What is Doxycycline?
Doxycycline is one of a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics, used to treat bacterial infections such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis.
How does Doxycycline work?
Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis are sexually transmitted diseases caused by bacteria. Doxycycline works by killing the bacteria, as it contains tetracycline antibiotics.
What are the benefits of taking Doxycycline?
Despite the fact that sexually transmitted infections like Chlamydia can often have no symptoms, it’s important to be checked and treated quickly. When left untreated, the infection can spread and cause further inflammation, and sometimes can even lead to infertility.
Treating the infection with Doxycycline is quick and simple and prevents the infection from being spread to more people.
Take ONE capsule TWICE daily for SEVEN days.
Always ensure you complete the prescribed course.
You should take Doxycycline with or after food and with a full glass of water.
Do not have sex for SEVEN days after treatment is complete.
Take another chlamydia test after 14 days to ensure successful treatment.
Doxycycline 100mg capsules, like all medicines, can cause some side effects. These are usually mild and do not occur in everyone. They can include:
- acid type indigestion (heartburn).
Doxycycline can cause skin sensitivity to light. This means your skin will burn much more quickly under UV light than normal. Strong sun and sun beds should be avoided whilst doxycycline is being taken. If you do go out in strong sunlight, ensure you cover your skin or wear strong sunblock.
The active ingredient in Doxycycline is doxycycline hyclate, an antibiotic used to treat a range of infections.
The inactive ingredients in Doxycycline are sucrose, maize starch, crospovidone, basic butylated methacrylate copolymer (Eudragit E100) and purified talc. Please Note: Inactive ingredients can vary between different brands of generic doxycycline.