Doxycycline - Chlamydia Treatment

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Doxycycline - Chlamydia Treatment

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    Doxycycline is a clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chlamydia. You'll start feeling better in a few days, but complete the full course of medicine.

    • Over 99% effective at treating chlamydia infection.
    • Starts working quickly
    • Typically clears up infections in about 7 days
    • Take 1 capsule, twice a day, for 7 days
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    • Doxycycline Patient Leaflet


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Overview

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Doxycycline online for chlamydia

Doxycycline is an bacteriostatic antibiotic medicine that belongs to a group of tetracyclines medicines. An effective treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.

It works by attacking the bacteria responsible for causing infections in your body. The bacteria produce proteins that make it easy for bacteria to survive and reproduce.

If the doctor prescribes Doxycycline treatment for Chlamydia infection, you should ensure that you complete the entire course of treatment and take the dose as prescribed.

Uses 

Doxycycline is a diverse treatment, besides treating Chlamydia it can also be used to treat other diseases such as:

How to take Doxycycline for Chlamydia?

Doxycycline comes in different forms (tablets, capsules, oral suspensions). You can take it by mouth, with or without food, as directed by your doctor.

Doxycycline 100mg capsules should be taken twice daily for 7 days to treat chlamydia. Space your two doses evenly throughout the day. (morning or evening or as directed).

Where can I buy Doxycycline online?

You can buy Doxycycline from registered and legally online pharmacies like Ashcroft Pharmacy You will receive your treatments after you have tested positive for Chlamydia.

Doxycycline Alternatives 

Doxycycline is the most effective treatment for Chlamydia, however, if it doesn't work for you, your doctor may recommend Azithromycin.

While azithromycin was once used to treat chlamydia, its effectiveness has diminished due to bacterial resistance. Azithromycin is now only considered when Doxycycline isn't suitable.

On the first day, you should take 1g of Azithromycin orally followed by 500mg daily for about two days.

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Sources

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chlamydia/

https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/doxycycline/

https://bnf.nice.org.uk/drug/doxycycline.html

Doxycycline Patient Information Leaflet

SUMMARY OF Doxycycline 100mg Capsules CHARACTERISTICS

Directions

⚠️ Before taking Doxycycline for Chlamydia, talk to your doctor if You have:
  • Suspected syphilis.
  • A history of diarrhea when taking antibiotics.
  • Porphyria, a rare blood disorder.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
  • Myasthenia gravis, which causes muscle weakness.
  • Myasthenia gravis, which causes muscle weakness.
  • If you have Liver or kidney problems.

Discuss these conditions with your doctor for safe use of doxycycline.

Dosage

How should I take the Doxycycline tablet

You should take 1000mg capsule twice a day for 7 days. You should also consider taking the medication while sitting or standing at, the same time every day. Swallow a whole Doxycycline capsule with a glass of water.

If you are unsure, refer to your prescription or check the medicine packaging.

Duration of Doxycycline treatment for Chlamydia:
  • Your doctor will prescribe Doxycycline for a 7-day course. Be sure to complete the full treatment course as prescribed.

For rosacea or gum infections (40mg/day):
  • Take it at least 1 hour before eating.
For other infections (100mg or more/day
  • You can take it with or without food, but it's less likely to upset your stomach if you take it with a meal.
For malaria prevention:
  • If you're taking Doxycycline to prevent malaria, start taking it 1 or 2 days before going to a malaria-prone area.
  • Keep taking it for 4 weeks after leaving the area.

Confirm with your doctor or pharmacist that Doxycycline is the right medicine for malaria prevention in the country you're traveling to.

Recommendation
  • Complete full course of medication.
  • Do not sex for 7 days after treatment is complete.
  • Do not chew the tablet

Warnings

⚠️ Warning and precautions

 The following people should always consult a doctor before taking Doxycycline medicine.

  • If you have kidney or liver problems 
  • If you have ever or are suffering from systematic Lupus erythematosus
  • If suffer from diarrhoeas after taking antibiotics 
  • If you suffer from stomach and intestine problems after taking antibiotics 
  • If you are under oral retinol medications. You might be at a higher risk of suffering from increased pressure in your skull after taking Doxycycline Chylamedia tablets. 
  • If you have or suspect to have syphilis
  • If you live or work in an environment where you are likely to be exposed to strong sunlight or UV light 
  • If you have myasthenia gravis 
  • If you have Porphyria  
  • If you suffer from blurred vision after taking Doxycycline, always avoid using machines and driving.

NHS Advice on Doxycycline:

From the NHS: Doxycycline does not affect any type of contraception, including the contraceptive pill and emergency contraception. However, if Doxycycline makes you vomit or have severe diarrhoea (6 to 8 watery poos in 24 hours) for more than 24 hours, your combined pill may not protect you from pregnancy. Look on the pill packet to find out what to do.

 

 

FAQ

  • How long do Doxycycline side effects last?

    You may stop experiencing common side effects such as headaches after stopping your medication. Sun sensitivity and esophagitis may last for two weeks after you quit taking your medication.

  • Should I have sex while taking Doxycycline treatment?

    You should not have sex until you have completed the 7-day course. During the first 7 days, you are still at risk of transmitting the infection or even getting re-infected. 

    Always avoid sexual contact with your partner until each of you has completed the Doxycycline antibiotic course.

  • Should I lie down or sleep after taking Doxycycline capsules?

    It is advisable to remain active for the first 30 minutes after taking your antibiotic treatment. Remaining active helps Doxycycline tablet move faster into your stomach preventing side effects such as throat irritation and oesophagus.

  • Can alcohol affect the effectiveness of Doxycycline?

    Taking alcohol may reduce the effectiveness of Doxycycline treatment. Avoid taking alcohol while under medication

  • Can I take Doxycycline while pregnant?

    Doxycycline could harm your baby. Always consult your doctor before taking Doxycycline. The doctor may prescribe a suitable medication to treat your infections.

  • Can Doxycycline cause thrush?

    Some people may get thrush (a fungal infection) after taking Doxycycline. Doxycycline is among the antibiotics that disrupt the normal functioning of the good bacteria that protect you from getting thrush. In case of thrush always consult your doctor.

  • Can I take Doxycycline if am allergic to Pennicline?

    Yes. Penicillin and Doxycycline belong to a different group of antibiotics so it's harmless if you take Doxycycline treatment.

  • Does Doxycycline Impact Contraception?

    Doxycycline doesn't affect contraception, including the combined pill and emergency contraception. However, if doxycycline causes vomiting or severe diarrhea lasting over 24 hours, your combined pill might not fully protect against pregnancy. Check your pill instructions for guidance.

  • What STD is cured by doxycycline?

    Doxycycline can be used to treat several sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.

  • Can chlamydia spread through kissing?

    Chlamydia is not spread through casual contact, which means you cannot contract chlamydia from activities such as sharing food or drinks, kissing, hugging, holding hands, coughing, sneezing, or sitting on the toilet. The most effective way to prevent chlamydia is by consistently using condoms and/or dental dams during sexual activity.

  • Can I test for chlamydia at home?

    Yes, you can test for chlamydia at home using at-home chlamydia test kits. These kits typically allow you to detect chlamydia through a urine sample or, in some cases, with anal or oral swabs. The cost of these kits may vary, but they offer a convenient and private way to test for chlamydia without visiting a healthcare provider.

  • Is chlamydia a curable disease?

    Yes, chlamydia is a curable disease. It can be effectively treated and cured with antibiotics such as azithromycin or doxycycline. However, it's important for all sexual partners to be treated to prevent reinfection, and safe sexual practices like condom use should be followed to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the infection again.

  • Is chlamydia serious?

    Yes, chlamydia can be a serious sexually transmitted disease (STD). If left untreated, it can lead to significant health complications. Chlamydia can cause permanent damage to a woman's reproductive system, potentially making it difficult or impossible for her to become pregnant in the future.

    It can also increase the risk of potentially fatal conditions like ectopic pregnancy, where a pregnancy occurs outside the womb. Therefore, it is important to seek timely medical treatment if you suspect you have chlamydia to prevent these complications. Safe sexual practices and regular testing can also help prevent the spread of chlamydia.

  • Which country has the highest rate of chlamydia?

    In 2019, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom had the highest country-specific rates of chlamydia, with over 300 cases per 100,000 population in each of these countries.

    Together, these countries reported 83% of chlamydia cases in that year, indicating a relatively high prevalence of the infection in these regions. It's important to note that chlamydia rates can vary from year to year and may also be influenced by factors such as testing and reporting practices.

Side Effects

Doxycycline is a prescription treatment that may cause side effects just like other treatments. It is important to understand Doxycycline side effects and know when to consult a doctor. Below are some of the side effects of Doxycycline:

Common side effects.

Common side effects are manageable. However, if symptoms persist it is important to seek medical advice.

  • Sunlight sensitivity 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Headaches 
  • Loss of appetite
  •  Diarrhea 

Uncommon side effects 

You may not experience this type of side effects. It's important to seek medical attention if notice either of the below side effects.

  • Thrush
  • Heartburn 

Rare side effects

They are side doxycyclin eside effects that are experienced on rare occasions, but serious enough to demand medical attention. Always consult a doctor when you experience this type of side effects. 

  • Liver failure 
  • Flushing 
  • Anxiety 
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Severe headache

⚠️ Please read the patient leaflet carefully to learn about more detail about Doxycycline side effects.

How to manage Doxycycline side effects?

Some of the common side effects are manageable at home. Changing your lifestyle habits may help as well as consulting your doctor.

Managing headache: You can manage headache side effects by taking plenty or enough water every day. Also, you can buy over-the-counter painkillers to treat headaches.

Managing stomach problems: An upset stomach can be uncomfortable. It's important to take your Doxycyclin tablets with food while sitting in an upright position. Also, avoid spicy foods and dairy products while taking Doxycycline medication.

Managing sun sensitivity 

While taking Doxycyclin medication, you may experience itchiness and rashes when exposed to sunlight. Here are a few ways you can manage sun sensitivity:

  • Wearing sunglasses 
  • Using sunscreen lip balm 
  • Wearing light loose clothes and covering your skin completely
  • Avoiding frequent exposure to sunlight 
  • Wearing sunscreen when exposed to high SPF

Managing dizziness and fatigue

Experiencing side effects such as fatigue and dizziness shows signs of low blood pressure. If you experience dizziness and fatigue it is important to seek medical advice from a doctor or blood pressure testing.

Information

Doxycycline Patient Information Leaflet

Doxycycline 120mg Capsules full specificaion

Type of MedicationTetracycline antibiotics
Dosage form3 Oral form available- tablet,capsule, and suspension
Dosage for Infection (18–64 years)Take 100mg of Doxycycline twice daily for 7 days
Dosage for Malaria Prevention (18–64 years)Take 100 mg every day. Begin 1 to 2 days before going to a malaria area and continue for 4 weeks after leaving
Works byinhibiting the growth and spread of bacteria in the body
Success Ratio100% in Chlamydia Treatment
Side EffectsCommon side effects include headaches, nausea, and increased sun sensitivity
Storing Room Temperaturebetween 69°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C)
Per Pack size14 Capsules

 

⚠️ NHS Advice on Doxycycline:

From the NHS: Doxycycline does not affect any type of contraception, including the contraceptive pill and emergency contraception. However, if Doxycycline makes you vomit or have severe diarrhoea (6 to 8 watery poos in 24 hours) for more than 24 hours, your combined pill may not protect you from pregnancy. Look on the pill packet to find out what to do.

⚠️ Doxycycline storage 

It's important to know how to store Doxycycline medicine. Below are a few things you should consider when storing Doxycycline antibiotics.

  • If you notice a discoloration of your tablets, talk to your doctor for further advice 
  • Doxycycline treatment should always remain in its original package and stored in a dry place 
  • Keep away from children's reach and exposure 
  • Always confirm the expiry date to avoid taking an expired dosage
  •  Avoid throwing the medicine in wastewater or mixing it with household waste.
  • Always consult a doctor on how to dispose of the doxycycline medicine

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