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Doxycycline Hyclate

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2.9  Effectiveness
6.5  Side Effects
4.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 9 Doxycycline Hyclate side effects and 2 Doxycycline Hyclate benefits.

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Treatment Information
Doxycycline belongs to the tetracycline group of antibiotics and is used in the treatment of bacterial infections like acne and in the prevention of malaria.

Doxycycline hyclate is the active ingredient present in this medication and the inactive ingredients include anhydrous lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, and talc. It is a yellow-colored or light-yellow colored crystalline powder that is water soluble.

Doxycycline hyclate is manufactured by Lannett Compnay, Inc.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Doxycycline Hyclate, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 2.6% 22.4% 56.6% 10.5% 7.9%
Balance/Equilibrium 4.1% 6.8% 76.7% 8.2% 4.1%
Blood Pressure 2.7% 4.1% 83.6% 4.1% 5.5%
Breathing 4.1% 11% 71.2% 9.6% 4.1%
Confidence 2.7% 9.3% 69.3% 12% 6.7%
Coordination/Motor Skills 1.4% 9.6% 78.1% 5.5% 5.5%
Digestion 4% 17.3% 54.7% 13.3% 10.7%
Emotional Well-being 2.7% 14.7% 57.3% 17.3% 8%
Energy 8.1% 20.3% 47.3% 14.9% 9.5%
Eyesight 4% 6.7% 74.7% 12% 2.7%
Memory 2.7% 10.8% 71.6% 9.5% 5.4%
Mental Clarity 5.5% 8.2% 69.9% 12.3% 4.1%
Pain 6.8% 6.8% 72.6% 8.2% 5.5%
Patience 2.7% 14.9% 66.2% 13.5% 2.7%
Sexual Health 1.4% 2.7% 87.7% 8.2% 0%
Skin Complexion 5.3% 13.2% 57.9% 14.5% 9.2%
Sleep 2.7% 14.7% 61.3% 16% 5.3%
Stress Level 4.1% 17.6% 60.8% 9.5% 8.1%
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Commonly Reported Doxycycline Hyclate Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Swelling 83.3% 0% 0% 0% 16.7%
Cold Symptoms 53.3% 23.3% 20% 3.3% 0%
Headache 60.8% 13.5% 6.8% 14.9% 4.1%
Skin Rash 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 56.7% 16.7% 6.7% 13.3% 6.7%
Fatigue 48% 17.3% 13.3% 17.3% 4%
Dry Eyes 80.5% 12.2% 2.4% 4.9% 0%
Depression 66.7% 10% 20% 0% 3.3%
Sensitivity to Light 59.5% 23% 5.4% 5.4% 6.8%
Mood Swings 53.3% 13.3% 6.7% 23.3% 3.3%
Blurred Vision 63.3% 23.3% 10% 3.3% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 73.3% 6.7% 13.3% 3.3% 3.3%
Stinging Sensation 83.3% 0% 0% 0% 16.7%
Vomiting 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 83.3% 10% 6.7% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 43.3% 20% 16.7% 13.3% 6.7%
Redness 86.2% 3.4% 6.9% 1.7% 1.7%
Dry Skin 75% 9.6% 7.7% 5.8% 1.9%
Confusion 73.3% 13.3% 0% 6.7% 6.7%
Change in Skin Coloring 96% 2% 0% 2% 0%
Fever 84.8% 9.1% 6.1% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 70% 10% 3.3% 3.3% 13.3%
Indigestion 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Anxiety 53.3% 16.7% 13.3% 6.7% 10%
Chills 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 70% 13.3% 6.7% 10% 0%
Nausea 46.8% 19.4% 14.5% 14.5% 4.8%
Dizziness 64.9% 13.5% 8.1% 12.2% 1.4%
Abdominal Pain 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Itching 82.5% 7% 5.3% 3.5% 1.8%
Scaling 89.1% 8.7% 2.2% 0% 0%
Insomnia 53.3% 23.3% 6.7% 10% 6.7%
Allergic Reaction 91.7% 5% 1.7% 0% 1.7%
Skin Inflammation 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 63.3% 6.7% 23.3% 6.7% 0%
Diarrhea 66.7% 9.1% 9.1% 12.1% 3%
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Less Commonly Reported Doxycycline Hyclate Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Mood Swings 73.2% 2.4% 7.3% 9.8% 7.3%
Reduced Libido 97.3% 0% 2.7% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 94% 0% 2% 2% 2%
Blistering 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 92% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 66.7% 11.9% 11.9% 7.1% 2.4%
Flaky / Peeling Skin 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Yeast Infection 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 73.1% 19.2% 3.8% 3.8% 0%
Insomnia 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Seizures 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Hearing Loss 96.1% 2% 0% 2% 0%
Change in Weight 90.2% 3.9% 5.9% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 90% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Liver Damage 96.5% 1.8% 0% 1.8% 0%
Esophageal Ulcer 50% 0% 16.7% 0% 33.3%
Cold Symptoms 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Breast Tenderness 92% 4% 4% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 79.2% 9.4% 5.7% 1.9% 3.8%
Dry Mouth 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Tooth Discoloration 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 73.2% 9.8% 4.9% 4.9% 7.3%
Behavioral / Mood Disorder 72.5% 11.8% 5.9% 5.9% 3.9%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 86.3% 5.9% 7.8% 0% 0%
Sore Throat 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Doxycycline Hyclate
Since taking Doxycycline Hyclate Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Blindness 0.7%
Fall 0.7%
Heart attack 0.7%
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User Comments about Doxycycline Hyclate
27 Nov 2014 I think I have decreased libido. I'm not able to keep an erection for as long as before I started taking DH
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12 Aug 2014 I have noticed when taking Doxycycline Hyclate; I get very edgy attitudes, high mood swings that can go off from something that I feel that's not right to me.
   —Posted by J.P.
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22 Jul 2014 This drug should not be taken more than 5 days.. also should not be taken right before sleeping... or with little water... this is a sticky sticky drug, and can burn the hell out of your throat/stomach. Im on day 5 of this excruciating pain with no meds helping... im going to take prevacid if its ok with my doctor... this was a very painful experience.
   —Posted by Chris
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24 Oct 2013 Taking doxycycline was not good for me and I will never take again. I was read that you aren't suppose to lie down until after 1 hour of taking the pill; my instructions said 10 minutes...and no where did it states the side affects I was experiencing. These were my symptoms for the past 4 days with yesterday being the worst: Difficulty swallowing, when I swallow, the feeling of food "sticking" in the middle of the chest or throat, stomach cramps, headache, feeling the need to burp but can’t. Yesterday, I bought some Prevacid (well Meijer brand because they were cheaper) and within a few hours, I felt about 50% better and the next day 100% better. I don't have any of the symptoms I had yesterday.
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22 Jul 2014 holy hell, this happened to me too.. ill try prevacid... this is day 5 and i still feel like crap...
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26 Jun 2013 I have stopped taking my muti vitamin and fish oil supplements due to possible interactions,will resume the week of 07/01/13. I have had headaches from tue.6/25/13 through wed.6/26 and have taken one 500 mg bayer advanced per day so far to alleviate pain.I only have until sat.6/29/13 to finish my course and am thinking of doing just that as oppossed to stopping and starting a new med.to finish it.I am a little concerned though that i may have lasting effects?? I also have been fatigued,some upper abdominal discomfort,and more high strung\stressed with an increase i heart palpitations.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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