Periostat (Doxycycline Hyclate)
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Doxycycline Hyclate Information
(dox i sye' kleen)
Before receiving doxycycline injection,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to doxycycline, minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn), tetracycline (Achromycin V), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in doxycycline injection. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) or penicillin (Bicillin, PfizerPen). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs).
- you should know that doxycycline injection may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives (birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections). Talk to your doctor about using another form of birth control.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while receiving doxycycline injection, call your doctor.
- plan to avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Doxycycline injection may make your skin sensitive to sunlight.
- you should know that when doxycycline is used during pregnancy or in babies or children up to age 8, it can cause the teeth to become permanently stained. Doxycycline injection should not be used in children under age 8 unless your doctor decides it is needed.
- loss of appetite
- difficulty or pain when swallowing
- swollen tongue
- severe diarrhea (watery or bloody stools) that may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment
- blurred vision
- stomach cramps
- swelling of the face, eyes, mouth, throat, tongue, or lips
- difficulty breathing or swallowing