Doxytas (Doxycycline Hyclate)
What is Doxytas (Doxycycline Hyclate) used for?
Doxytas (Doxycycline Hyclate) is a type of antibiotic, known as a tetracycline antibiotic which is useful in treating various types of bacterial infections in the body, and the infection which causes acne. It may also be used to prevent malaria infection and given to people who may have come into contact with anthrax. This drug will not treat viral infections.
How should I use Doxytas (Doxycycline Hyclate)?
Doxytas (Doxycycline Hyclate) comes in the form of capsules, which should be taken orally. Swallow the capsules whole with a glass of water. Do not bite or chew these tablets. These capsules are usually taken 1 to 2 times per day, on an empty stomach. If you have an upset stomach, you may need to take it with food. However, this can reduce the effectiveness of the medication. Discuss the best way to take this drug with your physician.
This drug is also taken to prevent malaria. However, the length of treatment differs than that required for treating bacterial infections. You must begin taking it before you travel to an area affected by malaria. Patients should continue taking it while they travel, and after they return. The exact length of treatment will be determined by your physician.
What are the side effects of Doxytas (Doxycycline Hyclate)?
Patients may notice some side effects when taking Doxytas (Doxycycline Hyclate) such as:
You should consult your physician if you suffer from any other more serious side effects while taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Doxytas (Doxycycline Hyclate). 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.