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Doxycycline 100mg Capsules reviews
Doxycycline 100mg Capsules FAQs
It is imperative that you refrain from sexual activity, whether it be vaginal, oral or anal, even when wearing a condom, until you and your sexual partner(s) have been tested and have completed the treatment.
Doxycycline is a seven-day course and sex should be avoided both during this seven day period and the following seven days after the course of medication has finished, so as to avoid reoccurrence.
If the medication is taken as directed, it may not be necessary to return, though you may need another chlamydia test if:
- The symptoms are still there
- You have been treated whilst pregnant
- You didn’t take the medication as directed
- You had sex before the two week period of abstinence had come to an end.
We only contact your GP if you request us to do so and only with your written consent.
However, our medical staff, who work to ethical guidelines, do recommend that you inform your doctor of this health condition and its treatment.
This medication is very effective and, if you have taken the medication in the manner directed, you may not need a follow-up chlamydia test.
When taken as directed, a full course of doxycycline or azithromycin, will clear chlamydia within seven days. Should you experience side-effects, you will need another test.
An antibiotic, doxycycline is used for the treatment of STIs (sexually-transmitted infections) and also for the prevention of malaria. It works by making the parasites or bacteria, which need to produce protein to survive, become vulnerable.
The body's immune system can then fight the infection and reduce the spread of infection.
Doxycycline needs only a low dose to treat sexually-transmitted diseases. If other antibiotics have caused side-effects, doxycycline can be prescribed as an alternative.
This could be due to several reasons:
- The symptoms could be from some other cause
- It is possible to have two or more STIs at the same time
- The symptoms may relate to an infection in the urinary tract or, in women, could relate to endometriosis
- If you have unprotected sex with someone who is infected, or not yet clear of an infection, you could become re-infected.
Antibiotics work well on sexually-transmitted infections so, if your condition has not cleared, seek advice from your local GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinic or your doctor. In this case, you may need a second chlamydia test about six weeks after the initial test.
Taking a second test too soon after the first one may give a result of positive to the infection, or be because of re-infection, so that's why you are asked to wait six weeks.
It is very important that you both abstain from sex (even with a condom) until the treatment has taken effect and to wait two weeks from the start of treatment, by which time the infection will have gone.
Missing out on one pill through vomiting shouldn’t affect the success of the medication, so continue to take all pills in the course prescribed.
Missing several pills could affect the success of the treatment.
Take the tablet as soon as you remember that you have forgotten.
However, if you don’t remember until the next day, do not take a double dose.
Having missed one pill may therefore reduce the effectiveness of the course of medication so, if you think it is possible that you might miss a day, ask for azithromycin instead.
Alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment, so do not drink any alcohol whilst on the course of medication.
Doxycycline shouldn't affect driving but, if you think you are experiencing some side-effects which could affect your capacity to drive, speak with your doctor about it.
If you are pregnant, hoping to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, make sure your doctor is aware of this, so that he can prescribe accordingly.
Simply store it at room temperature and keep it safe from children.
In the UK, it is a prescribed medication only. If you attend The Independent Pharmacy for doxycycline, you will need to complete a medical survey and have your case assessed, before doxycycline will be prescribed.