Doxycycline (Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg)
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Generic Doxycycline (Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg) guide:
What are the drugs that are marketed as Generic Doxycycline?
Doxycycline is the name of the active substance and the brand patented by Pfizer, a large pharmaceutical concern based in the U.S. The drug was discovered and then modified and tested in the early 1960s and approved by the FDA in 1967 for the treatment of infectious diseases. It is a semi-synthetic antibiotic, i.e. it is based on a natural substance but it is modified to increase the stability of the medication.
Subsequently, the formula became known to other drug makers who started manufacturing the same medication but under different names. These drugs are called generics. However, in some cases the generics are approved to be made and marketed even when the patent of the original developer hadn’t expired yet but it wasn’t the case with Doxycycline, so there were several law suits aimed to stop the production of generics and their marketing in the U.S. This even caused shortages of the medication and an enormous increase in the drug price in the country from 20 USD per five hundred pills to 1800 USD. However, the price subsequently has fallen down. Currently, numerous generics are made and distributed all around the world without any trouble and at considerably lower prices.
Are the generics as good as the brand drug?
The production and distribution of generics are encouraged and supported by the World Health Organization. The goal of their creation is to make people with different incomes get the access to modern effective medicines. Therefore, you can buy Generic Doxycycline without any worries that the drug may be inferior to the branded pills. The drugs marketed as generics are equally effective and safe as the expensive brand drugs. They are simply made by other manufacturers who didn’t invest in the development of the medication and are able to sell it cheaper. Moreover, in different countries, the prices of generics also differ. For example, you can buy the same drug in Poland several times cheaper than in the U.S. Some generics are unavailable in the U.S. because their manufacturers choose not to enter the market, so in order to get the medication much cheaper, you can order Doxycycline online from a pharmacy situated in another country.
When the medication should be used?
The drug is a semi synthetic antibiotic from the group of tetracyclines that has a wide spectrum of activity, i.e. is effective against a large number of different bacteria. You can buy Doxycycline Hyclate if your health care provider prescribes you the drug for the therapy of acne, bronchitis, gastroenteritis, Lyme disease, pneumonia, and other diseases. In general, the medication is used for different severity conditions. Some of the treatments can be performed at home, for instance, the treatment of acne, while others, such as anthrax, cholera, plague, Lyme disease, and others require hospitalization.
Although the drug is effective against a wide range of infections, we strongly recommend you to start using it only if your doctor prescribes you this medication based on the susceptibility tests, i.e. tests that show whether the bacteria that caused the disease is sensitive to this particular antibiotic.
It is also important to differentiate bacterial and viral infections. Sometimes their symptoms can be the same and only a doctor can identify the real cause and appoint appropriate therapy.
How the medication acts?
Doxycycline Hyclate has a bacteriostatic effect due to violation of protein synthesis in pathogens. It is effective contra aerobic Gram-positive bacteria and aerobic Gram-negative bacteria.
In some infections the drug can be used in a form of pills so you can order Doxycycline and start using it at home. The medication is promptly and almost entirely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed all over the tissues and fluids of the body. The 40% of antibiotic is excreted with urine in an unchanged form and the 60% is excreted with feces.
What are the recommended dosages and treatment durations for different infections?
First of all, there is no difference in the dosages and length of the therapy with generic and branded drug. It means that you can order Generic Doxycycline and follow your doctor recommendations strictly without any adjustments. In this medication guide, we give the instructions provided along with the pills for mild to moderate-severity infections. For the instructions for more serious infections, please consult a specialist.
Doxycycline tablets are taken orally during or after meal to avoid the irritation of esophagus and stomach. Wash down the pills with sufficient amount of water or milk. The recommended time of intake is several hours before sleep to avoid the irritation of esophagus and stomach.
The duration of the therapy is established by a doctor. The therapy should be extended for the following 24-48 hours after the symptoms elimination.
In streptococcal infections, the medication should be used for at least for 10 days to prevent complications development.
The dosages for adults and children older than 12 years of age and the body weight over 45 kg:
In the first day of acute infection, the daily dosage is 200 mg taken in a single intake or split into 2 intakes with an interval of 12 hours. In the following days, the daily dosage is 100 mg a day. For the therapy of severe infections and especially chronic urological infections, the drug should be used in the dosage of 200 mg during the entire treatment course either in one or divided intakes.
Dosage adjustments for certain groups of patients
The instruction doesn’t provide adjustment recommendations for people with liver or kidney dysfunction. If you suffer from liver or kidney function impairment, consult your health care provider about the medication use before you buy Doxycycline.
Is Generic Doxycycline safe for pregnant and lactating women?
The medication is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation. Doxycycline penetrates the placenta and can provoke irreversible discoloration of the teeth, hypoplasia of the enamel, suppression of bone growth and fragility of the fetal skeleton, as well as the development of fatty liver infiltration. If the use of the drug is inevitable during lactation, a woman should suspend breastfeeding for the entire treatment course duration.
Whom Doxycycline Hyclate is contraindicated?
Do not order Generic Doxycycline Hyclate if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have an allergy to the medication’s components or tetracyclines, severe liver function impairment, leukopenia, and for children below 8 years of age.
What adverse reactions can Doxycycline or its generic cause?
The medications can cause allergic reactions such as rash, itching, toxic epidermal necrosis, and others. If you have any allergic reactions, stop using the drug immediately and inform your doctor about them.
Other reactions include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, elevation of hepatic transaminases, bilirubin, and development of neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, and others. In the case of malaise during the therapy, inform your doctor about any symptoms that you experience.
Interactions of the antibiotic with other medicines
The medicine can negatively interact with certain medications. Therefore, if you currently use any drugs or supplements, you should inform your doctor and ask him or her whether the concurrent use is safe before you buy Generic Doxycycline.
Therapy in case of Doxycycline overdose
In the case of an overdose, it is necessary to cancel the drug and begin symptomatic treatment. Dialysis does not affect the half-life and is ineffective in the case of an overdose.
Where to buy Doxycycline cheap?
We have already mentioned that the drug price is quite different in different countries. Therefore, if you live in the country where this antibiotic is expensive, you can order Doxycycline from our online pharmacy to save while getting the same treatment.
Generic Doxycycline shipping
Our pharmacy will ship your order wherever you live in the shortest time possible. We offer different shipping options that will suit any budget and urgency. Contact our consultants to find out more or read the terms in the relevant section of our pharmacy.
Our doctor prescribes Doxycycline Hyclate online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Doxycycline Hyclate arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.