Near the end of September, I started a 14 day course of Doxycyclin (the specific brand name was Cyclidox). 100mg twice a day, with lots of water, an hour before meals, as instructed. During the course I experienced severe bloating, trapped gas, abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, and belching (burping). The probiotics I was taking didn't seem to make any difference. I knew that any of the Tetracycline antibiotics, and especially Doxycycline, could have gastro side effects, and I stuck with the pills, after contacting my GP who prescribed them. I finished the course, and after three weeks, my digestive system still hadn't normalized. My GP then put me on a 10 day course of Nexium (a proton pump inhibitor) in case I had an ulcer. Capsules: 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg Capsules (coated pellets): 40 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg Powder for injection: 100 mg, 200 mg Powder for oral suspension: 25 mg/5 ml Syrup: 50 mg Tablets: 20 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg Infections caused by various organisms, including Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, and Rickettsia organisms, and Borrelia burgdorfer Adults and children weighing more than 45 kg (99 lb): 100 mg P. q 12 hours on first day, followed by 100 to 200 mg P. Doxycycline is also used for the prophylaxis of MALARIA. Infectious disease A broad-spectrum antibiotic used for rickettsiosis–eg, Rocky mountain spotted fever, typhus fever, Q fever, rickettsialpox, tick fevers, RTIs from Mycoplasma pneumoniae, lymphogranuloma venereum, trachoma, inclusion conjunctivitis, etc, due to Chlamydia trachomatis, psittacosis–C psittaci, nongonococcal urethritis–Ureaplasma urealyticum, relapsing fever–Borrelia recurrentis, gram-negative microorganisms: Chancroid–Haemophilus ducreyi, plague–Yersinia pestis, tularemia–Francisella tularensis, cholera–Vibrio cholerae, Campylobacter fetus, Brucella spp, Bartonella bacilliformis, Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, malaria prophylaxis–Plasmodium falciparum in travelers to chloroquine and/or pyrimethamine-sulfadoxine resistant areas Adverse effects GI tract disturbances, anorexia, N&V, diarrhea, glossitis, dysphagia, enterocolitis, anogenital Candida overgrowth, photophobia A tetracycline antibiotic drug, deoxytetracycline, that is well absorbed when taken by mouth, even after food. content for the three compounded tablet formulations was 89%, 98%, and 116% (3/5, 5/5, and 1/5 samples within acceptable ranges); day 21 content range was 86% to 112% (1/5, 5/5, and 4/5 samples within acceptable ranges)., as determined by microbial cure, was calculated by using the number of treated men with a negative repeat test result by NAAT as the numerator and the number of treated men who underwent repeat testing as the denominator. Discoloration of teeth may occur in children exposed to the drug in utero or under 8 years of age. adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are GI disturbances, phototoxicity, potentially serious superinfections, and hypersensitivity reactions. q 12 hours on first day, followed by 100 to 200 mg I. It is not given during pregnancy or to children less than 8 years of age. contraindications Renal or liver dysfunction or known hypersensitivity to this drug or to other tetracycline medication prohibits its use.
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