What is Doxycycline Hyclate?
What's in it, and what are some of the side effects?
Asked by Cortney Vosmus 3 months ago.
Doxycycline Hyclate molecular formula: C22H24N2O8•H2O molecular weight: 462.46 It's used for treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doxycycline Hyclate is a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria. Be sure to use Doxycycline Hyclate for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future. Doxycycline Hyclate only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold). Long-term or repeated use of Doxycycline Hyclate may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this. If you are taking Doxycycline Hyclate to prevent malaria, please note that no malaria medicine, including Doxycycline Hyclate, guarantees protection against malaria. Stay in well-screened areas, use mosquito nets, cover the body with clothing, and use insect repellent to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well while you are using Doxycycline Hyclate. To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control (eg, condoms). Doxycycline Hyclate may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Doxycycline Hyclate. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time. Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or blood stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dose or take Doxycycline Hyclate for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Doxycycline Hyclate before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery. Doxycycline Hyclate may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Doxycycline Hyclate. Lab tests, including liver function, kidney function, and complete blood cell counts, may be performed while you use Doxycycline Hyclate. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. Use Doxycycline Hyclate with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 10 years old who have diarrhea or an infection of the stomach or bowel. Doxycycline Hyclate should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 8 years old; permanent yellow-gray-brown tooth discoloration may occur. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Doxycycline Hyclate has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Doxycycline Hyclate while you are pregnant. Doxycycline Hyclate is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Doxycycline Hyclate. Possible side effects of Doxycycline Hyclate: Loss of appetite; nausea; sensitivity to sunlight; vomiting. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); bloody stools; chest pain; dark urine; decreased urination; fever, chills, or sore throat; moderate to severe sunburn; severe diarrhea; severe or persistent headache; stomach pain or cramps; throat irritation; trouble swallowing; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual joint pain; unusual tiredness; vaginal irritation or discharge; vision changes; yellowing of the skin or eyes. If OVERDOSE is suspected: Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Answered by Ruby Rolfs 3 months ago.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic. It is part of the tetracycline family and is usually given to people with infections who are allergic to penicillin or sulfa drugs. I know because I am normally given this for an infection because of my allergies to those. It is used for a variety of infections such as upper respiratory infections, or urinary tract infections. It's known as a 'broad spectrum' antibiotic because it can treat a number of different infections. One thing to remember when taking this or any tetracycline is to stay out of the sun for long periods of time. Take it with a full glass of water and stay upright for at least 30 minutes after taking it because it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Be careful if you are on birth control pills because it can reduce the effect of your pills. Answered by Tamie Deja 3 months ago.
Generic Vibramycin is used for treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months and to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Generic Vibramycin is a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria, thus allowing immune system to destroy it. Answered by Denis Collin 3 months ago.
nothing works over night with acne, it's a process. Give it three months to see results, then if there is no improvement, call your doctor and ask about accutane. Answered by Gerald Ovellette 3 months ago.
Not sure but Google it! Answered by Chassidy Duchnowski 3 months ago.
I am taking doxycycline, how long should I wait before I take my birth control pills
Asked by Harriet Scisco 3 months ago.
Doxycycline is given probably because you either have a suspected or confirmed chlamydia infection OR you belong to a so called "high risk" population for this sort of genital infection and you needed to be considered for antibiotics prophylaxis after a gynaecological procedure.(it's unlikely that the indication is different, but I really do not know your history, so i am just assuming...) Which ever the case is, the timing for starting the "pill" has nothing to do with the duration of the doxycycline(which should be anything between 10-14 days), i.e you should start it in the same way that you would regardless of the incidental antibiotic treatment. The only tricky point is that Doxycycline may decrease the "pill's" effectiveness and for that reason if you start the "pill" any time during the Doxycycline treatment or up to 7 days after the course is finished, you should use additional contraception (i.e condoms). If medically indicated the antibiotis to be given for >3 weeks than you should be considered by your doctor for a more potent "pill" (containing 50mcg of estradiol). Hope I helped. Answered by Trent Laubersheimer 3 months ago.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic that's used for various types of infections. If you are already on the pill and was recently put on the doxycycline, there's no reason for you to stop taking the birth control. Some antibiotics interact with the birth control and make it less effective, so it is recommended to use an additional method of birth control (i.e. condoms) for the duration of the doxycycline plus 7 days. Answered by Jessenia Potsander 3 months ago.
jointly because it took little under 2 months for me to truly see a distinction, my pimples, blackheads and finished lot of alternative epidermis issues I had which includes eczema had thoroughly cleared! It became completely outstanding... get rid of pimples completely? Answered by Leonia Brinkmann 3 months ago.
What are the side effects of doxycycline?
My dermatologist prescribed me doxycycline pills to take twice a day about two months ago and I've been wondering what the possible side effects are besides bad stomach aches if taken without food. There's also an advisory on the bottle to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. What could happen if...
Asked by Gerri Retana 3 months ago.
My dermatologist prescribed me doxycycline pills to take twice a day about two months ago and I've been wondering what the possible side effects are besides bad stomach aches if taken without food. There's also an advisory on the bottle to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. What could happen if I'm out in the sun too long while taking these pills? Answered by Leopoldo Moilien 3 months ago.
Doxycycline is a powerful antibiotic! I know, I was prescribed it for MRSA. Cautions and side effects are similar to other members of the tetracycline antibiotic group. However the 10% risk of photosensitivity skin reactions is of particular importance for those intending long-term use for malaria prophylaxis because it can cause permanent sensitive and thin skin. GERD is common with the use of doxycycline. Unlike some other members of the tetracycline group, it may be used in those with renal impairment. It should be taken with a full glass of water and patients should be upright for at least 30 minutes after administration to prevent irritation of the esophagus and stomach. Also, there is a slim risk of liver damage during prolonged use of the drug. It is also recommended that it be taken with a small meal of a non-dairy nature if upset stomach, nausea, or fatigue occurs. Doxycycline is not approved for use in children under the age of 8 years for two reasons: 1) it can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth, and 2), according to CDC patient information on doxycycline, it can inhibit bone growth in premature infants during the time the medication is taken; this last effect disappears when the doxycycline treatment is over. Answered by Dionna Leavell 3 months ago.
What is Doxycycline used for?
I have a friend that has been taking DOXYCYCLINE, and I think he has HIV, not because of the meds, but for other reasons but not sure....So is "Doxy" an HIV drug?
Asked by Gertude Shenkman 3 months ago.
Doxycycline is a tetracycline class antibiotic with dozens of uses from acne to anthrax. People with HIV may take doxycycline, it is common for people with HIV to develop secondary infections, some antibiotics and other antimicrobials are used for prophylactic treatment. Drugs like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim) and Rifater (isoniazid/pyrazinamide/rifampin) are commonly used to prevent infections that are known to be a common problem in HIV positive individuals. People with HIV also commonly have other STDs such as chlamydia (which is commonly treated with doxycycline) and it is common for people with HIV to develop immune suppression pre-AIDS which increases risk of any infection and which would require treatment. It is also possible your friend is taking it for a different problem. I don't know what your relationship is like but if you are as convinced as you sound that your friend has HIV you might try to talk to him about it. I know it is typically more complicated and easier said then done but it is a conversation worth having. Approved uses for doxycycline: Acne Vulgaris, Actinomycosis, Acute Gonococcal Cervicitis, Acute Gonococcal Endometritis, Acute Gonococcal Epididymo-Orchitis, Acute Gonococcal Urethritis, Acute Lower Genitourinary Gonorrhea, Acute Staph. Aureus Sinusitis, Bacterial Pneumonia, Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection, Bartonellosis, Boutonneuse Fever, Bronchitis, Brucellosis, Chancroid, Chlamydial Infections, Chloroquine-Resistant Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Prevention, Cholera, Cutaneous Anthrax, Disseminated Gonococcal Infection, Gastrointestinal Anthrax, Genitourinary Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection, Gonococcal Pharyngitis, Granuloma Inguinale, Inclusion Conjunctivitis, Inhaled Anthrax, Listeriosis, Louse-Borne Typhus, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Murine Typhus, Mycoplasmal Pneumonia, Nongonococcal Urethritis, Periodontitis Adjunct Therapy, Pharyngitis, Post-Exposure Anthrax Prevention, Psittacosis, Q Fever, Recrudescent Typhus, Rectal Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection, Rectal Gonorrhea, Relapsing Fever, Rickettsial Infection, Rickettsialpox, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Scrub Typhus, Sinusitis, Skin and Skin Structure Infection, Syphilis, Trachoma, Tularemia, Typhus Infections, Yaws Off-label uses (ie it is technically not FDA approved but is medically well accepted) of doxycycline: Acne Rosacea, Atypical Mycobacterial Infection, Chlamydial Epididymitis, Chloroquine Resistant Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria, Ehrlichiosis, Enterocolitis, Gingivostomatitis, Leptospirosis, Lyme Arthritis, Lyme Disease, Lyme Disease Prevention, Malaria, Ocular Rosacea, Plague, Plasmodium Vivax Malaria Prevention, Postexposure Plague Prophylaxis, Severe Malaria, Sexual Transmitted Disease Exposure from Sexual Assault, Traveler's Diarrhea Answered by Phyliss Bohan 3 months ago.
What Is Doxycycline Used For Answered by Lorretta Dubbert 3 months ago.
IC Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body. Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others. Doxycycline may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Answered by Cammie Jodon 3 months ago.
No, its not. Its just an antibiotic. Answered by Jason Harclerode 3 months ago.
How effective is doxycycline for acne?
ok so I've been suffering from moderate acne and really oily skin since I was around 13. I'm now 18 and nothing has worked (only works short-term). I was on erythromycin for about 8 months and my skin really cleared up, but as soon as i got off, things went back to normal. My dermatologist then gave me...
Asked by Samuel Maniaci 3 months ago.
ok so I've been suffering from moderate acne and really oily skin since I was around 13. I'm now 18 and nothing has worked (only works short-term). I was on erythromycin for about 8 months and my skin really cleared up, but as soon as i got off, things went back to normal. My dermatologist then gave me tetracycline and I used that for 3-4 months, but there was no difference in my acne. She's now prescribed me doxycycline. Has anyone used this before? was it effective? side effects? Please help guys!! Also I'm getting really tired of being on antibiotics all the time, it's obviously gonna be harmful for me in the long term, so are there any herbal remedies? any advice is appreciated, thanks xx Answered by Bettyann Hawf 3 months ago.
Doxycycline acne is used for more severe cases of acne, like the other tetracycline related antibiotics of which it is a derivative. Some suggest that minocycline and doxycycline are slightly more effective in treating acne than tetracycline itself. All of these antibiotics treat acne by affecting the growth of bacteria that is involved with acne infections. Some things that affect the absorption of doxycycline acne treatments include vitamin and mineral supplements like calcium, iron, magnesium, and sodium bicarbonate, as well as antacids. These should be taken at least two hours beforehand. Also, medications like warfarin, the contraceptive pill, and penicillin do not mix well with doxycycline. The pill may not be as effective and so should not be relied upon to prevent conception whilst taking doxyxyline. Potentially serious symptoms from doxycyline acne treatments are: rash or itching; severe diarrhoea or sunburn; flaking skin; swelling of the face, lips or tongue; bruising more than normal; and urinating less often. If any of these symptoms develop, go to a hospital or doctor immediately. Also, if any of these symptoms occur, get immediate medical attention - severe stomach cramps; watery and severe diarrhoea, which may be bloody; and fever. Even if these symptoms develop after discontinuing use of doxycyline acne treatments, they could indicate serious problems. They relate to the fact that doxycyline can disturb the balance of bacteria in your bowel, causing disease relating bacteria to multiply. Less serious symptoms, that usually signify an allergic reaction, associated with doxycycline acne treatments include hives, a skin rash, or itching; fainting; facial swelling which can cause difficulties in breathing; or asthma, wheezing or breath shortness. If you suffer symptoms of an allergic reaction, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. If they develop into a severe allergy, they can affect our air passages and make breathing difficult. Pregnant and breast feeding women should not take doxycycline acne treatments as it can cause liver problems with pregnant women, and bone problems with developing babies. Plus teeth discolouration and swelling of the brain in children. Symptoms of liver damage are - yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. Anyone taking doxycycline acne treatments should seek immediate medical attention if these symptoms occur. If you're sick of taking acne medications where the acne returns when you stop using them, then check out this safe and popular natural acne treatment . There are no side effects, its natural so no harm is done to your liver or skin. And best of all, people report their acne clearing up permanently after an average of three months. That may seem a bit unbelievable but they have a proven, three year track record. With all types of acne. Answered by Soon Rissell 3 months ago.
Right now my skin is perfectly clear, for the first time in 3 years. It's been about 9 weeks and all my acne is gone. It is such a great feeling to wake up with clear skin. Holistic Acne Treatment Guide? Answered by Jules Ganotisi 3 months ago.
Doxycycline for Acne ?
How long do these take to work ? Will it get rid of cystic acne that is mild also i heard ice helps with cystic acne this right
Asked by Candi Osnoe 3 months ago.
I was on doxycycline for mild acne for about a year and a half. I started to notice a difference around 3 months. I was taking 100mg twice daily. The tricky thing about doxycycline is that if you don't take it correctly, it doesn't work. I started getting lazy and realized this. If you really want to get rid of the acne, especially cystic, make sure you take the antibiotic at the exact same time each day. Do not take at the same times as dairy products or birth control pills. Take on an empty stomach. No eating 1 hour prior to taking the doxy or wait to eat 2 hours after, otherwise the pill doesn't absorb and distribute into your system. The biggest thing I noticed with doxycycline is that it really made my stomach hurt. It was upset all of the time. I'd suggest not taking the med with water (that seemed to make it worse), rather a juice (not grapefruit though!). As for ice, I can't say I have personal experience with that, but as a nurse, I would say that does make sense. Essentially, acne is a flare up or inflammation of the skin, and ice does help to reduce inflammation. However, think about the bacteria you are exposing to your skin when you have your hands and ice all over your face. I would suggest trying not to touch your face as much as possible, and let the meds do their job. It takes time and lots of patience. All in all, if your doctor/dermatologist does not see improvement on doxycycline, she/he may switch you to another antibiotic in the same family, such as minocycline. Good luck & I hope this gives you some reassurance! Answered by Hortense Tramonti 3 months ago.
Can you take doxycycline and acyclovir together?
I have 2 medicines and wonder if they can be taken together. One of them is Doxycycline and the other is Acyclovir?
Asked by Sherley Chalita 3 months ago.
Doxycycline and acyclovir are absolutely safe together. Here is a compiled list of anything that contraindicates doxycycline. Anticoagulant Drugs: Because tetracyclines have been shown to depress plasma prothrombin activity, patients who are on anticoagulant therapy may require downward adjustment of their anticoagulant dosage. Penicillin: Since bacteriostatic drugs may interfere with the bactericidal action of penicillin, it is advisable to avoid giving tetracyclines in conjunction with penicillin. Antacids and Iron Preparations: Absorption of tetracyclines is impaired by antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium, bismuth subsalicylate, and iron-containing preparations. Oral Contraceptives: Concurrent use of tetracycline may render oral contraceptives less effective. Barbiturates and anti-epileptics Barbiturates, carbamazepine, and phenytoin decrease the half-life of doxycycline. Penthrane: The concurrent use of tetracycline and Penthrane®(methoxyflurane) has been reported to result in fatal renal toxicity. *From Different Source* Cholesterol-lowering medications such as cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid). Isotretinoin (Accutane). Tretinoin (Renova, Retin-A, Vesanoid). An antacid such as Tums, Rolaids, Milk of Magnesia, Maalox, and others. A product that contains bismuth subsalicylate such as Pepto-Bismol. Minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and over-the-counter vitamin and mineral supplements. A blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin). A penicillin antibiotic such as amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, others), penicillin (BeePen-VK, Pen-Vee K, Veetids, others), dicloxacillin (Dynapen), oxacillin (Bactocill), and others. As noted, methoxyflurane and doxycycline can be fatal and should never be taken together. You'll be perfectly safe taking them together, as they do not interact with each other in any significant way. Answered by Kristyn Edmeier 3 months ago.
Drug Interactions With Acyclovir Answered by Cicely Harty 3 months ago.
They are not cancelling each other, but if they are not working you need at least dental surgery, and a look at the pelvis -- sono or CT. Back to Dr you go! Answered by Priscila Seagraves 3 months ago.
Doxycycline..im scared to use it....?
im 17 and my doc gave me that on monday..i didn't use it yet because i have my period. i heard this acne medication has lots of side effects and im worried because most of my acne is on my back and i dont want breakouts on my face. i also don't want it to work, then everything comes back when i stop using...
Asked by Estela Mcshane 3 months ago.
im 17 and my doc gave me that on monday..i didn't use it yet because i have my period. i heard this acne medication has lots of side effects and im worried because most of my acne is on my back and i dont want breakouts on my face. i also don't want it to work, then everything comes back when i stop using it. any experiences..or advice? Answered by Melania Dubreuil 3 months ago.
Doxycycline Side Effects: An Introduction As with any medicine, side effects are possible with doxycycline. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate doxycycline quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or a healthcare professional. (The doxycycline side effects discussed below are not a complete list of reported side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.) Common Doxycycline Side Effects Doxycycline has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people worldwide having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented. The most common side effects of doxycycline include but are not limited to: Nausea Diarrhea Vomiting Skin reaction to sunlight (photosensitivity) Upset stomach (dyspepsia) Loss of appetite Unexplained rash Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). Serious Doxycycline Side Effects Some doxycycline side effects can indicate a potentially serious problem. If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking doxycycline and call your healthcare provider. These side effects include but are not limited to: Watery diarrhea Stomach cramps Bloody stools Unusual headaches Blurred vision Unexplained rash Joint pain Fever Feeling tired. Answered by Lola Buelna 3 months ago.
Does Doxycycline work for acne?
Just got a prescription, have tried everything for my acne except accutane. I am no teenager mind you, I'm almost 30. :( What has been your experience while taking it. I just want clear skin, not a million dollars, ya know?
Asked by Nona Kali 3 months ago.
Doxycycline has worked for me! (I'm around the same age.) It doesn't permanently cure anything, but I've taken it on and off for the last few years. I don't take it all the time for the reasons listed below, so I'll usually take it before big events when I want somewhat-guaranteed clear skin :) Pros: - definitely helps clear up my skin while I'm on it, which is awesome Cons: - I actually had to switch off it the last time I was on it, to Minocycline, because I was having a hard time breathing - it can make everything feel closed-in and dry - *definitely* need to eat a light snack with it, makes you nauseous :( (never double up on doses!!) - can't take with a full meal, or with dairy, which is always hard for me, because when am I not eating? - candida is a very common side effect (at least for girls) - but you can get a prescription for something to help keep it down while on the Doxycycline If you find that Doxycycline is too much for you, you can try Minocycline or sort of downgrade to Tetracycline, which is less intense but also less effective. A side note: I SO don't recommend Accutane. So dangerous and over-prescribed, and many patients actually need multiple 6-month treatments over years to actually clear up the skin. And a side, side note: It seems that a million dollars is sometimes easier to get than clear skin. So hopefully you aren't stressing, and good luck!! Answered by Marget Hoyles 3 months ago.
Right now my skin is perfectly clear, for the first time in 3 years. It's been about 9 weeks and all my acne is gone. It is such a great feeling to wake up with clear skin. Holistic Acne Treatment Guide? Answered by Julieann Schweiner 3 months ago.
i used it, it didn't work at all for me. it just gave me a stomach ache when i took it. though i hear it works well for some people. good luck, if i were you i'd give it a shot. Answered by Ara Ulloa 3 months ago.
Doxycycline Hyclate and I.P.D ???
I have I.P.D (inflared pelvic disease) and they put me on This antibiotic called Doxycyclin Hyclate for 7 days. Ive read this drug potentially has a lot of side effects. Anyways..ive been on it for 3 days..and I was just wondering if anyone had been on this drug for this kind of problem..And how long it took until...
Asked by Shae Saupe 3 months ago.
I have I.P.D (inflared pelvic disease) and they put me on This antibiotic called Doxycyclin Hyclate for 7 days. Ive read this drug potentially has a lot of side effects. Anyways..ive been on it for 3 days..and I was just wondering if anyone had been on this drug for this kind of problem..And how long it took until it felt like it was going away...Or did it feel worse before it felt better (I know sometimes viruses/infections do that) I do plan on calling the doctors again tommorow but Im just looking if anyone had any similar experiences. Answered by Marinda Mobus 3 months ago.
Doxycycline is a very common, widely used, broad spectrum antiobiotic. Affective against gram negative and gram positive bacteria. Docycyline is usually a safe antiobiotic, with few side effects ever experienced. One of the most common side effects is normal flora destruction, which can be counter attacked by eating yogurt with live cultures in it and also by drinking buttermilk, another source of good bacteria, that the antiobiotic kills the good bacteria, while attacking the bad bacteria. The second most common side affect is diarrhea, which subsides quickly once you finish your round of antiobiotics. Approximatley 2 months ago, I took Doxycycline 100mg, twice daily for 21 days for a Staph infection. I did get a yeast infection, starting eating yogurt two times per day. And towards the end of the 21 days, I did get severe diarrhea. But I truly believe you will experience little if any adverse reaction for a 7 day antiobiotic dosing. Plus it will knock out your inflammatory pelvic infection. You get a standing ovation from me, for researching the antiobiotic your on. But I can tell you, when one starts reading all the possible side effects of any medication, including Aspirin, or Tylenol, one begans to get paranoid about taking any medication. Hang in there, go ahead and run your concerns past your doctor. Watch for rash, nausea, vomiting, and most surely watch if you get diarrhea, to observe for blood in your stool. This would be a side effect to report to your doctor immediately and to stop the medication at once. Take Care, you will be fine. Hope this helps. Answered by Youlanda Hardesty 3 months ago.
This medication that you are taking is used for malaria and maybe you need to talk about this with your doctor because that is what I am not. But you need to ask more question do some research on that. Answered by Nenita Discala 3 months ago.
Hi Scott. Acne - Blackheads & WhiteheadsAcne is the most common skin disease treated by physicians. It is a chronic condition that affects over 85% of adolescents and young adults. One study showed that two-thirds of teenagers with acne wanted to talk to their physician about their acne, but only one-third actually did. TYPES OF ACNE Not all acne is the same. Simplistically, acne can be divided into red bumps and blackheads/whiteheads. This division is important because each type is treated differently. Blackheads and whiteheads, known as comedones, can be more numerous on the face and shoulders than red bumps filled with pus. Good, consistent skin hygiene can help improve this condition. Therefore, knowing more about what causes comedones and how to treat them is a step towards clearer skin. WHY DOES ACNE OCCUR ? BLACKHEADS Blackheads, also known as open comedones, are follicles that have a wider than normal opening. They are filled with plugs of sebum and sloughed-off cells and have undergone a chemical reaction resulting in the oxidation of melanin. This gives the material in the follicle the typical black color. WHITEHEADS Whiteheads, also known as closed comedones, are follicles that are filled with the same material, but have only a microscopic opening to the skin surface. Since the air cannot reach the follicle, the material is not oxidized, and remains white. SKIN CARE FOR BLACKHEADS AND WHITEHEADS The key to skin care for acne is consistency. An overnight cure has not been found. But using good skin care methods aids in the daily, steady improvement of follicle health. Since acne is not caused by eating certain foods, restricting the diet is not helpful. Since it is also not caused by "dirty" skin, excessively scrubbing does not help and can even make the skin more irritated. The best skin care for comedones consists of once-a-day cleansing with a mild soap or facial scrub to aid in the removal of excess sebum and dead skin cells. Oil-based makeup should not be used since these can contribute to the buildup of oil in the follicles. Water-based makeup labeled as non-comedogenic can be used safely. TREATMENT FOR BLACKHEADS AND WHITEHEADS Treatment of whiteheads and blackheads takes time. Most treatments take several weeks to months before a noticeable change is seen. BENZOYL PEROXIDE Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect and may also decrease the chemical reaction that changes the lining of the hair follicle. This may help reduce the plugging that causes comedones. Benzoyl peroxide may be used for a mild case of comedones or to help prevent formation of others. TRETINOIN (RETIN-A) Tretinoin (Retin-A, Avita, Renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin A and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions on how to use it can be found here. ANTIBIOTICS Prescription topical antibiotics or oral antibiotics might be used if some of the blackheads and whiteheads are infected, but antibiotics do not help with comedones that are not infected. ISOTRETINOIN (ACCUTANE) Isotretinoin (Accutane) is used for severe cystic acne and has many side effects. It is very effective for comedones when used properly, but is not usually prescribed for mild acne of either type. EXTRACTION Extraction may be used by a health care provider on open comedones. This process is performed using a device called a comedone extractor. This is a small, metal, circular instrument that is centered on the comedone and pushes down the surrounding skin, causing the plug to extrude. NO NEED TO SUFFER Whiteheads and blackheads are types of acne that affect many people. There are good treatment options available, so there is no need to suffer with this condition in silence. A primary care provider can initiate treatment for acne and follow mild to moderate cases. Severe cases or those resistant to treatment should be seen by a dermatologist. Regards. Take Care. Answered by Doreen Timmins 3 months ago.
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