Doxicip (Doxycycline HCL)
What is Doxicip (Doxycycline HCL) used for?
Doxicip (Doxycycline HCL) treats infections caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia, infections of the respiratory tract or genitals, acne, skin infections, Lyme disease, and various others. It may be give after exposure to anthrax, or to prevent malaria. This drug is a type of tetracycline antibiotic, which prevents bacteria from growing and spreading.
How should I use Doxicip (Doxycycline HCL)?
Doxicip (Doxycycline HCL) capsules should be taken orally, with a full glass of water. It is usually taken 1 to 2 times per day, depending on the dosage prescribed to you by your physician. You may take it with food to reduce the risk of an upset stomach, however this may also reduce the amount of medication your stomach absorbs. Discuss with your physician the best way to take this medication.
Patients taking this medication to prevent malaria should discuss the dosage requirements with their physician. To prevent malaria, you should start taking it before you travel, and continue taking it while you travel and for a period of time after you return. Your physician will inform you how much you need to take, and for how long.
What are the side effects of Doxicip (Doxycycline HCL)?
Some side effects which may occur when taking Doxicip (Doxycycline HCL) include:
Consult your physician if you notice any other more serious side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Doxicip (Doxycycline HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.