What should I avoid while taking doxycycline?
Do not take iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking doxycycline.
Avoid taking any other antibiotics with doxycycline unless your doctor has told you to.
Doxycycline could make you sunburn more easily.
Avoid sunlight or tanning beds..
How bad is doxycycline for you?
The most common side effects of doxycycline are headaches, feeling or being sick. It can also make your skin sensitive to the sun. Doxycycline can affect growing teeth so it’s not prescribed for children under 12 years old or given to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Do not drink alcohol while taking doxycycline.
What bacteria does doxycycline kill?
Respiratory tract infections such as those caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Eye or genitourinary infections caused by certain Chlamydia species. Chancroid, plague, cholera, campylobacter, and brucellosis. Syphilis and uncomplicated gonorrhea.
Why can’t you lay down after taking doxycycline hyclate?
While you are lying down the pill can reflux back up into the esophagus, where it can irritate or even ulcerate the lining of the esophagus. Take it at least 1 hour before bedtime. You do NOT have to avoid milk products when taking this medication.
Can you lay down after taking doxycycline?
Remain upright for at least 30 minutes after taking doxycycline. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking doxycycline or do not take it just before bed. Swallow the tablets whole – do not crush or chew them.
Why can’t I lay down after taking antibiotics?
Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine, to make sure the pills have gone through the esophagus into the stomach. Notify your healthcare provider if you experience painful swallowing or feel that the medicine is sticking in your throat.