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Doxyric 250 MG Tablet

Manufactured byEuphoric Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsDoxycycline
Description
Doxyric 250 MG Tablet is an antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of bacterial infections affecting your lungs, eyes, reproductive organs, skin, urinary tract, etc. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and preventing the spread of infection. Doxyric 250 MG Tablet has some common side effects like diarrhoea, loss of appetite, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting. These side effects are mild and may subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if these symptoms remain for a long time or become worse. Doxyric 250 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Your doctor will determine the dose and duration of treatment depending on the severity of your health condition. Always finish the entire course of treatment with Doxyric 250 MG Tablet even if you feel better after few doses. Skipping doses or not completing the course of treatment may increase the risk of re-infection that would be difficult to treat in the future. Doxyric 250 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have liver or skin problems, or any other health condition. It is not recommended for use in children below 8 years of age except for life-threatening conditions as it causes permanent decolourization of teeth. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Doxyric 250 MG Tablet

  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Upset stomach

Uses of Doxyric 250 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial infections
  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Acne
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time taken for Doxyric 250 MG Tablet to show its effect is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Doxyric 250 MG Tablet remains active in your body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with Doxyric 250 MG Tablet as the desired effect of this medicine may not be achieved.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Doxyric 250 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Doxyric 250 MG Tablet is unsafe during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Doxyric 250 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it may cause permanent teeth discolouration of your baby. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid taking Doxyric 250 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Doxyric 250 MG Tablet is unsafe during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus.

Breast-feeding

Doxyric 250 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it may cause permanent teeth discolouration of your baby. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria no longer respond to the antibiotics intended to kill them. Hence, complete the entire course of treatment with Doxyric 250 MG Tablet even if you feel better after few doses to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Photosensitivity

Doxyric 250 MG Tablet should be used with caution as it may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. It may cause itching, redness, skin rash, sunburn, etc. Consult your doctor if you experience such symptoms. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight during treatment with this medicine.

Use in children

Doxyric 250 MG Tablet may cause permanent teeth discolouration in children. Hence, it is not recommended for use in children less than 8 years of age except in a life-threatening condition.

Serious skin reactions

Doxyric 250 MG Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause serious skin reactions like Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a skin condition in which painful rash occur followed by the formation of blisters), exfoliative dermatitis (a skin condition in which the top layer of the skin is shredded), etc.

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is the weakness of your muscles that are responsible for movement. Doxyric 250 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have myasthenia gravis as it may worsen your health condition.

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a condition in which the immune system of your body attacks its own tissues. It can affect the skin, kidneys, brain, joints, and other organs. Lupus erythematosus may worsen while taking Doxyric 250 MG Tablet. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience tiredness, painful joints, rashes, or lesions on the skin while using this medicine.

Increased pressure inside skull

Doxyric 250 MG Tablet should be used with caution as it may increase the intracranial pressure (pressure inside your skull). This may lead to loss of vision. Consult your doctor immediately if you observe a blurring of vision. Avoid taking Isotretinoin (a medicine used to treat acne) along with Doxyric 250 MG Tablet as it may further increase the intracranial pressure.

Oesophageal ulcerations

Oesophagus is a tube that connects the mouth to your stomach. Doxyric 250 MG Tablet may cause irritation and ulcers in your oesophagus. Hence, avoid taking this medicine immediately before going to bed. Also, take this medicine with a sufficient amount of water to prevent irritation.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Doxyric 250 MG Tablet. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect an overdose of Doxyric 250 MG Tablet.
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

Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with Doxyric 250 MG Tablet as the desired effect of this medicine may not be achieved.
Interaction with Medicine

Warfarin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Digoxin

Calcium gluconate

Isotretinoin

Disease interactions

Colitis

Doxyric 250 MG Tablet can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach and intestine causing diarrhoea. Therefore, this medicine should be used with caution if you have stomach and intestinal problems, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of your large intestine), as it may worsen your health condition.

Liver Disease

Doxyric 250 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have liver problems as it may cause further liver damage. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver function during treatment with this medicine.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Doxyric 250 MG Tablet as advised by your doctor. Take this medicine with a sufficient amount of water. Avoiding taking this medicine immediately before going to bed. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medicine to prevent irritation in your food pipe and stomach. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Complete the entire course of treatment for better results and to prevent the risk of re-infection.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Doxyric 250 MG Tablet inhibits the growth and multiplication of bacteria and eventually kills them.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Tetracyclines, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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