Average Rating: 2.4 (26 Ratings)

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 1  Thumb infection, mild cellulitis Horrible, stomach pain, dizziness, blurred vision, chest tightness. Calling. Do a different med today. F 48 1 days
100x2 1X D
 1  Folliculitis This drug worsened my pre existing anxiety and depression, now I have to take my antidepressants for another 2 years because ofthis crap It can cause anxiety and depression M 45 3 months
 1  STI Nausea, Fever, Chills, Muscle/Body aches, Sore throat, Stomach cramps and abdomen pain, Headache, night sweats, diarrhea and constipation, anxiety, fast heart rate, dizziness/panic attack/blurred vision. Do not F*ing take this drug from hell. Experienced every type of sickness feeling in the book all to have tested negative for an STI at the end... M 22 5 days
100 2X D
 4  Sty Stomach gas/bloating/pain during week 2 while taking doxy. Discomfort would start after eating F 64 14 days
200mg/day 2X D
 1  syphillis First two days, sweating. A week later, skin peeling of my palms and soles. I stopped taking the meds, and will go see my doctor. It seems to have caused Steven Johnson symptom. F 38 14 days
100mg 2X D
 1  Skin rash I was prescribed this antibiotic to heal a skin rash from an insect bite. I had to stop after day 4. I had nausea the first day, stomach cramps around day 3, and after day 4 I thought my throat was closing and went to the er. Dizziness, panic attacks all came along! I would not recommend F 34 7 days
100 mg
 4  Lyme's Disease Nausea/vomiting, extremely dry/peeling skin, heart palpitations, vaginal dryness, sensitivity to sunlight, fatigue/malaise Close to finishing. Had onset of lyme's arthritis and seems to have worked as swelling and pain has diminished significantly. F 43 28 days
100 MG 2X D
 1  Sinusitis Stopped taking after day 4. Stomach pain, diarrhoea (sometimes bloody), nausea, vomiting. Stopped taking 2 days ago but still suffering the side effects. Wish Iíd let the sinusitis clear up on its own!! Avoid!! Took with plenty of water as advised. M 48 7 days
 3  Arthritis Severe leg cramps This drug really helps my arthritis but it causes very severe night time leg cramps that wake me up. Can't take it daily like I want to. F 1 days
100 1X D
 1  Acne Terrible headache, dizziness, floating feeling. Cleared up my face, but side effects were not worth it. F 41 14 days
200 mg
 1  Preventive Nausea, blurred vision, muscle cramps, bloody, watery diarrhea Stay away from this drug F 59 7 days
100 mg
 5  Acne Mild stomach upset if taken without food. Do not lay down right after taking or it may irritate esophagus or make stomach upset worse. F 40 30 days
 1  Sinus infection Dr told me to quit day 5. So dizzy, felt like i was floating. Nausea, diarrhea, rash. Intense pressure in my head. Throat and ear pressure. Did not have this severe in symptoms before starting medication. Off of it 1 days, slowly getting better. F 48 7 days
100 1X D
 4  Chest Infection Vomiting on first day if taking. Nausea and loss of appetite. Pressure headaches, tinnitus, diarrhoea, tummy cramps, fatigue - basically felt like I was being poisoned, but had to persevere as this was my 2nd course of ABí. Drink plenty, donít eat dairy and donít lie down after taking meds. 60 7 days
 1  Sinus Day one was a double dose , that afternoon I had a weird warm sensation go thru my body and lasted about 2 minutes and become very anxious . This kept happening for the next two days . I ended up at the emergency unit and was going to have an MRI but I was to anxious to have it . I stopped taking them yesterday after day 3 . I feel a lot better today but still having some of the symptoms so not worth it !!! Donít take it !!! F 45 3 days
 1  Kidney infection Severe headaches severe nausea chest pain stomach pain that radiates to my back Can't wait to stop this because I feel like I'm going to die. Never again. F 64 7 days
100 mg x2
 5  pneumonia Mild stomach upset.pretty severe headache immediately after taking, but I do suffer from migraines, so lots of things set me off. It may cause stomach uset, but if you take with plenty of food and water you should be okay. I felt better within 3 hours of starting after being sick for 2 weeks. It's a strong antibiotic. F 55 5 days
 1  Sinusitus Severe acid reflux, stabbing stomach and esophagus pain that wakened me at 2 am and kept me awake all night in pain. No sleep at all. Constant burning in upper abdomen. I took this with a full meal of chicken, rice, beans and 16 oz water at 3pm. So to be wakened at 2am in severe pain is a huge concern. I followed all the guidelines to minimize side effects and still had a horrible reaction.usually after 4 days on antibiotic you feel a little better. This stuff had zero effect on my month long sinus infection. Stopping this monster today. Hoping for relief and sleep by tonight as I take probiotics and Zantac. Get a different antibiotic! F 40 4 days
100 2X D
 5  chronic Lyme Nausea/vomiting if I didn't take it with food; dry skin; sun sensitivity and severe sunburn if I wasn't careful. I have found this to be a very satisfactory long-term medication, being easy to take, cheap, and safe, and covered by insurance. It didn't cure the Lyme disease but keeps it under control so symptoms are minimal. I call it "maintenance" therapy. F 67 23 years
200mg 1X D
 3  Lyme Disease Nausea, which was helped if I took the pill with some rice. The side effects of the doxy itself were tolerable; I didn't have any of the vomiting or diarrhea that a lot of people tend to get, but I did have a Herxheimer reaction from its effect on the Lyme in the second week of treatment---I could not eat, and could barely move, couldn't get out of bed for an entire week. However, after that week I started to feel a lot better and I definitely feel better than before I started the doxy. F 22 30 days

DOXYCYCLINE  (DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE):  This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne. This medication is also used to prevent malaria. This medication is known as a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)