Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral)

Questions | Reviews ***

what color is the capsule and are there letters on the capsule also

My question is what color are the capsules and are there any numbers on them? Does these capsules really treat acne and for how long to a person have to take the medicine before seeing results?
by lakesia in collegeville, PA, 02/09/2009


  If I am taking Doxycycline to treat chylmidia will the use of cocaine, alcohol, or pain killers effect my treatment? And painkillers do, which ones?
by mj in onley, VA, 02/28/2007

hand & feet burning

I have been on doxycycline hyclate for two weeks and today I was outside boating and my fingers and toes feel like they are on fire.  It is a pins and needles type of pain in my thumbs forefingers and toes.  I did where sunscreen but to...
by diane wick in NJ, 07/12/2009

Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral)

Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral) Medication Classification


Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral) Brandname

Periostat, Doryx, Adoxa, Vibramycin Calcium, Vibramycin Hyclate, Vibra-Tabs, Doxycycline Hyclate, Monodox, Vibramycin Monohydrate

Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Doxycycline (dox-i-SYE-kleen) Treats infections, and prevents malaria. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic.

When To Not Use Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral)

You should not use doxycycline if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any tetracycline antibiotic (such as minocycline, tetracycline). Do not give this medicine to children under 8 years old because it can permanently change tooth color. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How Should You Use Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral)

Capsule, Delayed Release Capsule, Liquid, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Swallow the medicine with a full glass of water. You may take the medicine with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • Swallow the delayed release capsule whole. Do not break, crush, chew, or open it.
  • Shake the oral liquid well just before each use. Measure the medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
  • If you are using this medicine to prevent malaria while traveling, start taking the medicine 1 or 2 days before you travel. Take the medicine every day during your trip and continue taking it for 4 weeks after you return. However, do not use the medicine for longer than 4 months.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral) Storage

Store Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using penicillin, Pepto-Bismol®, antacids (such as Maalox®, Mylanta®), a blood thinner (Coumadin®), a sedative (such as phenobarbital, Nembutal®, Seconal®), medicine for seizures (Dilantin®, Tegretol®), or multivitamins or supplements that contain calcium, magnesium, or iron.
  • Birth control pills may not work while you are using doxycycline. To keep from getting pregnant, use another form of birth control such as condoms, a diaphragm, or contraceptive foam or jelly.

Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver disease, or asthma, or if you are allergic to sulfites.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.
  • If you are using this medicine to prevent malaria, take extra care not to get bitten by mosquitoes. Use protective clothing, mosquito netting or screens, and an insect repellent.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using this medicine several days before having surgery. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.

Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Burning, pain, or irritation the upper stomach, middle chest, or throat
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Sore mouth or gums

Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral) Ratings

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Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: **


Vicky Gupta, mississippi - 12/12/2008

I was using the drug for about a week when I noticed that I missed a crucial item in the instruction explaining that you should not lie down for 10 minutes after taking it. I have been taking it right before bed and now I have been suffering from severe heartburn ever since and my throat feels like I can’t clear it. This is very troublesome for me and it is reassuring to know that I am not alone with my experiences. Taking it in the morning is just as bad if not worse and I am undecided if I should keep taking it, I was really hoping the symptoms would go away.

Doxycycline Hyclate (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


sourpatchh:D, Papua New Guinea - 06/02/2010

I was given this medication on three occasions in the past two years, without many side effects except for a mildly upset stomach and bad sunburn, which left marks that lasted almost a year. The drug was recently given to me again, and I had the typical problems, but I also experienced a few less common side effects, such as a sore throat and lethargy. Fortunately these are no longer a problem since I stopped taking the drug.