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Doxy 100

Generic Name: doxycycline hyclate
Dosage Form: injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution

Doxycycline for Injection USP

FOR IV INFUSION ONLY

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Doxycycline for Injection, USP and other antibacterial drugs, Doxycycline for Injection, USP should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.

Doxy 100 Description

Doxycycline for Injection, USP is a sterile, lyophilized powder prepared from a solution of doxycycline hyclate, ascorbic acid and mannitol in Water for Injection.  Doxycycline hyclate is a broad spectrum antibiotic derived from oxytetracycline.  It is meant for INTRAVENOUS use only after reconstitution.  Doxycycline hyclate is a yellowish crystalline powder which is chemically designated 4-(Dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,5,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-de monohydrochloride, compound with ethyl alcohol (2:1), monohydrate. It has the following structural formula:

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Doxycycline hyclate is soluble in water and chars at 201°C without melting.  The base doxycycline has a high degree of lipid solubility and a low affinity for calcium binding.  It is highly stable in normal human serum.

Each 100 mg vial contains: Doxycycline hyclate equivalent to 100 mg doxycycline; ascorbic acid 480 mg; mannitol 300 mg.  pH of the reconstituted solution (10 mg/mL) is between 1.8 and 3.3.

Each 200 mg vial contains: Doxycycline hyclate equivalent to doxycycline 200 mg; ascorbic acid 960 mg; mannitol 600 mg.  pH of the reconstituted solution (10 mg/mL) is between 1.8 and 3.3.

Doxy 100 - Clinical Pharmacology

Tetracyclines are readily absorbed and are bound to plasma proteins in varying degree.  They are concentrated by the liver in the bile, and excreted in the urine and feces at high concentrations and in a biologically active form.

Following a single 100 mg dose administered in a concentration of 0.4 mg/mL in a one-hour infusion, normal adult volunteers averaged a peak of 2.5 mcg/mL, while 200 mg of a concentration of 0.4 mg/mL administered over two hours averaged a peak of 3.6 mcg/mL.

Excretion of doxycycline by the kidney is about 40 percent/72 hours in individuals with normal function (creatinine clearance about 75 mL/min).  This percentage of excretion may fall as low as 1 to 5 percent/72 hours in individuals with severe renal insufficiency (creatinine clearance below 10 mL/min).  Studies have shown no significant difference in serum half-life of doxycycline (range 18 to 22 hours) in individuals with normal and severely impaired renal function.

Hemodialysis does not alter this serum half-life of doxycycline.

Microbiology

Mechanism of Action

Doxycycline inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit.  Doxycycline has bacteriostatic activity against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.  Cross resistance with other tetracyclines is common.

Doxycycline has been shown to be active against most isolates of the following bacteria, both in vitro and in clinical infections (see INDICATIONS AND USAGE).

Gram-Negative Bacteria

Acinetobacter species

Bartonella bacilliformis

Brucella species

Calymmatobacterium granulomatis

Campylobacter fetus

Enterobacter aerogenes

Escherichia coli

Francisella tularensis

Haemophilus ducreyi

Haemophilus influenzae

Klebsiella species

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Shigella species

Vibrio cholerae

Yersinia pestis 

Gram-Positive Bacteria

Bacillus anthracis

Streptococcus pneumoniae 

Anaerobes

Clostridium species

Fusobacterium fusiforme

Propionibacterium acnes 

Other Bacteria

Actinomyces species

Borrelia recurrentis

Chlamydophila psittaci

Chlamydia trachomatis

Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Rickettsiae

Treponema pallidum

Treponema pertenue

Ureaplasma urealyticum

Parasites

Balantidium coli

Entamoeba species

Plasmodium falciparum*

*Doxycycline has been found to be active against the asexual erythrocytic forms of Plasmodium falciparum but not against the gametocytes of P. falciparum.  The precise mechanism of action of the drug is not known.

Susceptibility Test Methods

When available, the clinical microbiology laboratory should provide the results of in vitro susceptibility test results for antimicrobial drugs used in resident hospitals to the physician as periodic reports that describe the susceptibility profile of nosocomial and community-acquired pathogens.  These reports should aid the physician in selecting the most effective antimicrobial.

Dilution Techniques

Quantitative methods are used to determine antimicrobial minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs).  These MICs provide estimates of the susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial compounds.  The MICs should be determined using a standardized test method (broth and/or agar).1,2,4  The MIC values should be interpreted according to the criteria provided in Table 1. 

Diffusion Techniques

Quantitative methods that require measurement of zone diameters can also provide reproducible estimates of the susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial compounds.  Zone size provides an estimate of the susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial compounds.  The zone size should be determined using a standard test method.1,3,4  This procedure uses paper disks impregnated with 30 mcg doxycycline to test the susceptibility of bacteria to doxycycline.  The disk diffusion interpretive criteria are provided in Table 1. 

Anaerobic Techniques

For anaerobic bacteria, the susceptibility to doxycycline can be determined by a standardized test method5.  The MIC values obtained should be interpreted according to the criteria provided in Table l.

Table 1:  Susceptibility Test Interpretive Criteria for Doxycycline and Tetracycline

 

Bacteriaa

Minimal

Inhibitory Concentration (mcg/mL)

 

Zone Diameter (mm)

 

Agar Dilution (mcg/mL)

 

S

I

R

S

I

R

S

I

R

Acinetobacter spp.

    Doxycycline

    Tetracycline

 

≤ 4

≤ 4

 

8

8

 

≥ 16

≥ 16

 

≥ 13

≥ 15

 

10 to 12

12 to 14

 

≤ 9

≤ 11

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

Anaerobes

    Tetracycline

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

  ≤ 4

 

8

 

≥ 16

Bacillus anthracisb

    Doxycycline

    Tetracycline

 

≤ 1

≤ 1

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

Brucella speciesb

    Doxycycline

    Tetracycline

 

≤ 1

≤ 1

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

Enterobacteriaceae

    Doxycycline

    Tetracycline

 

≤ 4

≤ 4

 

8

8

 

≥ 16

≥ 16

 

≥ 14

≥ 15

 

11 to 13

12 to 14

 

≤ 10

≤ 11

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

Franciscella tularensisb

    Doxycycline

    Tetracycline

 

≤ 4

≤ 4

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

Haemophilus influenzae

    Tetracycline

 

≤ 2

 

4

 

≥ 8

 

≥ 29

 

26 to 28

 

≤ 25

 

-

 

-

 

-

Mycoplasma pneumoniaeb

    Tetracycline

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

≤ 2

 

-

 

-

Neisseria gonorrhoeaec

    Tetracycline

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

≥ 38

 

31 to 37

 

≤ 30

 

≤ 0.25

 

0.5 to 1

 

≥ 2

Nocardiae and other aerobic

Actinomyces species

    Doxycycline

 

≤ 1

 

2 to 4

 

≥ 8

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Streptococcus pneumoniae

    Tetracycline

 

≤ 2

 

4

 

≥ 8

 

≥ 23

 

19 to 22

 

≤ 18

 

-

 

-

 

-

Vibrio cholerae

    Doxycycline

    Tetracycline

 

≤ 4

≤ 4

 

8

8

 

≥ 16

≥ 16

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

Yersinia pestis

    Doxycycline

    Tetracycline

 

≤ 4

≤ 4

 

8

8

 

≥ 16

≥ 16

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

-

-

Ureaplasma urealyticum

    Tetracycline

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

≤ 1

 

-

 

≥ 2

Organisms susceptible to tetracycline are also considered susceptible to doxycycline. However, some

organisms that are intermediate or resistant to tetracycline may be susceptible to doxycycline.

b  The current absence of resistance isolates precludes defining any results other than “Susceptible”.  If isolates yielding MIC results other than susceptible, they should be submitted to a reference laboratory for further testing.

c  Gonococci with 30 mcg tetracycline disk zone diameters of < 19 mm usually indicate a plasmid­mediated tetracycline resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolate.  Resistance in these strains should be confirmed by a dilution test (MIC ≥ 16 mcg/mL).

A report of Susceptible (S) indicates that antimicrobial is likely to inhibit growth of the pathogen if the antimicrobial compound reaches the concentrations at the infection site necessary to inhibit growth of the pathogen.  A report of Intermediate (I) indicates that the result should be considered equivocal, and, if the bacteria is not fully susceptible to alternative, clinically feasible drugs, the test should be repeated. This category implies possible clinical applicability in body sites where the drug product is physiologically concentrated or in situations where high dosage of drug can be used. This category also provides a buffer zone that prevents small uncontrolled technical factors from causing major discrepancies interpretation.  A report of Resistant (R) indicates that the pathogen is not likely to inhibit growth of the pathogen if the antimicrobial compound reaches the concentrations usually achievable at the infection site: other therapy should be selected.

Quality Control

Standardized susceptibility test procedures require the use of laboratory controls to monitor and ensure the accuracy and precision of supplies and reagents used in the assay, and the techniques of the individuals performing the test1,2,3,4,5,6,7.  Standard doxycycline and tetracycline powders should provide the following range of MIC values noted in Table 2.  For the diffusion technique using the 30 mcg doxycycline disk the criteria in Table 2 should be achieved.

Table 2: Acceptable Quality Control Ranges for Susceptibility Testing for Doxycycline and Tetracycline

 

QC Strain

Minimal

Inhibitory Concentration

(mcg/mL)

Zone Diameter (mm)

Agar Dilution (mcg/mL)

Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212

  Doxycycline

 

  Tetracycline

 

2 to 8

 

 8 to 32

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Escherichia coli ATCC 25922

  Doxycycline

 

  Tetracycline

 

0.5 to 2

 

0.5 to 2

 

18 to 24

 

18 to 25

 

-

 

-

Haemophilus influenzae ATCC 49247

  Tetracycline

 

 4 to 32

 

14 to 22

 

-

Neisseria gonorrhoeae ATCC 49226

  Tetracycline

 

-

 

30 to 42

 

0.25 to 1

Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923

  Doxycycline

 

  Tetracycline

-

 

-

 

23 to 29

 

24 to 30

 

-

 

-

Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213

  Doxycycline

 

  Tetracycline

 

0.12 to 0.5

 

0.12 to 1

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC 49619

  Doxycycline

 

  Tetracycline

 

0.015 to 0.12

 

0.06 to 0.5

 

25 to 34

 

27 to 31

 

-

 

-

Bacteroides fragilis ATCC 25285

  Tetracycline

-

 

-

 

0.125 to 0.5

Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron ATCC 29741

  Tetracycline

 

-

 

-

 

8 to 32

Mycoplasma pneumoniae ATCC 29342

  Tetracycline

 

0.06 to 0.5

 

-

 

0.06 to 0.5

Ureaplasma urealyticum ATCC 33175

  Tetracycline

 

 -

 

-

 

≥ 8

Indications and Usage for Doxy 100

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Doxycycline for Injection, USP and other antibacterial drugs, Doxycycline for Injection, USP should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.  When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy.  In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.

Doxycycline for Injection, USP is indicated in infections caused by the following microorganisms:

  • Rickettsiae (Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus fever, and the typhus group, Q fever, rickettsial pox and tick fevers).
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae (PPLO, Eaton Agent).
  • Agents of psittacosis and ornithosis.
  • Agents of lymphogranuloma venereum and granuloma inguinale.
  • The spirochetal agent of relapsing fever (Borelia recurrentis).

The following gram-negative microorganisms:

  • Haemophilus ducreyi (chancroid).
  • Yersinia pestis (formerly Pasteurella pestis) and Francisella tularensis (formerly Pasturella tularensis).
  • Bartonella bacilliformis.
  • Bacteroides species.
  • Vibrio cholerae (formerly Vibrio comma) and Campylobacter fetus (formerly Vibrio fetus).
  • Brucella species (in conjunction with streptomycin).

Because many strains of the following groups of microorganisms have been shown to be resistant to tetracyclines, culture and susceptibility testing are recommended.

Doxycycline is indicated for treatment of infections caused by the following gram-negative microorganisms when bacteriologic testing indicates appropriate susceptibility to the drug:

  • Escherichia coli.
  • Enterobacter aerogenes (formerly Aerobacter aerogenes).
  • Shigella species.
  • Acinetobacter species (formerly Mima species and Herellea species).
  • Haemophilus influenzae (respiratory infections).
  • Klebsiella species (respiratory and urinary infections).

Doxycycline is indicated for treatment of infections caused by the following gram-positive microorganisms when bacteriologic testing indicates appropriate susceptibility to the drug:

  • Anthrax due to Bacillus anthracis, including inhalational anthrax (post-exposure): to reduce the incidence or progression of disease following exposure to aerosolized Bacillus anthracis.
  • Streptococcus species:

Up to 44% of strains of Streptococcus pyogenes and 74% of Enterococcus faecalis (formerly Streptococcus faecalis) have been found to be resistant to tetracycline drugs.  Therefore, tetracyclines should not be used for streptococcal disease unless the organism has been demonstrated to be sensitive.

For upper respiratory infections due to group A beta-hemolytic streptococci, penicillin is the usual drug of choice, including prophylaxis of rheumatic fever.

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae (formerly Diplococcus pneumoniae).
  • Staphylococcus aureus, respiratory, skin and soft tissue infections.  Tetracyclines are not the drugs of choice in the treatment of any type of staphylococcal infections.

When penicillin is contraindicated, doxycycline is an alternative drug in the treatment of infections due to:

  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis.
  • Treponema pallidum and Treponema pertenue (syphilis and yaws).
  • Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Clostridium species.
  • Fusobacterium fusiforme (Vincent’s infection).
  • Actinomyces species.

In acute intestinal amebiasis, doxycycline may be a useful adjunct to amebicides.

Doxycycline is indicated in the treatment of trachoma, although the infectious agent is not always eliminated, as judged by immunofluorescence.

Contraindications

This drug is contraindicated in persons who have shown hypersensitivity to any of the tetracyclines.

Warnings

THE USE OF DRUGS OF THE TETRACYCLINE CLASS DURING TOOTH DEVELOPMENT (LAST HALF OF PREGNANCY, INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD TO THE AGE OF 8 YEARS) MAY CAUSE PERMANENT DISCOLORATION OF THE TEETH (YELLOW-GRAY-BROWN).  This adverse reaction is more common during long-term use of the drugs but has been observed following repeated short-term courses.  Enamel hypoplasia has also been reported.  TETRACYCLINE DRUGS, THEREFORE, SHOULD NOT BE USED IN THIS AGE GROUP, EXCEPT FOR ANTHRAX, INCLUDING INHALATIONAL ANTHRAX (POST-EXPOSURE), UNLESS OTHER DRUGS ARE NOT LIKELY TO BE EFFECTIVE OR ARE CONTRAINDICATED.

Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) has been reported with use of nearly all antibacterial agents, including doxycycline for injection, USP, and may range in severity from mild diarrhea to fatal colitis. Treatment with antibacterial agents alters the normal flora of the colon leading to overgrowth of C. difficile.

C. difficile produces toxins A and B which contribute to the development of CDAD.  Hypertoxin producing strains of C. difficile cause increased morbidity and mortality, as these infections can be refractory to antimicrobial therapy and may require colectomy.  CDAD must be considered in all patients who present with diarrhea following antibiotic use.  Careful medical history is necessary since CDAD has been reported to occur over two months after the administration of antibacterial agents.

If CDAD is suspected or confirmed, ongoing antibiotic use not directed against C. difficile may need to be discontinued.  Appropriate fluid and electrolyte management, protein supplementation, antibiotic treatment of C. difficile, and surgical evaluation should be instituted as clinically indicated.

Treatment with antibacterial agents alters the normal flora of the colon and may permit overgrowth of clostridia.  Studies indicate that a toxin produced by Clostridium difficile is a primary cause of “antibiotic-associated colitis.”

After the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis has been established, therapeutic measures should be initiated.  Mild cases of pseudomembranous colitis usually respond to discontinuation of the drug alone.  In moderate to severe cases, consideration should be given to management with fluids and electrolytes, protein supplementation, and treatment with an antibacterial drug clinically effective against Clostridium difficile colitis.

Photosensitivity manifested by an exaggerated sunburn reaction has been observed in some individuals taking tetracyclines.  Patients apt to be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light, should be advised that this reaction can occur with tetracycline drugs, and treatment should be discontinued at the first evidence of skin erythema.

The anti-anabolic action of the tetracyclines may cause an increase in BUN.  Studies to date indicate that this does not occur with the use of doxycycline in patients with impaired renal function.

 

Usage in Pregnancy

(See above WARNINGS about use during tooth development).

Doxycycline for injection has not been studied in pregnant patients.  It should not be used in pregnant women unless, in the judgment of the physician, it is essential for the welfare of the patient.

Results of animal studies indicate that tetracyclines cross the placenta, are found in fetal tissues and can have toxic effects on the developing fetus (often related to retardation of skeletal development).  Evidence of embryotoxicity has also been noted in animals treated early in pregnancy.

 

Usage in Children

The use of doxycycline for injection in children under 8 years is not recommended because safe conditions for its use have not been established.  (See above WARNINGS about use during tooth development).

As with other tetracyclines, doxycycline forms a stable calcium complex in any bone-forming tissue.  A decrease in the fibula growth rate has been observed in prematures given oral tetracycline in doses of 25 mg/kg every six hours.  This reaction was shown to be reversible when the drug was discontinued.

Tetracyclines are present in the milk of lactating women who are taking a drug in this class.

Precautions

Prescribing doxycycline in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

As with other antibiotic preparations, use of this drug may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi.  If superinfection occurs, the antibiotic should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted.

In venereal diseases when coexistent syphilis is suspected, a dark field examination should be done before treatment is started and the blood serology repeated monthly for at least four months.

Because tetracyclines have been shown to depress plasma prothrombin activity, patients who are on anticoagulant therapy may require downward adjustment of their anticoagulant dosage.

In long-term therapy, periodic laboratory evaluation of organ systems, including hematopoietic, renal and hepatic studies should be performed.

All infections due to group A beta-hemolytic streptococci should be treated for at least 10 days.

Since bacteriostatic drugs may interfere with the bactericidal action of penicillin, it is advisable to avoid giving tetracycline in conjunction with penicillin.

Pregnancy

Teratogenic Effects: Pregnancy Category D

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies on the use of doxycycline in pregnant women.  The vast majority of reported experience with doxycycline during human pregnancy is short-term, first trimester exposure.  There are no human data available to assess the effects of long-term therapy of doxycycline in pregnant women such as that proposed for treatment of anthrax exposure.  An expert review of published data on experiences with doxycycline use during pregnancy by TERIS–the Teratogen Information System–concluded that therapeutic doses during pregnancy are unlikely to pose a substantial teratogenic risk (the quantity and quality of data were assessed as limited to fair), but the data are insufficient to state that there is no risk.1

A case-control study (18,515 mothers of infants with congenital anomalies and 32,804 mothers of infants with no congenital anomalies) shows a weak but marginally statistically significant association with total malformations and use of doxycycline anytime during pregnancy.  (Sixty-three (0.19%) of the controls and 56 (0.3%) of the cases were treated with doxycycline).  This association was not seen when the analysis was confined to maternal treatment during the period of organogenesis (i.e., in the second and third months of gestation) with the exception of a marginal relationship with neural tube defect based on only two exposed cases.2

A small prospective study of 81 pregnancies describes 43 pregnant women treated for 10 days with doxycycline during early first trimester.  All mothers reported their exposed infants were normal at 1 year of age.3

Nursing Mothers

Tetracyclines are excreted in human milk, however, the extent of absorption of tetracyclines, including doxycycline, by the breastfed infant is not known.  Short-term use by lactating women is not necessarily contraindicated; however, the effects of prolonged exposure to doxycycline in breast milk are unknown.4  Because of the potential for adverse reactions in nursing infants from doxycycline, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother (see WARNINGS).

Information for Patients

Patients should be counseled that antibacterial drugs including doxycycline should only be used to treat bacterial infections.  They do not treat viral infections (e.g., the common cold).  When doxycycline is prescribed to treat a bacterial infection, patients should be told that although it is common to feel better early in the course of therapy, the medication should be taken exactly as directed.  Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may (1) decrease the effectiveness of the immediate treatment and (2) increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by doxycycline or other antibacterial drugs in the future.

Diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics which usually ends when the antibiotic is discontinued.  Sometimes after starting treatment with antibiotics, patients can develop watery and bloody stools (with or without stomach cramps and fever) even as late as two or more months after having taken the last dose of the antibiotic.  If this occurs, patients should contact their physician as soon as possible.

Adverse Reactions

Gastrointestinal

Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, glossitis, dysphagia, enterocolitis and inflammatory lesions (with monilial overgrowth) in the anogenital region.  Hepatotoxicity has been reported rarely.  These reactions have been caused by both the oral and parenteral administration of tetracyclines.

Skin

Maculopapular and erythematous rashes.  Exfoliative dermatitis has been reported but is uncommon.  Photosensitivity is discussed above (see WARNINGS).

Renal Toxicity

Rise in BUN has been reported and is apparently dose related (see WARNINGS).

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Urticaria, angioneurotic edema, anaphylaxis, anaphylactoid purpura, pericarditis and exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Bulging fontanels in infants and benign intracranial hypertension in adults have been reported in individuals receiving full therapeutic dosages.  These conditions disappeared rapidly when the drug was discontinued.

Blood

Hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and eosinophilia have been reported.

When given over prolonged periods, tetracyclines have been reported to produce brown-black microscopic discoloration of thyroid glands.  No abnormalities of thyroid function studies are known to occur.

Doxy 100 Dosage and Administration

NOTE:  Rapid administration is to be avoided.  Parenteral therapy is indicated only when oral therapy is not indicated.  Oral therapy should be instituted as soon as possible.  If intravenous therapy is given over prolonged periods of time, thrombophlebitis may result.

THE USUAL DOSAGE AND FREQUENCY OF ADMINISTRATION OF DOXYCYCLINE FOR INJECTION (100 to 200 MG/DAY) DIFFERS FROM THAT OF THE OTHER TETRACYCLINES (1 to 2 G/DAY).  EXCEEDING THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE MAY RESULT IN AN INCREASED INCIDENCE OF SIDE EFFECTS.

Studies to date have indicated that doxycycline hyclate at the usual recommended doses does not lead to excessive accumulation of the antibiotic in patients with renal impairment.

Adults

The usual dosage of doxycycline for injection is 200 mg on the first day of treatment administered in one or two infusions.  Subsequent daily dosage is 100 to 200 mg depending upon the severity of infection, with 200 mg administered in one or two infusions.

In the treatment of primary and secondary syphilis, the recommended dosage is 300 mg daily for at least 10 days.

In the treatment of inhalational anthrax (post-exposure) the recommended dose is 100 mg of doxycycline, twice a day.  Parenteral therapy is only indicated when oral therapy is not indicated and should not be continued over a prolonged period of time.  Oral therapy should be instituted as soon as possible.  Therapy must continue for a total of 60 days.

For Children Above Eight Years of Age

The recommended dosage schedule for children weighing 100 pounds or less is 2 mg/lb of body weight on the first day of treatment, administered in one or two infusions.  Subsequent daily dosage is 1 to 2 mg/lb of body weight given as one or two infusions, depending on the severity of the infection.  For children over 100 pounds the usual adult dose should be used (see WARNINGS, Usage in Children).

In the treatment of inhalational anthrax (post-exposure) the recommended dose is 1 mg/lb (2.2 mg/kg) of body weight, twice a day in children weighing less than 100 lb (45 kg).  Parenteral therapy is only indicated when oral therapy is not indicated and should not be continued over a prolonged period of time.  Oral therapy should be instituted as soon as possible.  Therapy must continue for a total of 60 days.

General

The duration of infusion may vary with the dose (100 to 200 mg/day), but is usually one to four hours.  A recommended minimum infusion time for 100 mg of a 0.5 mg/mL solution is one hour.  Therapy should be continued for at least 24 to 48 hours after symptoms and fever have subsided.  The therapeutic antibacterial serum activity will usually persist for 24 hours following recommended dosage.

Intravenous solutions should not be injected intramuscularly or subcutaneously.  Caution should be taken to avoid the inadvertent introduction of the intravenous solution into the adjacent soft tissue.

PREPARATION OF SOLUTION

To prepare a solution containing 10 mg/mL, the contents of the vial should be reconstituted with 10 mL (for the 100 mg/vial container) or 20 mL (for the 200 mg/vial container) of Sterile Water for Injection or any of the 10 intravenous infusion solutions listed below.  Each 100 mg of doxycycline for injection (i.e., withdraw entire solution from the 100 mg vial) is further diluted with 100 mL to 1,000 mL of the intravenous solutions listed below.  Each 200 mg of Doxycycline for Injection (i.e., withdraw entire solution from the 200 mg vial) is further diluted with 200 mL to 2,000 mL of the following intravenous solutions:

  1. Sodium Chloride Injection, USP
  2. 5% Dextrose Injection, USP
  3. Ringer’s Injection, USP
  4. Invert Sugar, 10% in Water
  5. Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP
  6. Dextrose 5% in Lactated Ringer’s
  7. Normosol-M® in D5-W (Abbott)
  8. Normosol-R® in D5-W (Abbott)
  9. Plasma-Lyte® 56 in 5% Dextrose (Baxter)
  10. Plasma-Lyte® 148 in 5% Dextrose (Baxter)

This will result in desired concentrations of 0.1 to 1 mg/mL.  Concentrations lower than 0.1 mg/mL or higher than 1 mg/mL are not recommended.

Stability

Doxycycline is stable for 48 hours in solution when diluted with Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, or 5% Dextrose Injection, USP, to concentrations between 1 mg/mL and 0.1 mg/mL and stored at 25°C.  Doxycycline in these solutions is stable under fluorescent light for 48 hours, but must be protected from direct sunlight during storage and infusion.  Reconstituted solutions (1 to 0.1 mg/mL) may be stored up to 72 hours prior to start of infusion if refrigerated and protected from sunlight and artificial light.  Infusion must then be completed within 12 hours.  Solutions must be used within these time periods or discarded.

Doxycycline, when diluted with Ringer’s Injection, USP, or Invert Sugar, 10% in Water, to a concentration between 1 mg/mL and 0.1 mg/mL, must be completely infused within 12 hours after reconstitution to ensure adequate stability.  During infusion, the solution must be protected from direct sunlight. Reconstituted solutions (1 to 0.1 mg/mL) may be stored up to 72 hours prior to start of infusion if refrigerated and protected from sunlight and artificial light.  Infusion must then be completed within 12 hours.  Solutions must be used within these time periods or discarded.

Diluted solutions (0.1 to 1 mg/mL) prepared using Normosol-M® in D5-W (Abbott); Normosol-R® in D5-W (Abbott); Plasma-Lyte® 56 in 5% Dextrose (Baxter); or Plasma-Lyte® 148 in 5% Dextrose (Baxter) may also be stored up to 12 hours prior to start of infusion, if refrigerated and protected from sunlight and artificial light.  The infusion must be completed within 12 hours.  Solutions must be used within these time periods or discarded.

When diluted with Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP, or Dextrose 5% in Lactated Ringer’s, infusion of the solution (ca. 1 mg/mL) or lower concentrations (not less than 0.1 mg/mL) must be completed within six hours after reconstitution to ensure adequate stability.  During infusion, the solution must be protected from direct sunlight. Solutions must be used within this time period or discarded.

Solutions of doxycycline for injection, at a concentration of 10 mg/mL in Sterile Water for Injection, when frozen immediately after reconstitution are stable for eight weeks when stored at –20°C.  If the product is warmed, care should be taken to avoid heating it after the thawing is complete.  Once thawed the solution should not be refrozen.

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.

How is Doxy 100 Supplied

Product

No.

NDC

No.


1311         

63323-130-11    

Doxycycline for Injection, USP (equivalent to 100 mg Doxycycline with 480 mg ascorbic acid and 300 mg mannitol), lyophilized in a flip-top vial, in packages of 10.

16420

63323-164-20

Doxycycline for Injection, USP (equivalent to 200 mg Doxycycline with 960 mg ascorbic acid and 600 mg mannitol), lyophilized in a flip-top vial, packaged individually.

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

PROTECT FROM LIGHT.

Retain in carton until time of use.

REFERENCES

  1. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Twenty-third Informational Supplement. CLSI document M100-S23.  Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, 950 West Valley Road, Suite 2500, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087, USA, 2013.
  2. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Methods for Dilution Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria that Grow Aerobically; Approved Standard - 9th ed. CLSI document M07-A9, CLSI, Wayne, PA, 2012.
  3. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests; Approved Standard -11th ed. CLSI document M02-A11, CLSI, Wayne, PA, 2012.
  4. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Methods for Antimicrobial Dilution and Disk Susceptibility Testing of Infrequently Isolated or Fastidious Bacteria; Approved Guideline - Second Edition. CLSI document M45-A2.  Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, Wayne, Pennsylvania, 2010.
  5. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). Methods for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Anaerobic Bacteria; Approved Standard - Eighth Edition. CLSI document M11-A8. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, 950 West Valley Road, Suite 2500, Wayne, PA 19087 USA, 2012.
  6. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Susceptibility Testing of Mycobacteria, Nocardiae, and Other Aerobic Actinomycetes; Approved Standard - Second Edition. CLSI document M24-A2.  Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, Wayne, Pennsylvania, 2011.
  7. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Methods for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Human Mycoplasmas; Approved Guideline.  CLSI document M43-A.  Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, Wayne, Pennsylvania, 2011.
  8. Friedman JM and Polifka JE. Teratogenic Effects of Drugs. A Resource for Clinicians (TERIS). Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 2000; 149-195.
  9. Cziezel AE and Rockenbauer M. Teratogenic study of doxycycline. Obstet Gynecol 1997; 89: 524-528.
  10. Horne HW Jr. and Kundsin RB. The role of mycoplasma among 81 consecutive pregnancies: a prospective study. Int J Fertil 1980; 25:315-317.
  11. Hale T. Medications and Mothers Milk. 9th edition. Amarillo, TX: Pharmasoft Publishing 2000; 225-226.

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Revised: September 2013

PACKAGE LABEL - PRINCIPAL DISPLAY - Doxycycline 100 mg Vial Label

NDC 63323-130-11

1311

Doxy 100™

Doxycycline for Injection, USP

equivalent to

100 mg Doxycycline

For IV Infusion Only.

Must Dilute Reconstituted Solution.

Rx only

 

 

 

PACKAGE LABEL - PRINCIPAL DISPLAY - Doxycycline 100 mg Tray Label

NDC 63323-130-11

1311

Doxy 100™

Doxycycline for Injection, USP

equivalent to

100 mg Doxycycline

For IV Infusion Only.

Must Dilute Reconstituted Solution.

Contents: 10 vials

Rx only

 

 

 

Doxy 100 
doxycycline injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:63323-130
Route of Administration INTRAVENOUS DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE (DOXYCYCLINE ANHYDROUS) DOXYCYCLINE ANHYDROUS 100 mg  in 10 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
ASCORBIC ACID 480 mg  in 10 mL
MANNITOL 300 mg  in 10 mL
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:63323-130-11 10 VIAL in 1 TRAY
1 10 mL in 1 VIAL
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
ANDA ANDA062475 10/17/2000
Labeler - Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (608775388)
Establishment
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC 023648251 MANUFACTURE(63323-130)
Establishment
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC 840771732 MANUFACTURE(63323-130)
Revised: 03/2014
 
Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC
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