Doxycycline (Antibiotics tetracycline)

Doxycycline

Infections of different types can be cured by Doxycycline that is quite effective against wide range of bacteria and microorganisms. Moreover, this medication is used for preventing infections causative agents of which are bacteria.

Doxycycline

Doxycycline

Brand(s): There are lots of brands of the Doxycycline. Some of them are Doxylin, Doxytetracycline, Alti-Doxycycline; Monohydrate, Apo-Doxy, Vibramycin, Nu-Doxycycline, Atridox, Periostat, Doxychel Hyclate, Doxy 100, Novo-Doxylin, Doxycin, etc.

Manufacturer: “Bayer AG”, “Belmedpreparaty”, “Belupo”, “Vector”, “Norton Healthcare Ltd”, “Rivopharm SA”, Tarchominskie Zaklady Farmaceutyczne Polfa, S.A.

Clinico-pharmacological group: Antibiotics tetracycline

Composition, structure and packing: Doxycycline is light-yellow powder packed in white capsules. One side of it has “West-ward” mark on the left part, mark “312” – on the right one.

Basic ingredient: Doxycycline.

Other ingredients: sodium starch glycolate, microcrystalline cellulose as well as colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate.

The composition of the coating film: it consists of gelatin with titanium dioxide plus black, yellow & red iron oxide.

Dosage

Portion of Doxycycline ought to be different. It depends on a causative agent, individual medicine tolerance. The intake is oral or intravenous. The last way of intake is used when a patient cannot take the medication orally or when it is necessary to make the drug concentration in blood high quickly. Infusion lasts for 1-2 hours, 60-80 drops per minute. The dose is 0,1-0.2 g per day for adults, then it is lessened to 0,1 g. Children (9-12 years old) are prescribed to make the dose according to their body weight – 4 mg per 1 kilo for the first day, then 2 mg per 1 kilo a day. Capsules are washed down with large amount of water.

In situations of severe hepatic failure, the daily dose need to be lessened. As D has can be accumulated in an organism there is a risk of its hepatotoxic action.

It is better to elude sun shine during treatment and continue to do it for 4-5 days after it. Liver and kidney health condition should be monitored while using Doxycycline.

Overdose

Cases of taking too large amount of Doxycycline are reasons of stopping its intake and calling the ambulance.

Side effects

Sometimes Doxycycline may be the reason of such maladies as:

Diseases of nervous system & sense organs: benign intracranial hypertension (anorexia, patient can have headache and vomit; choked disk, vision changes are possible), toxic impact on CNS (dizziness).

Diseases of cardiovascular system and blood: hemolytic anemia (pale or yellowed skin), thrombocytopenia (a person gets bruises and bleeding easily), eosinophilia.

A patient can also lose appetite, feel fever and chills, has a rash (red), jaundice. Different part of a body might ache urine might become dark colored. Feeling severe stomachache (upper part) can also be experienced.

Indications for use

Doxycycline fights against caused by bacteria infections that can involve different organs and human body systems:

  • Coxiellosis, cholera, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus, brucellosis, yersiniosis, amebic & bacillary dysentery, tularemia, borreliosis, actinomycosis, malaria (and for prevention).
  • Combined with other remedies — leptospirosis, trachoma, ornithosis, granulocytic ehrlichiosis.
  • ENT maladies & diseases of lower respiratory tracts: otitis, bronchitis (exacerbation of chronic one and acute form), tonsillitis, pleuritis, sinusitis, pneumonia.
  • Infections of GT & bile passages: gastroenterocolitis and peritonitis, cholangitis and proctitis, cholecystitis and periodontitis.
  • Maladies of urogenital system: cystitis, mycoplasmosis, urethritis, pyelonephritis.
  • Diseases of genital and reproductive organs: syphilis, epididymitis, gonorrhea, acute prostatitis endometritis.
  • Purulent infection of skin and tissues: infected burns, wounds, abscess, acne, panaritium, furunculosis, phlegmon.
  • Eyes infections: helcoma.

Surgeons use Doxycycline as preventive measures after operations to defend wound from suppurative complication (usually after therapeutic abortion and operations on large intestine).

Contraindications

Hypersensibility, porphyria, heavy hepatic failure, leucopenia are those maladies when usage of the drug is contradicted. Pregnant women (especially the pregnancy in the second and third trimester), ones who are breast-feeding ought not to use the medication. Children who are not 8 are contradicted to take the remedy because the possibility of forming insoluble compounds with calcium and their precipitation in a bony skeleton exists.

Using Doxycycline as intravenous introduction substance is dangerous for those who suffer myasthenia.

Where to buy?

The medicine might be purchased in any chemistry’s shop. Ordering online on our web-site means getting this medication of good quality on a low price.