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An Agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority Doxycycline Treatment
Doxycycline is an antibiotic taken by mouth for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections.


• Tell your health care provider if you have an allergy to any Tetracycline antibiotics such as Doxycycline, Minocycline, or Tetracycline. • Do not take Doxycycline if you have a sulfite (preservative) allergy.

not safe to take during pregnancy.
• For short term use, Doxycycline is generally considered compatible during breastfeeding i.e. low risk to infant during breastfeeding. Consult your physician. • Long term use should be avoided during breastfeeding because of absorption by infants and toxicity in children (e.g., dental staining, decreased bone growth). • You cannot take Doxycycline if you have myasthenia gravis (a neuromuscular
Please note, intravenous medications are not listed in this document. If you are
on any intravenously administered medications, please notify your health

Do not take iron supplements, calcium supplements, aluminum and magnesium
containing antacids or Bismuth Subalicylates (Pepto Bismol®) at the same time as
Doxycycline. Take Doxycycline two hours before or six hours after taking these products.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Doxycycline can make your skin more sensitive and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun. • You cannot take the following medications with Doxycycline
Oral Typhoid vaccine: (Vivotif®)
Psoriasis: Acitretin (Soriatane®)
Other: Isotretinoin (Accutane®)

Tell your doctor if you are taking the following medications

Antiarrhythmics: Digoxin (Lanoxin®)
Antibiotics: Rifampin (Rifadin®, Rofact®)
Anticoagulants: Warfarin (Coumadin®)
Anticonvulsants: Carbamazepine (Tegretol®), Phenytoin (Dilantin®)
Antihypertensive: Quinapril (Accupril®)
Barbituates: Pentobarbital, Phenobarbital, Secobarbital
Birth Control Pills (Estrogens/Progestogens)
Immunosuppressant: Methotrexate (Folex®)
Penicillins (Amoxil®), Penicillin V (Pen-VK®)
REF:109 Last Reviewed by BCCDC Pharmacy on April 2011 BC Centre for Disease Control STI/HIV Prevention and Control A research and teaching centre affiliated with UBC Doxycycline Treatment (cont’d)
Side Effects
You may experience diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache or skin rash.
Instructions for Taking

• Take one capsule (100mg) in the morning and in the evening with food. • Take with a full glass of water and stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes.
Storage Instructions

• Store at room temperature between 15-30°C. • Protect from light, heat, and moisture. • Do not use medications beyond the printed expiry date. • Keep away from the reach of children.
Special Instructions

o one week after your 1-day treatment; or o your 7-day treatment is complete, and o your sex partner(s) have also been treated, even if their test results are negative. o you have sex with an untreated partner or o you have sex before either you or your partner(s) treatment is complete. • If you are using a hormonal form of birth control (oral tablets, ring, or patch), use an additional non-hormonal method of contraception (i.e. condom/diaphragm) until your present cycle is completed. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact your doctor, local health unit, or see contact information below. REF:109 Last Reviewed by BCCDC Pharmacy on April 2011 BC Centre for Disease Control STI/HIV Prevention and Control A research and teaching centre affiliated with UBC


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