Doxycycline

Looking for an easy solution to a bacterial infection, particularly chlamydia? Try Doxycycline.

Doxycycline is an antibiotic that belongs to the group called tetracycline that is used to treat bacterial infections including Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection.

You can buy Doxycycline online at True Medical. A doctor’s prescription from an online consultation is required before the purchase of this product. This is to ensure that Doxycycline is the right medication for your medical condition.

  • Works quickly to relieve bacterial infections
  • Clears chlamydia effectively
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What is Doxycycline? 

Doxycycline is an antibiotic that belongs to the group called tetracycline that is used to treat bacterial infections including chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Aside from treating STIs such as chlamydia, Doxycycline may also be used for treating chest, lung or nasal infections (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis), urinary tract infections, (e.g. cystitis, urethritis), acne, other sexually transmitted diseases (e.g. gonorrhoea, syphilis), eye infection, and malaria. It may also be used to prevent some infections, such as travellers’ diarrhoea and leptospirosis.

How does Doxycycline work? 

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. It does not usually manifest in symptoms that is why getting a chlamydia test is important before taking a chlamydia medication. 

Doxycycline, being a type of tetracycline antibiotic, works by by killing the bacteria. It affects the growth of protein production in the cell, including the bacterial cell. It inhibits the multiplication of bacteria, preventing the infection to develop while the immune system destroys it.

What are the benefits of taking Doxycycline? 

Symptoms of sexually transmitted infection chlamydia may not always manifest itself in the patient but should be checked and addressed properly as soon as possible. When not treated, it may spread or even cause inflammation. In worst cases, chlamydia may even lead to infertility.

Using Doxycycline can treat the symptoms of chlamydia and stop the spread of the infection.

What should I know before taking Doxycycline? 

Doxycycline cannot be taken if you are allergic to doxycycline, other similar antibiotics (such as minocycline or tetracycline) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (check product leaflet).

Pregnant or breastfeeding women cannot take this medicine.

Consult your doctor first before using this product if you have the following conditions:

  • Likely to be exposed to strong sunlight or UV light. Strong sun exposure should be avoided while taking this medicine as your skin may be more sensitive to sunburn than normal.
  • Kidney or liver problems
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Porphyria
  • Have (or have ever had) systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Suspected of having syphilis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Taking oral retinoids

Inform your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medications, particularly antacids, iron preparations, oral zinc or bismuth, carbamazepine, phenytoin, and barbiturates.

Doxycycline can affect the action of other medicines like warfarin or coumarins (used to prevent blood clots), oral contraceptives (birth control pills), penicillin antibiotics (used to treat infections), and ciclosporin (a medicine used to affect the body’s immune response). Consult your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines. If you are going to have a general anaesthetic for an operation or dental surgery, inform your doctor of your doxycycline intake.

Children below the age of 8 are not suitable to take Doxycycline because their teeth are still developing at this stage. Children between 8 – 12 can only use this antibiotic if recommended by your doctor.

Alcohol consumption is not allowed while taking Doxycycline or any other antibiotic. Taking alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of this medication and may result in some side effects.

Want To Know More About Doxycycline?

You will need a valid prescription from a doctor for you to purchase this medicine. Make sure to read the enclosed patient information leaflet and follow the advice of your doctor.

Take the tablet orally and then drink with water. It can be taken with or without food intake. It is recommended that you take the medicine at approximately the same time every day.

Take the doxycycline capsules in a sitting or standing position before bedtime. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking the capsules.

Doxycycline, with the active ingredient of doxycycline hyclate, comes in doses of 100mg per tablet/capsule. The doctor will be the one to determine what is the right dosage for your condition. It can also be used to treat other bacterial infections but mainly used to treat chlamydia.

For the treatment of sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, take a dose of 100mg two times a day for 7 to 10 days.

For the treatment of other bacterial infections, the dose can vary so check the product leaflet or consult your doctor.

If you have taken more Doxycycline than what is prescribed to you, contact your doctor, or go to the nearest hospital.

If you forget to take Doxycycline, you may take it as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if the next tablet is almost due.  If you skip a dose, you should still finish all the tablets. Do not take a double dose for the missed tablet.

Do not stop taking the antibiotic earlier than what is prescribed by the doctor. Discuss with your doctor if you want to stop. If you stop too soon, there is a possibility that the infection may return.

Like other medicines, Doxycycline can affect each individual differently. Serious and persistent side effects should be consulted immediately with your doctor.

If you experience the following serious side effects, stop using this medicine and consult your doctor immediately:

  • Sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, chest pain, fever, swelling of eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting the whole body)
  • Upset stomach, loss of appetite, severe, persistent or bloody diarrhoea
  • Fever, swollen lymph nodes or skin rash
  • Very severe headache which may be associated with visual disturbances such as blurred vision, double vision or loss of vision.
  • Serious illness with widespread severe blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals
  • The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction which causes fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and a skin rash that is usually self-limiting.
  • Skin that is more sensitive to sunlight than normal (you may get a skin rash, itching, redness or severe sunburn when out in sunlight or after using a sunbed).
  • Blood disorders.
  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Aches in the joints or muscles
  • Stomach pain and diarrhoea

Some common side effects associated with doxycycline include feeling or being sick, worsening of a disease called systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), an allergic condition which causes joint pain, skin rash and fever headache; and pericarditis.

If you experience any side effects using Doxycycline, stop the use of the product and then contact your doctor straight away. By reporting side effects, you help provide more information about the safety of this medication.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use after the expiry date written on the carton.

The active substance is doxycycline hyclate. Each Doxycycline 100 mg Capsule contains 100 mg of the active substance doxycycline.

The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, talc, magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica and sodium lauryl sulphate. The capsule shell is made of gelatin. The colouring agents used in the capsule shell are titanium dioxide (E171), erythrosine (E127) and indigo carmine (E132).

You can buy Doxycycline online at True Medical. A doctor’s prescription from an online consultation is required before the purchase of this product. This is to ensure that Doxycycline is the right medication for your medical condition.