Doxycycline is one of a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics, used to treat bacterial infections such as Chlamydia.
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What is Doxycyline?
Doxycycline (sometimes referred to as Doxycycline hyclate) is a tetracycline antibiotic that you can buy online at Cloud Pharmacy. Its function is to attack bacteria in your body. It is mainly prescribed for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for people who have experienced side effects with some of the other higher dose medications available.
This medication is able to treat and cure chlamydia, non-specific urethritis and ureaplasma in a single course for the majority of people. As it is a more gradual form of treatment, it's also much less likely to cause side effects, but effective in treating stubborn bacterial infections.
It can also be prescribed for non-sexual conditions, such as Rosacea, and can even be prescribed to help treat malaria.
How does Doxycycline work?
Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis are sexually transmitted diseases caused by bacteria. Doxycycline works by killing the bacteria, as it contains tetracycline antibiotics.
How do I use Doxycycline?
Doxycycline is a prescription-only medication. Always follow the advice of your doctor and read the patient information leaflet provided in the medication packet.
The tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water, with or without food, and it’s best to take them at the same time each day (to help you remember).
One of the reasons that Doxycycline is so commonly prescribed is the fact that it's able to treat infections effectively without often causing side effects, however, it still is a prescription medication, so side effects are still possible. The most frequently experienced side effects patients report aren't normally serious, and can potentially include headaches, nausea, diarrhoea, skin rashes or dizziness. Speak to your doctor immediately if you start to notice anything more serious or if these possible side effects persist or become worrisome.
Whilst experiencing an adverse reaction is unlikely, it's important to be aware that certain medications can interact badly with other ones you are taking. It's always wise to read the patient information leaflet, which is included with your medication and is available for download on this page.
- You should avoid antacids, calcium and iron supplements, and oral birth control pills when taking Doxycycline
- You need to talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You should not take Doxycycline if you are allergic to any tetracycline antibiotic
- Try to avoid taking any other antibiotics with Doxycycline unless your GP has informed you that it is OK to do so
- If you are currently taking an oral contraceptive, it's suggested that you use an additional contraceptive method when using Doxycycline