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Doxycycline
Indications
Infections caused by chlamydia (trachoma, psittacosis, salpingitis, urethritis, and lymphogranuloma venereum), rickettsia (including Q-fever), brucella (doxycycline with either streptomycin or rifampicin), and the spirochaete, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease). Respiratory and genital mycoplasma infections, in acne, destructive (refractory) periodontal disease, exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (because of their activity against Haemophilus influenzae), and for leptospirosis in penicillin hypersensitivity (as an alternative to erythromycin). Prophylaxis of malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum in short term travelers (4 months) to areas with chloroquine and/or pyrimethamine-sulphadoxine resistant strains.
Dose/Application
200 mg on first day, then 100 mg daily; severe infections [including refractory urinary- tract infections], 200 mg daily. Early syphilis, 100mg twice daily for 14 days; late latent syphi- lis, 100mg twice daily for 28 days; neurosyphilis, 200mg twice daily for 28 days.Uncomplicated genital chlamydia, non-gonococcal urethritis, 100mg twice daily for 7 days [14 days in pelvic inflammatory disease].Lyme disease, 100 mg twice daily for 10–14 days [28 days in Lyme arthritis]. Anthrax, 100mg twice daily; child [only if alternative antibacterial cannot be given] 5mg/kg daily in 2 divided doses. [max. 200mg daily] Counselling: Capsules should be swallowed whole with plenty of fluid during meals while sitting or standing.
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Special information
Brands containing this Ingredient
Name Form. Strength Pack Price Insert Manufacturer Distributor
Doxylin. caps 100mg 100 KES330.00
Unidoxy caps 100mg 100 KES140.00
Biodox. caps 100mg 100 KES150.00
Biodox. caps 100mg 1000 KES1,400.00
Doxy. caps 100mg 1000 KES1,500.00
Doxycycline, by Allied. caps 100mg 100 KES170.00
Doxylag. caps 100mg 100 KES1970.00
Doxycycline, by Metro. caps 100mg 50 KES350.00
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