Should You Take Doxycycline With Food?

Many people may wonder if doxycycline should be taken with food. Doxycycline works best when taken without food. However, some products can be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. Make sure to refer to the instructions for your specific product.
It is also important to take doxycycline with plenty of water (or other fluids) while in an upright position, in order to prevent the medication from irritating the throat. Doxycycline should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your system.
For the drug to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Make sure that you complete your entire prescription of doxycycline, even if you start feeling better. This will ensure that the infection is completely treated.
If you are unsure about anything related to your doxycycline dosage, talk to your healthcare provider. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
(Click Doxycycline Dosage for more information on whether this drug should be taken with food. This article also discusses doxycycline dosing guidelines for treating various conditions and also describes the factors that may affect your dosage.)
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