Treatment description: Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a treatment which can be used to treat and cure many bacterial, viral and parasitic infections including sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, ureaplasma urealyticum, and non-specific urethritis. Doxycycline works by targeting the pathogens which produce these infections in the body, leaving them in a weakened state so the immune system can naturally rid them from your body.

How does Doxycycline work?

Doxycycline works at a foundation level by attacking the bacteria, parasite or virus and limiting its ability to reproduce. This means the pathogens behind the infection cannot grow and multiply to gain control of the healthy cells, allowing your immune system to eradicate and remove the foreign body.

What are the benefits of Doxycycline capsules?

Doxycycline is designed to be effective at preventing most bacterial sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, non-specific urethritis, and ureaplasma urealyticum. Doxycycline works for most people with limited adverse reactions. This is because it is taken as a lower dose than its rivals over a longer period of time. This gives the body more time to adjust to the medication which makes it a great choice for those who have had bad experiences with other antibiotics, particularly for the treatment of a sexually transmitted infection.

What are the side effects of Doxycycline?

As with all other medications, Doxycycline can cause side effects in a minority of users. Some of the most common side effects include indigestion, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea although if you do experience these, they are unlikely to last for long. If adverse reactions persist, you are advised to seek urgent medical attention from a doctor.

Who can take Doxycycline 100mg?

Doxycycline is an effective prescription treatment for anyone who has been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection including chlamydia, ureaplasma urealyticum, and non-specific urethritis. However, it is not advisable to take this medication if you are allergic to any of the treatment's ingredients.

You should speak to your doctor if you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding, have liver problems or are sensitive to light as a revised dose may be considered to suit your individual needs. Always ensure that any medication you are currently taking is mentioned in your medical consultation with the doctor.

Dosage information

Doxycycline 100mg has been conveniently designed so it can be taken with or without food, but if taken with food, you are less likely to experience any stomach irritation. When taking this medication you are advised to avoid consuming alcohol and should remain upright for at least 30 minutes after taking the tablet – this is to ensure the treatment is absorbed into your body correctly.

An exact dose to take will be decided by your doctor and will be based on which sexually transmitted infection you are trying to treat. However, it is usually the case that those suffering from chlamydia, ureaplasma urealyticum or non-specific urethritis will be prescribed a 100mg dose to be taken two times a day for a period of seven to ten days.

It is important to note that you should still continue with this treatment even if you think you are cured. It is advised that you take an STD test no less than two weeks after the treatment has finished, so you can be sure that you are free of the infection.

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