Doxycycline 100 mg Tablet 8’s belongs to a group of medications called tetracycline antibiotics, used to treat bacterial infections. Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s treats urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, respiratory infections, eye infections, sexually transmitted infections (like gonorrhoea, syphilis), gum infections, and diseases (like periodontitis), and others. Besides this, Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s also treats acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. However, it does not treat facial redness caused by rosacea.
Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s being an antibiotic prevents the growth of bacterial cells (the bad ones!) by preventing the formation of the outer protein layer of bacteria (cell wall) responsible for bacteria’s growth and multiplication. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic, i.e. it acts against a wide variety of bacteria. It is a bacteriostatic antibiotic i.e. it stops the growth of bacteria but necessarily does not kill them.
Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s should only be taken if advise by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food but should be consumed at a fixed time for the best results. The course of Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s should be completed as prescribed by your doctor for better results. Some common side effects of Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s are nausea (feeling or being sick), vomiting, diarrhoea etc. Please consult your doctor if these side effects become troublesome.
Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s is pregnancy category D (high risk) medicines so its use in pregnant and nursing mother is not recommended. Use of Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s during tooth development (last half of pregnancy, infancy, and childhood up to the age of 8 years) may cause staining of teeth (yellow-grey-brown). Do not consume alcohol as it may cause excessive drowsiness when taken along with Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s. Before using Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s tell your doctor if you ever had an allergy to Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s, have kidney problems, liver problems, swollen food pipe (esophagitis) or muscle disease (myasthenia gravis). Do not drink alcohol with Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s as it may increase the unpleasant side effects like drowsiness and dizziness.
Uses of Doxy-100 mg Tablet 8’s
- Bacterial infections
Major & minor side effects for Doxycycline 100 MG Capsule
- Stomach pain
- Joint pain
- Blurred vision
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Upset stomach