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When/What should I eat when taking Doxycycline Hyclate?
I was given a prescription of doxycycline hyclate yesterday for acne, and I'm a little uncertain of what I should eat and when I should do it. My doctor said something about eating yogurt, but the pill bottle sort of seems to say I shouldn't. Has anyone taken doxycycline for acne, and if so, did it work, and when did you find was the best time of day to take it?
pete t
08/13/09
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  You're probably reading something like this on the label:

"Doxycycline is best taken on an empty stomach with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters), 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Some manufacturers state it can be taken with food or milk if you develop an upset stomach, however doxycycline might be less effective if taken with food or milk (or other products high in calcium). Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medication."

The reason that your doctor recommended yogurt is because antibiotics are more like grenades than sniper rifles. They kill the good bacteria that help your body digest food, as well as the bad bacteria that are harming you. Without any bacteria in your system, you become susceptible to a number of problems, but all of these can be avoided by simply replacing the good bacteria by eating food with live cultures, like yogurt. (check the label on the yogurt package, not all yogurts have live cultures.)

This medication is most effective if taken on an empty stomach. If it gives you a stomach ache, or makes you feel like you are going to throw up, eat a slice of bread or a couple crackers.

Take the Yogurt halfway between doses.
Doctor Saul
08/13/09
At what times should i take DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE capsules ?
I was prescribed DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE and the bottle says take 1 capsule by mouth twice daily for ten days ... It doesn't say how far apart i should take the doses . Does anyone know when i should take them ?
I meant at what times should i take it not how long i should be taking it..
Rico Vasquez
04/25/11
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  Just take it until one month...............
Melinda Hickman
04/25/11
I was given Gen Vibramycin (doxycycline hyclate) for my acne?
the doctor gave me gen vibramycin 100mg (doxycycline hyclate 100 mg). my question is does this stuff work, has anyone taken it. how long does it take to clear up my acne completely? if this stuff dosnt fix it then i plan on taking accutane
Jackson
08/05/07
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  Acne is a difficult problem to get rid if, what works for me make make you worse...so its impossible to say if it will work for you. Just give it a fair trial (say 3 months) and if it does not work try something else.
huggz
08/06/07
Can your body get used to doxycycline hyclate?
I take doxycycline Hyclate for my acne. It worked for a month or so, but now my acne is coming back. Is it possible that my body may be getting used to the antibiotic?
LittleZoey
09/22/10
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  No, but the bacteria in your acne may be becoming resistant.
Frank
09/22/10
Two missed doses of Doxycycline Hyclate for possible Lyme?
Is it bad to miss two doses of Doxycycline Hyclate for a treatment of possible lyme disease?
WriterGirl
11/11/10
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does doxycycline hyclate have a smell when its in the pill bottle?
so I'm just curious. My husband told me that when he opens up his prescription bottle of doxycycline hyclate it smells like marijuana, and i will say it smells straight up like it. does it even have a smell or has anyone else smelt that before from that prescription?
Michelle
03/24/10
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  U ppl just smoke 2 much which makes everything smell like ganja.
Its always B12 :)
03/24/10
doxycycline hyclate...........?
is doxycycline hyclate like adderral?
Cancer
12/18/09
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  No
Kyla
12/18/09
How long until doxycycline hyclate takes effect?
My doctor prescribed doxycycline hyclate to me yesterday and I didn't ask him how long until it took effect. I have an STD (which he suspects to be syphilis) and i wanted to know how long until the medication takes effect.
MEh
09/29/10
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How long does doxycycline hyclate get rid of serious acne?
i was prescribed doxycycline hyclate how long does it take to get rid of serious acne
Ian C
03/13/09
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  It took like 5 or 6 weeks for mine to be completely gone. It stopped new ones but it still took time for the ones I already had to go away.
Kayla
03/14/09
Doxycycline hyclate?
does it have any side effects when you have sex (any kind of sex)? and i'm not planning to get pregnant.
heyyy
01/04/07
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  Doxycline is an antibiotic. They can cause such things as stomach ache; diahrreah; bloating; nausea.
Allergic reactions would be itching, shortness of breath; feeling like your throat is closing on you.
Rony
01/04/07
how do i know if its an alergy?
i have a rash in both my hands and it hurts and i am very clean. i am current taking medicine (doxycycline hyclate) (diclofenac potassium)
mgn_rmnd
12/18/08
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  Call your doctor and tell him the reaction you are having. Rash on the hands can be a rash in the throat next time, which is a form of hives, and dangerous. It will develop into anaphylactic shock, and you can die from it, as the throat closes shut throughout the air tubes. Always tell the doctor if you are having any kind of reaction to a medicine. Some will have a direct reaction such as anaphylaxis, or it can cause a sensitivity to lots of things which may be more harmless. But you can't be expected to know what those are, you aren't a doctor. Besides, you've already paid him your money, get your money's worth!
dancer5224
12/18/08
Can the antibiotic Doryx (Doxycycline Hyclate) cure a yeast infection?
I am fully aware it is described to treat mild to severe acne, so please let me know your thoughts.

I have a yeast infection & I want to take oral medication instead of vaginal medicine/suppositories.

I have the aforementioned antibiotics in my medicine cabinet & I was just wondering, is it okay to take this medication for this type of infection?

Thank You Kindly.
Sustagurl2
12/24/08
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  antibiotics CAUSE yeast infections. NO the doxycycline will only make your yeast infection worse. antibiotics frequently cause yeast infections because in addition to killing the bacteria that is making you ill, it also kills your normal bacteria that keep the yeast under control in your vagina. Yeast is a fungus, not a bacteria, and it normally exists in the vagina without trouble, but an imbalance that kills off the normal bacteria that also exists in there, allows the yeast to over grow.
Sorry, but you have to treat yeast with an antifungal, not an antibiotic.
essentiallysolo
12/24/08
How long does it take for doxycycline to leave your body ?
I just finished a three month cycle of doxycycline. I am also taking birth control. I am aware that doxycycline weakens the effectiveness of birth control. Since I am no longer taking doxycycline, how long will it take for it to be out of my body so the birth control can be totally effective again?
lilyfrog1025
04/04/09
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  It takes about three days for doxycycline to leave the body, but I would wait a full week after your last dose of antibiotics to be sure.
Christine
04/04/09
What are the side effects of doxycycline?
I have been taking doxycycline for acne for a few months, and I was wondering if this is bad for my health.
Brent
02/28/06
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  This list is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with doxycycline. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.

Some possible uncommon but serious side effects of doxycycline include:

* a life-threatening allergic reaction (symptoms are trouble breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; hives)

* blood problems (symptoms are unusual bleeding or bruising)

* liver damage (symptoms are yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, nausea ,vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain)

* irritation of the esophagus

Other more common, but less serious, side effects include:

* nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

* increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

* vaginal yeast infection
writerbynature
02/28/06
Doxycycline Hyclate?
I got bit by a wood tick my doctor said. I got it out and the doctor said there was ntohign left of the tick in me. But he gave me this medicine just in case to prevent any disease including lyme disease from coming just in case. he said im fine but just to be sure. Im taking one tablet a day for three days. Its gonna work right?
my doctor said deer ticks are the only ticks that carry lyme disease and the deer ticks are the size of a pinhead. Mine was almost hlaf the size of my index nail
Kornrulezall
05/03/07
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  Doxycycline has not been proven to be particularly effective at treating the basterium reposponsible for lyme disease. And if antibiotics are being used to treat Lyme disease the minimum time period for treatment usually extends to weeks, and usually months. Many times patients take the medicine for years.

If you did not develop a bulls-eye rash around the tick bite, you probably have little to worry concerning Lyme disease. Just keep an eye out for changes in your health, but don't get paranoid.
Dr. Joe?
05/03/07
DOXYcYCLINE!!!!!!!!!?
i just got prescribed doxycycline along with benzaclin and retin-a for my acne. but i have read the reviews and almost all of them say that they threw up! and had major pains..upset stomach...etc..... i have a really weak stomach! should i really take this stuff??? HeLP please!
anonymous
03/11/08
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  Having a weak stomach shouldn't decide whether you have a problem with Doxy, as it is specific to the antibiotic. You could just try one and see if you handle it ok. If is doesn't say to take on an empty stomach, then be sure to take it after eating.
TKS
03/11/08
How long after taking doxycycline do you stop showing signs of chlymidia?
We have both been treated with a 1 week dose of doxycycline. Yesterday was my last day of treatment, but today I had a slight sign of discharge. Should I be worried? (We have not had sex during our course of treatment....)
Ashley
09/23/08
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  I am in the same situation you are in. About a month and a half ago I found out I had chlamydia too and my doctor prescribed me the one day dose of azithromycin, but after i took it i still had a lot of abdominal and pelvic pain. I called my doctor, had to wait a month for another check-up, and found out I still had it. So now I'm on the doxycycline for a week to see if this will help get rid of it. call your doctor and schedule an appointment to make sure it is all cleared up.
bedbugsbite
09/23/08
Is it okay to take doxycycline with nabumetone?
The doxycycline is to help me out with my acne while im using nabumetone for my knees due to excessive jogging and inflammation in them. Would I be okay to take these both?
Bob Saget
04/06/11
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  Your best (and safest) bet would be to ask a pharmacist if there are any interactions listed between the drugs you're wanting to take. Doctors and pharmacists both have access to a database of drug and supplement interactions and they can tell you quickly if you can safely take them together or not.... anyone here will just have a best guess from searching on the internet (which isn't always accurate, as we all know) ;-)
If the same doctor prescribed both, I would hope they checked their database to verify that they wouldn't interact, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Good luck!
oldtimekid2
04/06/11
How long does it take for doxycycline to relieve symptoms of dysuria?
I was given doxycycline by my doctor 5 days ago (prior to having lab work done to test for std's) and i have been taking it but the pain is still killing me. Should it be working already or does it take a while? I thought bacteria was suppose to die after 48 hrs of treatment.

I am still waiting for the lab work to come back so i do not know what is wrong.
Alex
06/08/09
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  did they diagnose you with a UTI? doxycycline is used for bacterial infections in the bladder. They usually relieve symptoms within the day of taking them. I would call the doctor as soon as possible, because it is most likely something else...
sydney486
06/08/09
When does doxycycline usually start to work?
I've been using it for a month now and am not seeing totally impressive results. I also am using a 10% benzoyl peroxide wash prescribed to me and an astringent/lotion stuff that smells weird. I take the doxycycline twice a day if this helps? I am thinking of going on accutane if this doesn't work.. I just need to know if it will just take time.
Kelsey
04/02/10
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  These medications make your skin worse the first two to eight weeks as they are forcing the acne from under your skin to the surface. Then again take about 4 to 6 months to really see an improvement and then you have to deal with the dry skin they produce. So you try to use a mosturizer than doesn't aggravate the skin such as Nivea, etc. you will see the difference but you just have to be patient. Accutane basically is the same except that you take the pill instead of getting the creams, gels. I myself prefer Accutane also has side effects (birth defects two years after use if you get pregnant) dry skin but I always thought it worked faster. My skin cleared up in six weeks with Accutane. Good luck.
syl c.
04/02/10
Rosacea sufferers advise?
I suffer from Rosacea, my face is always red, soar and looks awful. People are forever asking me if I have a sunburn, but it is worse than that. I have pimple like soars, blistering, redness on cheeks forehead chin & nose. I am aware of the triggers: hot & cold weather, hot & cold beverages, alcohol, coffee, caffeine, chocolate. I live in a cold winter climate, we do get hot in the summer so that is unavoidable, I am out side with kids lots working on the farm, so I can't stay inside all the time, I do drink coffee, I have very little alcohol and do have caffeine and some chocolate. I have tried the medicated creams/gels and they don't work really well - but that was a few yea, I have been taking a medication called Apo-Doxy 100mg Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg. This does work, but I wondered if there were any new developments in fighting Rosacea...do you have any tips or advice if so please let me know. Thank you.
Four Up
04/18/08
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  Unfortunately, the only way to help it is to get an effective medicine. Personally hide the redness I use a good cover up and I always make sure to stay moisturized. Talk to your dermatologist about what you can do. It sounds like you are very unhappy about it. Good luck.
bonstermonster20
04/18/08
Doxycycline?
I recently started taking the prescription doxycycline for my skin and it makes me really nauseous in the mornings after I take it. I always just take it with water and usually eat breakfast pretty soon after even though I don't feel like eating because I am so sick. Any ideas on how I can prevent this because it really helps my skin and I don't want to stop taking it. Thanks!
klc101
06/25/08
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  HI! im also taking doxycycline it'll be one year in sept && it does work extremely well. i get nauseous if i take it on an empty stomach too. i eat about 10 mins B4 i take it. this way i dont get nauseous. oh && u shouldnt eat n e dairy products bcuz it will cuz otherwise ur body wont absorb enough medication. so wait 2 hours b4 or 1 hour after if u do eat dairy products.

06/27/08
Can I start a Doxycycline course during my period?
Hello everyone!
I have just been prescribed a Doxycycline course because I have mycoplasma genitalium. I started my period 2 days ago and I'm not sure if I can start to take it already or I have to wait till the end of my period..
I am asking because I couldn't find the answer on the leaflet in the antibiotic's box!

Thank you!

C.
carlotta
09/08/10
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  Yes you can start it now, your period doesnt interfer with the action of the antibiotic.

But bear in mind if your on the pill, that it will interfer with your contraception, so use condoms.
Tina Enchantress
09/08/10
How long does it take for Doxycycline to stop making me feel nauseous?
I am taking a new antibiotic, Doxycycline, for my acne. However, I seem to be getting nauseous every day. Will I ever get used to this and stop feeling it? Or does it get worse?
What I have been doing is taking my pill with a full glass of water, and then eating a chewy bar. Am I doing something wrong?
Josh
03/10/11
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  Doxycycline is notorious for causing nausea, which is why it is extremely important to take it with food of some kind. You don't have to eat an entire meal, just a couple of crackers should do the trick. I would advise you eat something first, then take your doxycycline afterwards. Hope this helps.
Caroline
03/10/11
How long does it take for Doxycycline to stop making me feel nauseous?
I am taking a new antibiotic, Doxycycline, for my acne. However, I seem to be getting nauseous every day. Will I ever get used to this and stop feeling it? Or does it get worse?
What I have been doing is taking my pill with a full glass of water, and then eating a chewy bar. Am I doing something wrong?
Josh Rich
03/10/11
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  Doxycycline is notorious for causing nausea, which is why it is extremely important to take it with food of some kind. You don't have to eat an entire meal, just a couple of crackers should do the trick. I would advise you eat something first, then take your doxycycline afterwards. Hope this helps.
Caroline
03/10/11
Pain in my throat & tonsils. Taking Doxycycline. Please help, soon!?
Approximately 11/05/08 I started having swollen tonsils and a swollen bump or lump under my left tonsil. I called my doctor and he called in a prescription of Doxycycline (100 mg. 2 pills per day - 7 days). I started taking the Doxy and my tonsils weren't swollen anymore in about 4 days. However, the bump under my tonsil continued to stay there and my throat continues to hurt. After my 7 days of medicine, I still felt bad so I went to the doctor in person. He said that the Doxy probably didn't clear up the infection in my tonsils so he prescribed it again for another 7 days. Tomorrow will be my last day of this cycle of Doxycycline and I still have pain in my tonsils and throat along with this bump in the back under my tonsil. I have been dipping Copenhagen a lot lately, but I quit 2 days ago. Does anyone know what this is? Do I have strep throat and this Doxycycline is just the wrong prescription to be taking? Please give me some advice and answers....soon! Thanks
Mukiam Liqiovin
11/20/08
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How long does it take for Monodox (doxycycline) to notice changes in acne condition?
i started taking Monodox, a doxycycline pill in the tetracycline antibiotic family, for my acne 3 days ago. For anyone that has taken this before, how long does it take for noticeable changes to occur in my acne condition?
R
03/09/08
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  It takes a really long time actually. Some doctors will prescribe it for longer than a month! And it will make your teeth turn yellow and sometimes brown. I didn't like it a all. Also, your skin turns really sensitive to the sun. I prefer the topical antibiotics better. It is just a solution that you apply once a day. Good luck! I know its hard living with acne :(
christina g
03/09/08
My son is on Vibramycin doxycycline calcium 7 mls every 12 hours. He has been on this medication since Wednes
My son is on Vibramycin doxycycline calcium 7 mls every 12 hours. He has been on this medication since Wednesday night, the first 7ml dose was given then. I also have him on the Vibramycin and 3tsp of the Children's Ibuprofen 100. But he is still spiking a fever of 102.8 or higher, he has now developed a running nose which he did not have the before, Wednesday the doctor stated that his lungs were clear, ears were fine, but I am getting a little worried because I can only keep his fever down for 8 hours which is the time frame for the Motrin. Also do I need to Refrigerate the Vibramycin Doxycycline calcium or not. I am getting a little concern with his fever still spiking after the Children's Ibuprofen 100 wears off. Also before his fever spikes up to 102.8 or higher he states he is tired and sleepy. He gets really weak, latharjeck and complains of a headache, I am concerned.
Renee B
09/15/07
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  I would take him to the ER because of the fever. Your doctor should either change his medication or do some more testing because this is too long to be having a high temperature which is very dangerous.
jackie_jabar
09/15/07
Can I combine Doxycycline and Malarone?
I am going to southeast asia in a couple of weeks and just bought malarone to prevent malaria. i got only 30 doses and they are quite pricey. I am reading that doxycycline is a lot cheaper, so i was wondering if i could combine the two drugs (and start doxy once i am done with the malarone pills). Would there be any reactions or any gap in the protection if i start taking doxy once i finish the malarone pills?
pilchas
03/03/09
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  talk to your pharmacist and/or doctor first off about this.

http://www.drugs.com and check out exactly what your 2 drugs will do and if they will be compatible.
Nana Lamb
03/04/09
I got a prescription for doxycycline (anti-malaria), and it says "substitution permitted" What does that mean?
I'm not too familiar with going to the pharmacy. I must not have went in 15 years, so please help me understand the prescription. I think doxycycline is the best for me, but I'm thinking there might be occasional situations in which other malaria drugs will be better. So since the prescription says "substitutions permitted" does that mean the pharmacist can give me other anti-malaria drugs like Lariam on request?
Frelsun
10/24/09
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  it means that generic versions of that prescription are permitted as well
LissaC
10/24/09

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