Doxycycline Hyclate Gram Negative Bacteria, Metoclopramide Hcl, Anti Histamine, Tea Tea, Stomach Pain
The drug Doxycycline belongs to the tetracycline group of barrow spectrum antibiotics particularly aimed at killing gram-negative bacteria such as those causing Lyme disease, inhibition of malaria virus transcription, etc. The problem however with this ... more »
The drug Doxycycline belongs to the tetracycline group of barrow spectrum antibiotics particularly aimed at killing gram-negative bacteria such as those causing Lyme disease, inhibition of malaria virus transcription, etc. The problem however with this drug is the severe side effects it brings about... Which ranges from all symptoms stated on this web page. It is therefore thought that one has to stop the drug in order to halt the occurrence of the side effects. WRONG! Do not stop doxycycline regardless of what pain or discomfort you are experiencing. It is important to always complete the dosage to the last grain as bacteria have a very high ability to develop resistance from this drug. ONly stop the drug if you develop adverse reactions or allergic reactions which can result in date. Such cases, fortunately are quite rare. Here are a few things to take/do to ease the symptoms.
Stomach Pain- Down as many glasses of water as you can. The pain is brought about by the drug still being present in the digestive system long after food has been absorbed. It is a slow acting drug, releasing its active agents gently into the human body. Hence, taking it with lots of food at d same time wont prevent the drug from causing stomach pain/cramps. Do this as often as you can.
Drowsiness-confusion- Steaming hot cup of tea. Tea doesn't react with the drug and revitalizes your brain.
Rash- An anti-histamine usually does the trick
Sunburn- Use a sunblock!
Lower back pain- This is a less frequent side effect but has been reported in some instances... causes a lot of discomfort. Pop two analgesics and take a 15minute walk. Clears up like magic.
Nausea- Metoclopramide Hcl... This eases off the nausea. It is not an antacid.
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