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Below are Doxycycline reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 38 ratings/reviews, Doxycycline has an overall score of 6.74. The effectiveness score is 7.74 and the side effect score is 7.21. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Doxycycline review by 32 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   mastitis
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken twice a day for the period of only 3-4 days because of side effects
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   ibuprophen for pain
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   None because I had to stop taking it due to the side effects.
Side effects:   Severe abdominal spasms/pain and diarrhea
Comments:   Was supposed to take it to clear up my mastitis but couldn't complete the treatment because my abdominal pain was too severe. I was changed to a different antibiotic.

 

Doxycycline review by medical professional caring for 43 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken bid for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   decrease in acne pustules
Side effects:   photosensitivity
Comments:   Take medication twice a day in combination with good skin care

 

Doxycycline review by 26 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken twice a day for the period of three months
Other conditions:   Yeast Infection, Vaginal Dryness, Facial peeling, Photo-sensitivity
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My face and back acne cleared up within two weeks of regular use
Side effects:   nausea, vaginal discomfort (dryness)
Comments:   the frustrating thing is that the acne will return shortly after you stop the treatment.

 

Doxycycline review by 17 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne
Dosage & duration:   50 mg daily taken once daily for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Controlled acne breakouts to some extent when on drug.
Side effects:   n/a
Comments:   Took Doxylin 50 mg once daily for 3 months. Improved acne during that time. However after stopping treatment. Acne came back. Was also using oil-free based cleanser twice daily at the time. Avoided oily foods, ate heaps of fruit and veg.

 

Doxycycline review by 57 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   rosacea
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken once a day for the period of 3 months, but need to take forever
Other conditions:   eye involvement
Other drugs taken:   natural hormone replacement
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I didn't know I was suppose to keep taking, so after one month, stop the medication & that's when the rosacea got worse & the eye involvement started. I had to go to an eye doctor & get eye drops. My dermatologist started me back on the doxycycline & said I had to take it "forever".
Side effects:   If if take the 100 mg, I get an upset stomach, so I called the doctor & asked him to replace the medication with two 50mg tablets each day, which I've been taking for a week & it works much better.
Comments:   I need to take the medication twice a day, but one hour before eating or two hours after, which has turned out to be a really big nuisance, since I like to eat six small meals a day.

 

Doxycycline review by medical professional caring for 22 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken bid for the period of 60 days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Excellent improvement of papular pustular acne
Side effects:   Mild GI upset
Comments:   doxy 100 mg po bid for 60 days then off

 

Doxycycline review by 23 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   infected throat and lung
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken 2x /day for the period of 7 days
Other conditions:   n/a
Other drugs taken:   n/a
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The drug relieved the sore throat and lungs, albeit within two or three days. I continued to have coughing fits only at night.
Side effects:   The side effects were moderate, however the medication should not be taken prior to going to bed. I had an irritated esophagus and horrible indigestion for a full day and a half because the medication did not dissolve correctly as I had lied down.
Comments:   The doctor prescribed doxycycline to me to eradicate my infected throat and lungs. The treatment was intended for 7 days at 100mg a pill and the instructions were to take 2 pills a day, however, following the side effects, I took one pill a day until.

 

Doxycycline review by 56 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   lyme ? or unknown
Dosage & duration:   100mg bid po 30 days taken bid for the period of 30 days
Other conditions:   sinusitis
Other drugs taken:   astelin, steroid nasal spray, clarinex ibuprofen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   less fatigue, decreased head aches,skin became less red in color joint pains reduced, slept better
Side effects:   none i could tell at this time. if has been known to cause skin irritation due to sunlight, but due to the weather this has not been an issue
Comments:   take 100 mg tab bid after eating and at least 30 minutes before going to bed in pm

 

Doxycycline review by 24 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Clamydia
Dosage & duration:   2 tablets a day taken twice a day for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   acne
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My chlamydia went a way and i made a complete recovery. My acne also temporarily went away, which was good. However, it did come back after i stopped taking it, which meant it was somewhat useless.
Side effects:   I had diahrea and some stomach upsets....While i wasn't taking it for my acne, it seemed to have helped it. However, the Diahrea is something i've had with most antibiotics. I countered it by having acidophilus supplements, which worked really well.
Comments:   None i can describe, just took two tablets a day. One before breakfast and one before dinner. The treatment lasted ten days and i took it religiously. I did have to take other acidophilus containing products to control the side effects but it was fortunate that it lasted only 10 days.

 

Doxycycline review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pneumonia
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken bid for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   fast onset of action. quicker than a zpak with is erythromycin. for 5 days. Onset of action is faster and patient starts to feel better in two days versus a week.
Side effects:   mild nausea, mild stomach irritation, can develop yeast infection for can you can counter these effects by taking a little food by mouth with the antibiotics however the food cannot be dairy. Also to counter the possibility an yeast infection eat yogurt but only 1 hour before taking the pills or 2 hours after taking the pills
Comments:   take by mouth twice daily for 10 days

 

Doxycycline review by 40 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne
Dosage & duration:   50mg per day, taken once a day at night taken once a day for 3 months for the period of Once a day for 3 months
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   There was an improvement in the healing time for acne
Side effects:   Severe acid stomach and cramping, to the point where I could no longer take the medicine. I stopped taking Doxycycline for a year and tried topical clindamycin and other potential treatments but none worked. Therefore, I started on Doxycycline treatment again after a year as it had led to some improvement in my acne. Within 3 days, I again had severe stomach acidity and cramping and had to stop taking it.
Comments:   50mg Doxycycline taken one at night with food, meant to be 2 - 3 month treatment for acne. Unable to continue with treatment. By the way, the most effective treatment I have now found for treating current acne is Freederm, a nicotinamide based product which is the only topical treatment I have found that improves my acne. It does not prevent new acne outbreaks. And the best treatment I have found for acid stomach is Barley Greens, better than all over the counter acid stomach treatments and better than Zoton.

 

Doxycycline review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bronchitis
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken once a day for the period of 7 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   synthroid, prilosec
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I didn't feel that it was beneficial but the cough and yellow phelgm production lead me believe my bronchitis was bacterial therefore i had my doctor prescribe an antibiotic. the one would not have been my choice for a respiratory issue.
Side effects:   I took the first dose without food liek the direction said and about 20 minutes later i was vomiting.
Comments:   I was to take 2 tablets the first day and then one a day for 6 days. after the fifth day my congestion/phlegm was clear so i stopped the medication. i continued to have the irritating bronchitis wheezey cough. so now i'm not sure the antibiotic really helped.

 

Doxycycline review by 44 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   deep gum pockets
Dosage & duration:   20 mg taken twice a day for the period of five months so far
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   So far so good. Will know more after six month mark when x-rays are taken to see if pockets are closing. One area that was highly inflamed before the deep cleaning appears to be healing well. No inflammation there and more pink as opposed to the red color it was before.
Side effects:   I was told yeast infections are a common side-effect with antibiotics. I noticed the beginnings of one after about four weeks so I started eating two 6 oz low-fat organic yogurts a day and I haven't had that problem again.
Comments:   one year low-dose doxycycline. About five months into the treatment.

 

Doxycycline review by 24 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken once daily for the period of Two weeks
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   Benzoyl Peroxide 5%
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Much reduced occurrence of papules and pustules. Increased healing time and generally results in a clearer skin. The combination of topical benzoyl peroxide with oral doxycycline seem to synergistic reducing the severity of acne.
Side effects:   None. But reduction of dosage seem to bring about the recurrence of acne.
Comments:   Doxycycline was administered in the form of a capsule. Taken orally with a full glass of water for each dose of capsule. It was taken once a day.

 

Doxycycline review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Perioral dermatitis
Dosage & duration:   100 mg bid taken twice a day for the period of one month
Other conditions:   fair, 48 year old skin
Other drugs taken:   yazmin, methathiamazole
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   There was a persistent area of blister like bumps on lower face similar to acne but without resolution. With this treatment, the bumps disappeared and didn't return for one year.
Side effects:   Slight nausea if not taken with food. No other side effects were noted.
Comments:   Topical and oral antifungals and anti virals were tried. Additionally, topical corticosteroids were attempted with no results. Within days of beginning the doxycycline, the rash began to disappear and didn't return for almost a year. Again the cycle began a year later with immediate start of doxycycline and the same results as the previous year. I understand that peri oral dermatitis is not uncommon in women of my age and is thought to be hormone and stress related, much like acne in adolecents.

 

Doxycycline review by 40 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   M.R.S.A.
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken 2 times a day for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   on and off constipation
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   the treatment benefits were good because i had mrsa and have for my 3rd time in 2 1/2 months.the itchyness goes away,quick working,and does work.though i feel with mrsa,treatment should be longer,and a slightly higher dose.due to the chance it not being wiped out of body entirely.the 2nd time i got mrsa,it took care of it,but not entirely.made boil the size of a sand grain ,or rice maybe?!..now on it again,for 30 days,and began taking today.no results yet.
Side effects:   nausea the first couple days,headache,fixed constipation issues for the time,tiredness,but after a few days or so,was back to self,but MUST STAY OUT OF THE SUN.and if your even going out for 5 minutes in the sun,at all, i recommend a 50 spf sunscreen!photosensitivity will occur.,stay very very hydrated as well.for some reason,this med made me thirsty.
Comments:   the treatment benefits were good because i had mrsa and was hospitalized,then on pills and intravenous drips at the hospital outpatient for 6 days following release from hospital stay,then 2 more weeks on an oral antibiotic after finishing the infusions..that was a wide assortment of meds..mrsa was gone.about a month and a half later,i got mrsa again.but not as severe,but did catch it as it started to feel like a pimple,not a boil..(dont know how i keep getting it.noone in family has/had it.),and was put on doxycycline(reference above) for 10 days,2 x a day,at 100 mg.and followed the directions.i also used on occassion,an antibiotic shower wash,and 100 % pimple cream for the outside..i had 2 boils that quickly faded,and skin healed better,and seemed like it was wiped out.they were about the size of a small dime when started meds this time.by day 3,i felt a lot better,no longer severely itchy where the boils were(common symptom with mrsa),by day 10,they were the size of a grain of sand/rice..it seemed to be gone.now it is 2 weeks later.2 new boils on the same spot an old was "supposedly healed" and 1 new spot...so now on doxycycline again for 30 days and following up with physicians...this all started with what was thought a boil.1 boil on my junk,that had to be lanced.i recommend anyone going into a hopspital for a procedure,to be cut,opened,be put on a good antibiotic 1 week before having it done,and then be put on it afterwards for 2 weeks as well..thats my opinion,but maybe it'd help curb the spread.though they deemed mine being community aquired,i tend to doubt it.

 

Doxycycline review by 27 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Gonorrhea
Dosage & duration:   10000mg taken constantly for the period of By drip
Other conditions:   Genital warts
Other drugs taken:   LSD
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My name is Nick Gikas- I considered myself a bit of a playboy until I caught a dose off a 54 year old pre-op tranny hooker-$250 NOT well spent. However, after seeing my local friendly doc and spending considerable time in hospital, this stuff cleared up Mr Tiny in no time. However, my arse is still in tatters and I've had to downscale from marrows to cucumbers in my spare time.
Side effects:   Boyfriend not happy
Comments:   After being on drip for considerable time now crush tabs and rub them directly into helm

 

Doxycycline review by 29 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken 2 x day for the period of 6 months
Other conditions:   blepharitis/rosacea
Other drugs taken:   toubradex
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Treatment for three conditions all in one drug.
Side effects:   Stomach upset, sun sensitivity.
Comments:   I'm unlucky to have three conditions that affect the attractiveness of my face. I've struggled with acne since youth, and I've also had chronic blepharitis since age 12. I am not heading into my 30's, and I'm beginning to develop rosacea on my upper cheeks, which could be contributing to my blepharitis. Some days, I just don't feel like leaving the house because of how I look. Doxycycline has helped clear up the acne and the rosacea symtoms. However, it wasn't as affective at treating my blepharitis, so I'm not going to try a topical antibiotic, which has worked in the past.

 

Doxycycline review by 21 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Chest Infection
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken 2x 100mg on 1st day, 1x 100mg 6 days for the period of 7days in total
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   microgynon 30
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Next to none - bringing up rubbish did seem to stop at one point - but not for long.
Side effects:   Day 2 I had vomiting & feeling sick for up to 4hours.The vomiting itself only lasted 15mins, mainly due to having little food in my stomach. The worst thing was being unable to keep water down. I have also experienced an upset stomach & achey bones.
Comments:   I had to take 2x 100mg tabs on the 1st day & then 1x 100mg tablets for the following 6 days. Although at one point the bringing up of rubbish was reduced, it didnt last very long & my chest is still feeling like I have an anvil on it =( I found that I had to eat 2 rounds of dry toast 30mins before taking the tablet & ensuring I was upright for a min of 45mins after taking the tablet to ensure I wasnt sick.

 

Doxycycline review by 24 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   perioral dermatitis
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken once a day for the period of 20 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   clyndamicin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   perioral dermatitis disappear completely during the treatment, but occured again after 2 months. During that time I used only natural toothpaste with no flouride in it. I haven't used any cosmetics during the treatment, but I started using facial cream after a week when dermatitis disappered avoiding the area around the mouth. Continue taking 100mg a day for 40 days and I'll see.
Side effects:   no side effects
Comments:   perioral dermatitis disappear completely during the treatment, but occured again after 2 months. Continue taking 100mg a day for 40 days and I'll see

 

Doxycycline review by 54 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   rosacea
Dosage & duration:   unknown (dosage frequency: once day) for the period of 1 and one half years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   alprazolam as needed
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   less redness in the face
Side effects:   none known
Comments:   I also wash with sulfa cream now and see a dermatologist yearly. I did not know that I had rosacea early in life, though I really blushed easily. I did too much sun tanning as a child and young adult resulting in many burns (mostly mild) Now I would like to find help for new age spots and large pores and collagen building. Thanks!

 

Doxycycline review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Cat bite
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken twice daily for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   allergy to penicillin
Other drugs taken:   OTC pseudoephedrine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have tried various alternatives to penicillin and this has been the best. I had a nasty cat bite (a tooth stuck in my bone, so it was deep). I was told I was highly likely to get a a deep and painful infection given the depth of the bite. So I was warned to take all of these or I'd be back later for IV treatment and it would be a far longer course. Well, I took 8 of the 10 days prescribed and not only did I never get an infection, I had few side effects. There was, perhaps, a slight stomach upset but not even enough to need what I standardly use -- yogurt. I'd recommend this to those who need a penicillin replacement.
Side effects:   slight nausea - hardly noticeable
Comments:   I took the Doxycycline for 8 of the ten days prescribed, taking two pills per day.

 

Doxycycline review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   anti-malarial
Dosage & duration:   100 mg QD taken daily for the period of 2.5 months
Other conditions:   Allergic Rhinitis
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I did not contract malaria and I also noticed some increase in the clarity of my skin.
Side effects:   No milk at time of medicine ingestion and very rare stomach upset. Additionally there was probably a slight increase in sun sensitivity but I was using a very powerful sunscreen so this was not a significant problem.
Comments:   Taken before during and after travel to India. I starting taking it several days before leaving and took it daily while there and for 1 month after returning.

 

Doxycycline review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   severe peridontal disease
Dosage & duration:   20 mg daily taken 18 months for the period of 18 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   female hormonal supplements
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had persistent periodontal problems, both stressful and painful. Every dentist I saw told me I was going to lose my teeth. This drug cleared up the condition. It protected me against inflammation for the entire period of time that I took it. I continued taking the drug much longer than is usually recommended because it was so effective. The effectiveness did not seem to diminish.
Side effects:   None.
Comments:   A dentist in my dental HMO prescribed it and was willing to continue to do so because I implored him to do so.

 

Doxycycline review by 26 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne and perioral dermatitis
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken twice daily for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   oral contraceptives
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The perioral dermatitis cleared up within the first week. I had been suffering with it for several months. My acne cleared up significantly, but I still had the occasional lesion.
Side effects:   I had almost a continuous yeast infection, despite taking probiotics. I also had some nausea and dizziness.
Comments:   I was prescribed doxycycline for three months and then put on a stronger antibiotic because the acne was not completely gone.

 

Doxycycline review by medical professional caring for 43 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne
Dosage & duration:   Not sure 250 mg 3 per day taken every day for the period of Years
Other conditions:   Over time patient developed darker teeth due to the doxycline being incorporated in the tertiery den
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Helped with acne but long term use darker her teeth due to sunlight exposure and a reaction with the doxycycline and the tertiary enamel still being laid down inside the tooth. Long term I gestation of this drug combined with sunlight exposure might darken teeth over years
Side effects:   As above
Comments:   The drug was given to patients for years. She was mail carrier with sun exposure. I believe theta is correlation of long term I gestation of drug and internal staining of tooth

 

Doxycycline review by 20 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   STD Clamydia
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken twice a day for the period of 7days only
Other conditions:   Acne
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   chlamydia cleared after the 7day treatment.acne cleared which was a plus but came bk once treatment stopped. not many benfits cause i suffered so much with side effects and didnt take any other medication cause didnt know what i could take.
Side effects:   Severe nausea, severe headaches, tiredness, dizziness, constipation,abdominal pain.
Comments:   take 2 a day, one in morning and one in afternoon! for 7days with food with plenty of water.

 

Doxycycline review by 53 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   rosacea
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken 1 2x daily for the period of 5 months
Other conditions:   facial spider veins
Other drugs taken:   multi vitamin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It did help with the red blotchy skin that the rosacea was causing and the heat that I would feel when the rosacea would kick in. It also helped with pimples and welts that would sometimes come on during a bought of the rosacea.
Side effects:   Side effects were it caused my skin to become extremely dried out. Used more moisturizer which did not seem to help. I also became very sensitive to the sun which was a problem because even if i used sunscreen I would become blotchy looking.
Comments:   The Dr. had me take one 100mg pill 2 x a day. Said I would need to use for an indefinite amount of time. After 5 months I went off of them because I couldn't be outside much.

 

Doxycycline review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   severe peridontal disease
Dosage & duration:   20 mg daily taken 18 months for the period of 18 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   female hormonal supplements
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had persistent periodontal problems, both stressful and painful. Every dentist I saw told me I was going to lose my teeth. This drug cleared up the condition. It protected me against inflammation for the entire period of time that I took it. I continued taking the drug much longer than is usually recommended because it was so effective. The effectiveness did not seem to diminish.
Side effects:   None.
Comments:   A dentist in my dental HMO prescribed it and was willing to continue to do so because I implored him to do so.

 

Doxycycline review by 21 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne
Dosage & duration:   2 x 50mg once a day taken 2 tablets taken once a day for the period of 6 months
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Easy to take, began noticing a difference within two weeks
Side effects:   Skin became a little bit sensitive to some face washes, moisturisers
Comments:   I am still on this drug. So far it has been great, i take two tablets immediately after lunch. I also wash my face morning and night and use differin gel prescribed too. It has been fantastic my skin is clearing up great. Dont expect results overnight be patient work out a routine and it should work for u

 

Doxycycline review by 21 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sinus infection
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken 2x a day for the period of 7 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   it seemed to begin clearing up my sinuses but stopped taking it because of side effects after 2 days
Side effects:   my lips, mouth, and face began going numb and tingling after only first dose. i thought it was all in my head until i continued the treatment and it kept getting worse. i had muscle spasms all over my body and a weird fluttering in my heart. it is/was horrible.
Comments:   i first took zithromax for my sinuses but kept repeatedly throwing it up, so was prescribed doxycycline and decided the side effects were so bad i'd rather keep throwing up the zithromax.

 

Doxycycline review by 42 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne with Cystic Fibrosis genetic condition
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken twice a day for the period of 30 days first treatment then pause 1 mth
Other conditions:   Cystic Fibrosis
Other drugs taken:   Azithromycine 250mg per day
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Cleared up my Acne Vulgaris (acne turned into a big boil) and also coincidentally helped manage my lung condition. Usually I take ciprofloxacin 750mg twice a day, two weeks on and two weeks off for my CF, in addition to Azithromycin 250mg every day..BUT when I am off the Cipro i find that my lung condition very gradually deteriorates when I am not on Cipro. My finding was that when I was off the Cipro, and on the Doxycycline, the Doxycycline happen to help "maintain"or slow down the exacerbation of my lung condition.
Side effects:   YES. Besides being more suceptable to sunburn, being in a tropical climate i felt I was VERY much more suceptable to heat exhaustion symptoms. I overcame this by taking double dosage of Salt tablets, and wearing a wet/cool towel around my neck to prevent the sun exposure on back of my neck. Wore a hat at all times also.
Comments:   Doxycycline 100mg twice a day, after meals, with no milk for 1 mour before or after. To helpe with side effects I took 16-22 salt tablets per day (being in a tropical climate) plus panadol 2 tablets twice a day after meals. I found the panadol helped manage the symptoms of vertigo (mild dizzyness). I felt the panadol in low dosages also helped me recover quicker from excercise.

 

Doxycycline review by 43 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   MRSA infected hip resurfacing.
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken bid for the period of 10 Months
Other conditions:   Arthritis
Other drugs taken:   Zofran, Gravol, Omeprazole, Zantac`
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Should complete decolonization of MRSA and hopefully ensure that infection does not reoccur.
Side effects:   NAUSEA!!! You must remain upright after taking the dose or you will get severe acid reflux.
Comments:   2 surgeries to flush the hip, 8 weeks of IV antibiotics (5 weeks in hospital) followed by 10 months of oral antibiotics. If unsuccessful a total hip replacement will be required.

 

Doxycycline review by 19 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne
Dosage & duration:   100 MG taken once a day for the period of About 6 months
Other conditions:   pcos
Other drugs taken:   metformin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My acne did heal. I took it consistently for about 2 months and my acne healed up and my skin looked really good after a long time, but when I forgot to refill it, I started breaking out again. So after taking it again for a couple of weeks my skin started to clear up. I have not taken Doxycline for a few months now and my skin is doing good, besides the occasional break out.
Side effects:   The side affects were almost unbearable but I was determined to get clear skin so went through with it. There are many rules to taking it, such as on an empty stomach, no lying down after taking it, 2 hours before or after antacids, iron or vitamins/minerals. You must take it on an empty stomach so the it absorbs more efficiently and works effectively, But it is painful. I would feel extremely nauseous with a really bad stomach ache. Sometimes when I was in the sun my skin was more sensitive.
Comments:   I had really bad almost like nodular acne . I visited with my dermatologist who gave me the option of taking Accutane or Doxycycline and i decided to to go with Doxycycline since Accutane had a considerable amount of side affects.

 

Doxycycline review by 23 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken 2 weeks for the period of twice daily
Other conditions:   chlamydia
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I originally began this treatment for acne and I'm still in the process of my acne treatments. However, after a little over two weeks of treatment and seeing an improvement in my skin, I went in for a pap smear and found out that I have asymptomatic chlamydia. I was prescribed 1 gram of Azithromycin and while doing my research found out that the exact same dosage I've been taking of doxycycline for 1-2 weeks is considered an effective way of treating chlamydia, but clearly that did not work for me.
Side effects:   There was one morning I only had an 80 calorie granola bar for breakfast and I took my dose and I ended up having terrible nausea. Will never make that mistake again.
Comments:   So far my acne has improved. I'm hoping it goes away, my main message is to point out it did not treat my chlamydia.

 

Doxycycline review by 30 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Epididymitus
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken twice daily for the period of 10 Days
Other conditions:   NA
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Treatment cleared up the infection.
Side effects:   Treatment ended 2 months ago and have still got throat pain and a swallowing issue. Have been back to my GP only to be told its all in my mind! If anyone knows how to get rid of this problem please email me on tubsevans@yahoo.co.uk
Comments:   NA

 

Doxycycline review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne Rosacea
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken twice a day for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   bad mood
Other drugs taken:   nothing else
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   nothing....I think I am getting worse! I dont know what else to write, I just dont get better!..I am so dissappointed, I feel my eyes tired and dry easily, I get tired so fast and my lips are dry the whole day!
Side effects:   upset stomach, nausea, fever
Comments:   twice a day DOXI 100 mg...plus face creams.. I wash my face carefully everyday, I exercise (jogging) but it is the same and even worse, my face gets red and have several bumps in my whole chics...hate it! :(

 

Doxycycline review by care giver of 17 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken two times dainly for the period of one month
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It helped cure the acne all over the bodyhhhhhhhhhh
Side effects:   This product made his skin sensitive to lighthh
Comments:   My son had bad acne. Nothing seemed to help. This was given to help it and it did. He did not take it for long since he is uncomfotable taking pills. So now he has acne again.
 


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