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Difidox Injection

Manufactured byFusion Health Care Pvt. Ltd
ContainsDoxycycline
Description
Difidox Injection is an antibiotic which is used in the treatment of infections in the lungs, reproductive organs and also used as prophylaxis for malaria. This medicine may cause teeth discolouration in the children. It may increase the risk of sunburns when exposed to sunlight.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Difidox Injection

  • Abdominal pain
  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • Pale skin
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Swelling of face, arms, hands, lower legs,or feet
  • Inflammation of heart muscles

Uses of Difidox Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Cholera
  • Mycoplasma Pneumonia
  • Brucellosis
  • Rickettsial Infection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol may reduce the effectiveness of this medicine. Hence, patients are advised not to consume alcohol while receiving this medicine. If you consume alcohol on a regular basis, appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on your clinical condition.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Doxycycline or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Liver diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Drug-resistance

Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of developing bacteria that are drug-resistant.

Photosensitivity

This medicine may increase the risk of sunburn. This risk is especially higher in patients exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. If any symptoms such as a skin rash or redness occur, discontinue treatment and contact your doctor immediately for further instructions.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol may reduce the effectiveness of this medicine. Hence, patients are advised not to consume alcohol while receiving this medicine. If you consume alcohol on a regular basis, appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on your clinical condition.
Interaction with Medicine

Warfarin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Digoxin

Calcium gluconate

Disease interactions

Gastrointestinal Diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis, since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria by interrupting protein synthesis.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Tetracyclines

Schedule

Schedule H

Doxycycline Injection: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 4 May 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601141.html

doxycycline (oral/injection) | UW Health | Madison, WI [Internet]. UW Health. 2020 [cited 4 May 2020]. Available from:

https://www.uwhealth.org/health/topic/multum/doxycycline-oral/injection/d00037a1.html

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2020 [cited 4 May 2020]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/050442s016lbl.pdf

Doxycycline - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 4 May 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00254
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