Taking Doxycycline Safely

Side Effects of Doxycycline

As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by your healthcare provider.
 
Common side effects of this drug include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin reaction to sunlight (photosensitivity)
  • Upset stomach (dyspepsia)
  • Unexplained rash
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yeast infection.
     
Potentially serious side effects can also occur with doxycycline, but these are less common.
 
(Click Doxycycline Side Effects to learn more.)
 

Drug Interactions With Doxycycline

Doxycycline may interact with a number of medicines (see Doxycycline Drug Interactions).
 

Doxycycline: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you:
 
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Frequent yeast infections
  • Any other allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Doxycycline Precautions and Warnings to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Doxycycline Antibiotic Information

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