Doxycycline Hyclate Oral Capsule 100Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Doxycycline Hyclate: Oral capsule (100mg)

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Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Cap
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: DAN 5440 DAN 5440 
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Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Cap
West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp
Pill Identification: West-ward 3142 
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Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: West-ward 3142 

What is this Medicine?

DOXYCYCLINE (dox i SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. It is used to treat many kinds of infections, like dental, skin, respiratory, and urinary tract infections. It also treats acne, Lyme disease, malaria, and certain sexually transmitted infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Doxycycline Hyclate: Oral capsule(100mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Capsule

NDC: 005915440
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Anthrax Prophylaxis, Yaws, Chancroid, Urethritis, Anthrax, Scrub Typhus, Non-gonococcal Urethritis (NGU), Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Rickettsial Pox, Pharyngitis, Syphilis, Chlamydia Infection, Otitis Media, Actinomycosis, Q Fever, Malaria Prophylaxis, Psittacosis, Listeriosis, Sinusitis, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Bartonellosis, Cholera, Murine Typhus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Brucellosis, Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis, Relapsing Fever, Bronchitis, Granuloma Inguinale, Cervicitis, Gonorrhea, Acne Vulgaris, Proctitis, Tularemia, Amebiasis, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, Plague, Community-acquired Pneumonia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Biliary Tract Infections, Chlamydial Infection Prophylaxis, Dentoalveolar Infection, Prostatitis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Bacterial Conjunctivitis, Malaria, Cellulitis, Filariasis, Lyme Arthritis, Skin And Skin Structure Infections, Surgical Infection Prophylaxis, Epididymitis, Lyme Meningitis, Intraabdominal Infections, Lyme Carditis, Bone And Joint Infections, Dental Infection, Osteomyelitis, Periodontitis, Leptospirosis, Lyme Disease Prophylaxis, Orthopedic Device-related Infection, Lyme Disease, Legionnaire's Disease, Traveler's Diarrhea, Traveler's Diarrhea Prophylaxis, Enterocolitis, Tularemia Prophylaxis, Erythema Migrans, Tubo-ovarian Abscess, Plague Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store below 86 degrees F
Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Capsule
Drug Image file DrugItem_3448.JPG
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: DAN 5440 DAN 5440 
Shape: capsule
Color: blue

Reported Side Effects for Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Capsule

Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
1.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
2.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
5.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Calcium-containing foods and Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Capsule(Doxycycline Hyclate)
Calcium-containing foods and Doxycycline(Doxycycline Hyclate)
Take Doxycyline with plenty of fluid to reduce the risk of irritation to the stomach or esophagus (tube leading from mouth to stomach). For best results give Doxycycline at least 1 hour prior to or 2 hours after a meal and/or milk. Doxycycline may be taken with foods or milk if stomach irritation occurs.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Foods High in Iron and Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Capsule(Doxycycline Hyclate)
Foods High in Iron and Doxycycline(Doxycycline Hyclate)
Take Doxycyline with plenty of fluid to reduce the risk of irritation to the stomach or esophagus (tube leading from mouth to stomach). For best results give Doxycycline at least 1 hour prior to or 2 hours after a meal and/or milk. Doxycycline may be taken with foods or milk if stomach irritation occurs.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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