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Doxycycline - what is the usual dosage per day for a bacterial infection?

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masso 29 Feb 2016

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Infection
Manufacturers' general recommendations:
IV:
Initial dose: 200 mg IV on the first day, given in 1 or 2 infusions
Maintenance dose: 100 to 200 mg IV per day, depending on the severity of the infection; 200 mg may be given in 1 or 2 infusions

Oral:
Initial dose: 200 mg orally on the first day, given in 2 or 4 divided doses
Maintenance dose: 100 mg orally per day, given once a day or in 2 divided doses
More severe infections: 100 mg orally every 12 hours

Approved indications:
-For the treatment of rickettsial infections, respiratory tract infections, ophthalmic infections, sexually transmitted infections, relapsing fever, plague, tularemia, cholera, Campylobacter fetus infections, brucellosis, bartonellosis, trachoma
-When bacteriological testing indicates appropriate susceptibility, for the treatment of infections due to Escherichia coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Shigella species, Acinetobacter species, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella species
-When penicillin is contraindicated, as alternative therapy for yaws, listeriosis, Vincent's infection, actinomycosis, Clostridium species infections
-As adjunctive therapy for acute intestinal amebiasis, severe acne

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