A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • It may also be given by a home health caregiver. You may be taught how to give your medicine at home.
  • Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine. Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses.
  • Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing Trouble swallowing Unusual bleeding or bruising

Precautions
  • You should not use doxycycline if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any tetracycline antibiotic (such as minocycline, tetracycline).
  • Do not give this medicine to children under 8 years old because it can permanently change tooth color.
  • You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor, pharmacist, or home health caregiver. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver disease or lupus. This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
  • Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors.
  • Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.

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