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Doxycycline topical Side Effects

Applies to doxycycline topical: mucous membrane kit.


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting, gum discomfort, pain or soreness; loss of tooth attachment, increased pocket depth, toothache, pressure sensitivity, periodontal abscess, exudate, infection, drainage, extreme mobility, suppuration, thermal tooth sensitivity, gum inflammation, swelling, sensitivity, soft tissue erythema, sore mouth, unspecified pain, indigestion, upset stomach, stomachache, diarrhea, tooth mobility, bone loss, periapical abscess, lesion, aphthous ulcer, canker sores, fistula, endodontic abscess, pulpitis, jaw pain, tooth loss, broken tooth, and bleeding gums.[Ref]


Cardiovascular side effects have included high blood pressure.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included skin infection or inflammation.[Ref]


Genitourinary side effects have included premenstrual tension syndrome.[Ref]


General side effects have included fever.[Ref]


Musculoskeletal side effects have included body aches, soreness, muscle aches, backache, pain in arms or legs, lower back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included ear infection, tension headache and sleeplessness.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included cough, common colds, flu, stuffy head, post nasal drip, congestion, sore throat, sinus infection, bronchitis, and allergies.[Ref]


1. (2001) "Product Information. Atridox (doxycycline topical)." Block Drug Company

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.