... (C12H25SO4Na) and food dyes in medications? Both are known to be toxic. I'm taking it for chronic Lyme Disease.
8 Aug 2012
All solid oral dosage products (tablets or capsules) consist of an “active” ingredient or drug. It is rare to find a solid oral dosage product consisting of drug alone. To produce a final product that is not only practical and convenient to handle but also facilitates patient compliance, the drug substance needs to be processed with other excipients. These drug “fillers” or excipients serve many roles in the formulation. Some examples are binders, fillers (or diluents), disintegrants, lubricants, colorants, buffering agents and coatings.
Food dyes are added to make them "look pretty".
TiO2 is added for its whiteness and opacity.
Sodium lauryl sulphate is added because of its lubricant properties and aids the manufacture process (stops tablets sticking to tablet punches).
Have a chat with your pharmacist. There are many doxycycline versions on the market but most will have a variety of excipients added . A suggestion is to open a capsule and take the contents... it would taste terrible but you would avoid swallowing some of the additives.
- Doxycycline Information for Consumers
- Doxycycline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Doxycycline (detailed)
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2 answers • 21 Oct 2011
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2 answers • 31 Jan 2013
I am on doxycycline for about 2 weeks for Lyme disease & my fingers& toes tingle a lot along feelin?
In my feet with my left limited toe ended up blistering & peeling,still buch better than the way I felt when I came down with the Lyme disease.
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