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DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE contains Doxycycline which belongs to group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used for the treatment of various bacterial infections like that of chest, lung or nose (Ex. bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis), urinary tract (Ex. cystitis, urethritis), skin (Ex. acne), eyes or sexually transmitted diseases (Ex. gonorrhoea, syphilis, chlamydia).
DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE is also used to treat fevers associated with louse or tick bites and malaria (when chloroquine is ineffective). DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE can also be used to prevent certain infections like scrub typhus (a disease carried by small insects), Rocky Mountain spotted fever, travellers’ diarrhoea, malaria and leptospirosis.
Avoid consumption of alcohol during treatment with DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE, as it may reduce the efficacy of this medicine. Before taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis, systemic lupus erythematosus, liver or kidney problems, porphyria, diarrhea or suspected syphilis.
DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE is not recommended for use in women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding. DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE should be used in children (8 years of age or less) only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
You should avoid exposure to strong sunlight while taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE as your skin may be more sensitive to sunburn than normal. The most common side effects of taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE are nausea, vomiting, joint pain, skin rash, fever, headache, etc. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms get worse with time.
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DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE reduces bacterial infection by blocking protein synthesis of bacteria and thus preventing its growth.
Take DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE as advised by your physician. Do not crush or chew it. Swallow with a glass of water. The dose and duration will be determined by your doctor depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE unless your doctor advises you to stop.
Stop taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Nausea and Vomiting:
Take DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE with or just after meals. Avoid eating fried and greasy food. Take simple, light, small meals at frequent intervals. Drink plenty of fluids for optimum hydration. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.
Drink plenty of water, fluids and electrolytes such as ORS and stay hydrated. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.
Drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated. Try to be tension free and relaxed. Take adequate sleep and rest. Avoid consumption of alcohol. Apply pain balm if required. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.
Reduce exposure to sunlight. While going out, wear fully covering clothes and apply sunscreen with high SPF. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.
Do not scratch on rashes. Apply mild moisturizers if needed and avoid hot showers. Take an oatmeal bath. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.
DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking it.
DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE is not recommended for use in breast-feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.
DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE should not affect your ability to drive or use machines. Consult your doctor for advice.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE because it might reduce the efficacy of this medicine.
DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.
DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Do not take DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE if you are allergic to doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Before taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you:
Use in Pediatrics:
DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE should be used in children (8 years of age or less) only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Consult your child’s doctor for advice.
Use in Geriatrics:
DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE should be used with caution in elderly patients (75 years and older). Consult your doctor before taking it.
A. Drug - Drug interactions:
Before taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Bacterial infections in different parts of body|
|Dosage Forms||:||Injection, Combipack injection, Tablet, Capsule|
Can DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common problem caused by DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE, which usually ends when the medicine is discontinued. Sometimes after starting the treatment, you might develop watery and bloody stools (with or without stomach cramps and fever) even as late as two or more months after having taken the last dose of DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE. If this occurs, you should tell the doctor as soon as possible.
Can DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE be used for common cold?
Patients should know that antibacterial drugs including DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE should only be used to treat bacterial infections. They should not be used to treat viral infections like the common cold. Consult your doctor for further queries.
Can I stop taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE if I feel better?
Do not stop taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE unless your doctor advises you to stop. If you stop taking it early, the infection may return. Take DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE for the full time of treatment, even if you begin to feel better.
What if I forget to take a dose of DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE?
If you forget to take a dose of DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE two times to make up for the missed dose. Doubling the dose to make up for a missed dose would not substitute the missing amount but increase the risk of overdosing. Consult your doctor for further queries.
Does DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE cause sensitivity to light?
Yes. Photosensitivity (light sensitivity) manifested by a worsening sunburn reaction has been observed in some patients taking DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE. Patients prone to be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light should know that this reaction can occur with DOXYTOP 100 CAPSULE or similar medicines and treatment should be discontinued at the first evidence of skin redness.
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