DOXYCYCLINE CAPSULES 100MG

Active substance: DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

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doxycycline
capsules
#100 mg

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Doxycycline
capsules
8 capsules

Each capsule contains: Doxycycline Hyclate
Ph Eur equivalent to 100 mg Doxycycline.
Dosage: For oral use as directed by a doctor.
Read the enclosed leaflet.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Keep well closed and store in a dry place
below 25°C.
PL 04569/0035 POM
10004814 XX0000XX
Mylan, Potters Bar, Herts., EN6 1TL, U.K.

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any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION

1. WHAT DOXYCYCLINE IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Doxycycline belongs to the tetracycline group
of antibiotics. Doxycycline can be used to treat

Contents of the pack - Doxycycline is available
in glass or plastic bottles or blister packs of 5,

• Doxycycline can also cause pain and
difficulty swallowing - this is less likely to
happen if the capsules are taken with
plenty of fluid whilst sat upright (see 'section 3')
• soreness, itchiness and a fungal infection
(candida) in the genital or anal area
• bulging fontanelle (soft spot on head) of
babies
• pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane
around the heart)
• ringing in the ears
• rarely, liver problems which can cause
yellowing of skin and whites of eyes, dark
urine, pale stools
• inflammation of the pancreas which causes
severe pain in the abdomen and back.

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3. HOW TO TAKE DOXYCYCLINE

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Always take Doxycycline exactly as your
doctor has told you. You should check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
You must complete the course of treatment
as directed by your doctor, even if you feel
better:
• Swallow the capsules with plenty of fluid
• Take these capsules with milk or food to
reduce the likelihood of stomach upset.
• Take whilst sitting or standing upright: this
medicine should not be taken immediately
before bedtime or if lying down. Patients
being treated for certain diseases may
need monthly blood tests to check the

Each capsule contains: Doxycycline Hyclate
Ph Eur equivalent to 100 mg Doxycycline.
Dosage: For oral use as directed by a doctor.
Read the enclosed leaflet.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Keep well closed and store in a dry place
below 25°C.

Manufacturer
Gerard Laboratories, 35/36 Baldoyle Industrial
Estate, Grange Road, Dublin 13, Ireland.

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Sucralfate to treat stomach or gut ulcers
zinc sulphate
barbiturates
antiepileptics e.g. Carbamazepine, Phenytoin
medicine containing iron
penicillin antibiotic
oral contraceptives: Doxycycline may
reduce the effectiveness of the combined
oral contraceptive pill. Additional
contraceptive precautions should be taken
as advised by your doctor
• Ciclosporin
• if you need an anaesthesic.

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Taking Doxycycline with food and drink - Do
not drink alcohol during treatment.

Children - Doxycycline must not be given to
children under 12 years of age.
If you take more Doxycycline than you
should - If you take more Doxycycline than
you should contact your doctor or hospital
emergency department immediately. The
signs and symptoms of Doxycycline overdose
include low blood pressure, stomach upset,
headache and in some cases, chest pain.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Mylan, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 1TL,
United Kingdom.

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Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not take Doxycycline after the expiry date
which is stated on the label or carton after
'EXP'. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month. If in a bottle keep well closed.
Store in a dry place, at a temperature below
25°C. Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

If you stop taking Doxycycline - Do not stop
taking Doxycycline without talking to your
doctor first. It is important to finish the course
of antibiotic as instructed by your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use
of this product, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.

Like all medicines, Doxycycline can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them. If
any of the following happen, stop taking
Doxycycline and tell your doctor
immediately or go to your nearest hospital
emergency department:

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5. HOW TO STORE DOXYCYCLINE

• avoid strong sunlight or ultra violet light as
Doxycycline can make the skin more
sensitive. If your skin becomes red and
patchy, tell your doctor as he may need to
stop treatment
• if you are having tests, such as liver
function tests or a urine test, tell your
doctor you are taking Doxycycline.
Taking other medicines - Please tell your
doctor if you are taking any other medicines
including medicines obtained without a
prescription, herbal medicines
or any of the following:
• anticoagulants to thin the blood e.g. Warfarin
• antacids, used for indigestion

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Doxycycline
capsules

PL 04569/0035 POM
10004814 XX0000XX
Mylan, Potters Bar, Herts., EN6 1TL, U.K.

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What Doxycycline contains - The active
substance is doxycycline hyclate, equivalent
to 100 mg of doxycycline. The other
ingredients are magnesium stearate, talc,
maize starch. The capsule shell is made of
gelatin and contains colourings, patent blue
(E131), titanium dioxide (E171) and iron
oxides (E172). The printing ink contains
shellac, titanium dioxide (E171), propylene
glycol and either ammonium hydroxide and
simeticone, or sodium hydroxide and povidone.

In this leaflet:
1. What Doxycycline is and what it is used for.
2. Before you take Doxycycline.
3. How to take Doxycycline.
4. Possible side effects.
5. How to store Doxycycline.
6. Further information.

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If you forget to take Doxycycline - If you
forget to take a dose of Doxycycline take it as
soon as you remember unless it is nearly time
for your next dose. Never take two doses at
the same time.
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a variety of infections including bacterial
infections that affect the eyes, nose, throat
and respiratory system (chest infections);
skin infections (acne), sexually transmitted
diseases and infections of the urinary tract;
malaria and diseases spread by either lice,
fleas, ticks (e.g. scrub typhus) or animals (e.g.
leptospirosis); to prevent traveller's diarrhoea,
scrub typhus, leptospirosis and malaria.

This leaflet was last approved in: 04/2011

• if you are pregnant or breast-feeding
• if you are a child under 12 years old; as
tetracyclines can affect growing bones
and teeth causing staining and reduce the
amount of enamel in the teeth.
Take special care with Doxycycline:
• if you have liver disease or are taking
medicine which can affect the liver
• if you suffer from a rare disorder called
porphyria
• if you suffer from myasthenia gravis
(a disease causing muscle weakness)
• if you have SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus)

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE DOXYCYCLINE
Do not take Doxycycline:
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
doxycycline, a similar medicine or any of
the other ingredients of Doxycycline

Stop taking this medicine and tell your
doctor straight away if this happens to
you. It is more likely in patients on long-term
treatment.
If you have SLE (lupus), Doxycycline may make
the symptoms worse. Stop taking this
medicine and tell your doctor if this happens
to you.

• allergic reactions such as severe skin
rashes, red itchy swollen skin, blistering of
the skin, swollen ankles, joint pain, fever,
swelling of the face or throat, tightening
of the chest and difficulty breathing, chest
pain, shock, low blood pressure, a racing
heart beat
• severe headaches with changes in
eyesight and blurred or double vision.

Other side effects include:
• muscle and joint pain
• feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, loss of
appetite, swelling of the tongue or mouth,
stomach pain, wind, feeling flushed, severe
diarrhoea with blood in the stools

Stop taking Doxycycline and tell your doctor
if your skin becomes sensitive to sunlight or
UV light. Doxycycline can cause staining of the
teeth during tooth development (e.g. during
pregnancy and if given to children under
12 years).

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Adults and the elderly - Take two capsules
(200 mg) on the first day (either as a single
dose or one capsule followed by a further 100 mg
capsule 12 hours later), followed by one 100 mg
capsule daily thereafter. To treat more serious
infections your doctor may prescribe two
capsules (200 mg) to be taken daily.
The following doses may be given to treat
the specific infection:
Sexually transmitted diseases: the
recommended dose is 100 mg twice daily.
Depending on the type of infection being
treated, your treatment may continue for
between 7 to 10 days.

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To prevent scrub typhus: take a single
dose of 200 mg of Doxycycline.

To treat malaria: (when Chloroquine is not
effective): The recommended dose is 200 mg
a day for at least 7 days. Your doctor will also
prescribe another medicine as well, possibly
Quinine, to help treat the disease.

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Driving and using machines - Do not drive
or use machines if you suffer from visual
disturbances such as blurred vision while
taking Doxycycline.

Treatment should continue for 4 weeks after
leaving the area.

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To prevent traveller's diarrhoea: the
recommended dose is 200 mg as a single
dose on the day of travel (or 100 mg followed
by a second dose of 100 mg twelve hours
later), then 100 mg daily throughout the stay
(up to 3 weeks).

To prevent malaria: The recommended
dose is 100 mg daily starting 1 or 2 days
before travelling to the malarial area.

To prevent leptospirosis: 200 mg once a week
throughout the stay in the area and 200 mg on
completion of the trip.
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Pregnancy and breast-feeding - Do not
take Doxycycline if you are pregnant or plan
to become pregnant, as it can affect the
development of your unborn baby. Do not
breast-feed if you are taking Doxycycline as it
can pass into breast milk. Ask your doctor or
pharmacist for advice before taking any
medicine.

Louse and tick-borne fevers (e.g. scrub
typhus): a single dose of 100 mg or 200 mg
Doxycycline.

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If any side effect gets serious, or if you notice
any side effects not mentioned in
the leaflet, please tell your pharmacist or
doctor.

Primary and secondary syphilis: the usual
dose is 200 mg twice a day for 2 weeks.

infection is clearing up.

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Your blood tests may show:
• reduction in red blood cells which can
make the skin pale or yellow and cause
weakness or breathlessness
• reduction in white blood cells which can
cause more infections e.g. colds than usual
• reduction in blood platelets which increase
risk of bleeding or bruising
• a rise in blood urea
• a rise in liver function tests.

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking this medicine. • Keep this leaflet.
You may need to read it again • If you have any
further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist
• This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others.It may harm them,
even if their symptoms are the same as yours
• If any side effect gets serious, or if you notice

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product category DOXYCYCLINE
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doxycycline
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