Doxycycline 100 mg Tablet 8’s belongs to a group of medications called tetracycline antibiotics, used to treat bacterial infections. Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s treats urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, respiratory infections, eye infections, sexually transmitted infections (like gonorrhoea, syphilis), gum infections, and diseases (like periodontitis), and others. Besides this, Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s also treats acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. However, it does not treat facial redness caused by rosacea.
Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s being an antibiotic prevents the growth of bacterial cells (the bad ones!) by preventing the formation of the outer protein layer of bacteria (cell wall) responsible for bacteria’s growth and multiplication. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic, i.e. it acts against a wide variety of bacteria. It is a bacteriostatic antibiotic i.e. it stops the growth of bacteria but necessarily does not kill them.
Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s should only be taken if advise by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food but should be consumed at a fixed time for the best results. The course of Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s should be completed as prescribed by your doctor for better results. Some common side effects of Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s are nausea (feeling or being sick), vomiting, diarrhoea etc. Please consult your doctor if these side effects become troublesome.
Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s is pregnancy category D (high risk) medicines so its use in pregnant and nursing mother is not recommended. Use of Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s during tooth development (last half of pregnancy, infancy, and childhood up to the age of 8 years) may cause staining of teeth (yellow-grey-brown). Do not consume alcohol as it may cause excessive drowsiness when taken along with Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s. Before using Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s tell your doctor if you ever had an allergy to Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s, have kidney problems, liver problems, swollen food pipe (esophagitis) or muscle disease (myasthenia gravis). Do not drink alcohol with Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s as it may increase the unpleasant side effects like drowsiness and dizziness.
Uses of Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s
- Bacterial infections
Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s is a type of tetracycline class of antibiotic which is effective against a wide range of bacteria including gram-negative, gram-positive bacteria, anaerobes, and some parasites. It is prescribed for the treatment of various bacterial infections of the respiratory tract (influenza, pneumonia), genitourinary area (syphilis, gonorrhoea), anthrax infection, sinuses, and eye, skin. Besides this, it is also indicated in the tick-borne infections (typhus fever) caused by the Rickettsia group of bacteria like typhus fever. Off label, usage includes the prophylaxis or prevention of malaria in the prone area and for the treatment of acne. Sometimes your doctor might prescribe you Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s as an alternative medicine to penicillin when penicillin is contraindicated.
Directions for Use
Take Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s as advised by your doctor. Preferably take it empty stomach. Swallow it as a whole with plenty of water, do not chew or crush it. If gastric irritation or stomach upset becomes troublesome, you may take it with meals and speak with your doctor regarding use of an antacid. Do not consume dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt etc with Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s as it decreases its absorption from the stomach.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s
Every medicine has got some side effects. Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s also has some side effects which may occur in the early days of the treatment, but get better after some time. Common side effects of Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s include nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, diarrhoea. These side effects are temporary and may resolve over time. If these side effects are persistent or are troublesome, speak with your doctor. read more: Doxycycline 100 mg
|Generic Brand||Doxycycline Hydrochloride|
|Pack Size||30 Capsule/s, 60 Capsule/s, 90 Capsule/s|