Some more information about the med says that it is important to take Doxycycline with plenty of water (or other fluids) while in an upright position, in order to prevent the medication from irritating the throat.
Perhaps lay down would have an irritating effect so it is recommended to stay in an upright position when Doxycycline has been taken, however please do reconfirm this with the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med.
Take care, best wishes!
I have taken doxyclyline because I am allergic to penicillian for years. They tell you that because when you lay down it can seep up into the ephosegus(sp)& can cause irritation & heartburn. Some meds are like that. My biophosphastes when I used to take them Had to be taken when you first get up in the AM with a full glass of water. Nothing else for 35 minutes. No pills, or coffee or anything! I'd sit in the recliner, upright of course & wait for the coffee to finish perking before I re-opened my peepers. Some drugs are just like that... Hope it clears your infection. Mine is always a sinus infection, but now they use Levaquin, which just went generic by the way. Good luck to you...
- Doxycycline Information for Consumers
- Doxycycline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Doxycycline (detailed)
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