Doxycycline- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugDoxycycline is an Anti-Infectives
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Doxycycline is used for
1. Supplement to quinine in the treatment of
multiple-medicine resistant P. falciparum
2. Short-term prophylaxis of multiple-medicine resistant P. falciparum malaria
3. Bacterial infection
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms 1. CAPSULES/TABLETS
Contraindications1. Pregnancy
2. Children under 8 years
3. Porphyria
4. Systemic lupus erythematosus
5. prolonged exposure to
6. Severe hepatic dysfunction

Precautions 1. Avoid exposure to sunlight or sunlamps-
photosensitivity reported
2. Renal impairment
3. Hepatic impairment
4. Lactations
5. Interactions

Adverse Effects 1. Gastrointestinal disturbances
2. Anorexia
3. Erythema
4. Photosensitivity
5. Hypersensitivity reactions
6. Headache and visual disturbances
7. Hepatotoxicity
8. Blood disorders
9. Pancreatitis
Pregnancy Category D

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