|Take Generic Doxycycline with a full glass of water or other liquid to avoid irritating your throat or stomach. Generic Doxycycline can be taken with or without food. However, if the medicine does upset your stomach, you may wish to take it with a glass of milk or after you have eaten. Generic Doxycycline tablets should be swallowed whole.
Take Generic Doxycycline exactly as prescribed by your doctor, even if your symptoms have disappeared. If you are taking an oral suspension form of Generic Doxycycline shake the bottle well before using. Do not use outdated Generic Doxycycline.
If you miss a Generic Doxycycline dose
Take the forgotten Generic Doxycycline dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next Generic Doxycycline dose, put it off for several hours after taking the missed Generic Doxycycline dose. Specifically, if you are taking one Generic Doxycycline dose a day, take the next one 10 to 12 hours after the missed dose. If you are taking two doses a day, take the next one 5 to 6 hours after the missed dose. If you are taking three doses a day, take the next one 2 to 4 hours after the missed dose. Then return to your regular Generic Doxycycline schedule.
The usual dose of oral Generic Doxycycline is 200 milligrams on the first day of treatment (100 milligrams every 12 hours) followed by a maintenance dose of 100 milligrams per day. The maintenance Generic Doxycycline dose may be taken as a single dose or as 50 milligrams every 12 hours. Your doctor may prescribe 100 milligrams every 12 hours for severe infections such as chronic urinary tract infection.
For Uncomplicated Gonorrhea (Except Anorectal Infections in Men)
The usual Generic Doxycycline dose is 100 milligrams by mouth, twice a day for 7 days. An alternate, single-day treatment is 300 milligrams, followed in 1 hour by a second 300-milligram dose.
For Primary and Secondary Syphilis
The usual Generic Doxycycline dose is 200 milligrams a day, divided into smaller, equal doses for 14 days.
For Inhalational Anthrax
To prevent or combat infection after exposure, the usual Generic Doxycycline dose is 100 milligrams taken by mouth twice a day for 60 days. Treatment can be started intravenously, but should be switched to oral doses as soon as possible.
For Prevention of Malaria
The usual dose of Generic Doxycycline is 100 milligrams a day. Treatment should begin 1 to 2 days before travel to the area where malaria is found, then continue daily during travel in the area and 4 weeks after leaving.
For children above 8 years of age
The recommended Generic Doxycycline dosage schedule for those weighing 100 pounds or less is 2 milligrams per pound of body weight, divided into 2 doses, on the first day of treatment, followed by 1 milligram per pound of body weight given as a single daily dose or divided into 2 doses on subsequent days. For more severe infections, up to 2 milligrams per pound of body weight may be used.
For inhalational anthrax in children
The recommended Generic Doxycycline dosage schedule for those weighing less than 100 pounds the usual dose is 1 milligram per pound of body weight twice daily for 60 days.
For prevention of malaria
The recommended dose of Generic Doxycycline is 2 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight up to 100 milligrams.
For children over 100 pounds
The usual adult dose of Generic Doxycycline should be used.
Generic Doxycycline Overdose
Generic Doxycycline taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect aGeneric Doxycycline Overdose, seek medical treatment immediately.
Generic Doxycycline Storage instructions
Generic Doxycycline can be stored at room temperature. Protect from light and excessive heat.
Generic Doxycycline Preparations
Generic Doxycycline Capsules: 50mg, 100mg, 200mg
Generic Doxycycline Tablets: 50mg, 100mg
Generic Doxycycline Suspension: 25 mg/teaspoon
Generic Doxycycline Syrup: 50 mg/teaspoon