Buy Doxycycline for travel
Doxycycline is one of the antibiotics found in our travel packs and is to be used for lung, bowel, urine and sexually transmitted infections. Please remember that it is always best to be examined by a doctor to ascertain if you need to take this antibiotic. There may be more targeted antibiotics available for your need. Taking Doxycycline when you don't need to contributes to antibiotic resistance, a global health problem.
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Doxycycline capsules contain the active substance doxycycline as doxycycline monohydrate. Doxycycline is an antibiotic belonging to a group of medicines called tetracyclines. It is used to treat many different types of infections in different parts of the body.
Doxycycline is not suitable if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Doxycycline or other tetracycline antibiotics such as minocycline, tetracycline or oxytetracycline or any of the other ingredients of this medicine listed in the patient information leaflet.
Antacids (indigestion remedies), iron preparations, oral zinc or bismuth can reduce the effectiveness of Doxycycline
Doxycycline capsules can affect the action of some other medicines, these include:
All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.
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Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.
Doxycycline 100mg Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: doxycycline
Is it safe to buy Doxycycline online?
Unfortunately, there are many websites selling counterfeit or fake medicines, including antibiotics such as Doxycycline. To ensure you only ever buy real medicines online, always use a registered online doctor and pharmacy. Registered doctors and pharmacies will have links to their registration credentials with the regulating bodies they subscribe to in the UK.
Is Doxycycline stronger than amoxicillin?
Doxycycline and amoxicillin are both broad spectrum antibiotics that target bacteria and are therefore used for bacterial infections. They work slightly different from one another though. Doxycycline is bacteriostatic, which means that it inhibits the growth of bacteria. Amoxicillin is bactericidal, which means that it kills bacteria. Deciding which antibiotic to use will depend on the bacteria causing the infection.
Do you need a prescription for Doxycycline?
Yes, you need a prescription to buy Doxycycline as it is a prescription only medication. This also applies when buying antibiotics online. Anytime Doctor Will only issue your prescription after you have completed a full doctor assessment for the travel pack.
Can I buy Doxycycline over the counter?
In the UK all antibiotics require a prescription. Whilst travelling, you may come across countries where antibiotics such as Doxycycline are available over the counter. We do not recommend you purchase antibiotics over the counter like this or online without a prescription. If you do not get your antibiotics from a reputable source, you may risk buying counterfeit or fake medicines which can harm your health.
Why can't you lay down after taking Doxycycline?
You should not lie down immediately after taking Doxycycline as it is known to cause irritation to the food pipe (oesophagus). It is also best to avoid taking Doxycycline before going to bed.
Last Reviewed 12/05/2020 Authored 27/02/2011
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