Doxycycline Generic (Targadox) from Canada
Certain forms of Doxycycline can treat anthrax and malaria, as well as infections caused by ticks, mites, and lice.
Avoid taking Doxycycline from Canadian pharmacy drug if you suspect that you may have an Allergy to minocycline, demeclocycline, tetracaine, or tetracycline. Similarly, this drug should be avoided if you suffer from:
- kidney/liver disease
Inform your doctor if you are also taking a seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal), or primidone (Mysoline); or if you are taking warfarin (Coumadin).
To ensure that doxycycline is safe to use, inform your physician if you have kidney/liver problems, increased pressure in your brain (such as from a head injury), or if you also take isotretinoin (Absorica, Amnesteem, Claravis, Myorisan, Zenatane).
Pregnancy and Children
Doxycycline is a pregnancy category D drug. That means two things: first, that it’s been shown to be harmful to unborn babies; and second, that there is no evidence showing that it’s safe. If you’re pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking doxycycline.
Doxycycline is able to enter breast milk. That means it could potentially harm a nursing baby. If you’re breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking doxycycline.
Doxycycline may result in permanent yellowing of the teeth in young children. It can also cause permanent discoloration of the nails. If you give doxycycline to a child, watch him or her closely for these side effects.
Doxycycline can cause decreased bone growth in children. If you give doxycycline to a child, watch him or her closely for signs of decreased bone growth.
How to Take Doxycycline
Doxycycline from Canada should be taken with plenty of fluids (water is best) to avoid upsetting your stomach. You can take doxycycline with or without food, but it is important to take it the same way each time.
If you are taking doxycycline for malaria prevention, you should start taking it 1-2 days before arriving at the area where there is a risk of malaria. You should continue taking the medication during your stay and for 3 to 4 weeks after leaving the malaria-risk area.
Doxycycline can result in the following adverse effects:
- mild nausea or stomach upset;
- excessive tiredness;
- joint pain;
- or muscle pain.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, get in touch with your doctor immediately:
- severe headache, blurred vision, ringing in your ears, nausea, vomiting, loss of balance, or seizures;
- fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, or yellowing of your skin or eyes;
- increased sensitivity to sunlight;
- or hives.
What to Avoid When Taking Doxycycline
It is important to know what to avoid while taking doxycycline. Do not take multivitamins, iron and calcium supplements, laxatives, or antacids within 2 hours of taking doxycycline. These can make doxycycline less effective. Also, avoid tanning while taking doxycycline. Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 if you must be in the sun.