Doxycycline

generic for Oracea

Doxycycline Warnings

  • Do not use this drug if you become pregnant.
  • Shake well before using.
  • This drug is best absorbed on an empty stomach. May take with food or milk to lessen chance of stomach upset if directed by your doctor.
  • Take this medication at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after magnesium or aluminum containing antacids, or other products containing calcium, iron or zinc.
  • Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to direct and/or artificial sunlight while using this medication.
  • Important: Finish all this medication unless otherwise directed by prescriber.
  • May cause diarrhea during treatment. If it persists or becomes severe, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Persistent diarrhea due to colitis may rarely occur weeks or months after using antibiotics. If this occurs, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Lactation Warnings

  • DENTAL STAINS & BONE GROWTH INHIBITION MAY OCCUR W/ EXTENDED USE

Pregnancy Warnings

  • Tetracycline class drugs may cause fetal harm, permanent discoloration of teeth, and reversible inhibition of bone growth when administered during pregnancy. Insufficient human data available. Animal data suggest developmental toxicity. Inform pregnant patient of the possible risk to fetus.