Generic Name - Doxycycline
Category - Antibacterial agent
Generic for Monodox* is indicated to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia, lyme disease, acne, veneral (sexually transmitted) diseases and inhalation anthrax (after exposure). Doxycycline (Generic for Monodox* ) is also used to prevent malaria. Generic for Monodox* works by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria in the body.
Generic for Monodox* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Monodox* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Monodox* interacts with a number of medication. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Antacids such as Tums and Rolaids
Medicines that contains minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium
Birth control pills
Generic for Monodox* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMonodox*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Monodox* for Bacterial Infections is 200 milligrams on the first day of treatment (100 milligrams every 12 hours) followed by a maintenance dose of 100 milligrams per day. The maintenance dose may be taken as a single dose or as 50 milligrams every 12 hours.
Generic for Monodox* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Monodox* side Effects include dark yellow or brown urine, difficulty breathing, increased sensitivity to the sun or ultraviolet light, headache, itching in the rectal or genital area, pain on swallowing, redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth and stomach pain or cramps.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Monodox*.
Generic for Monodox* and Pregnancy
Generic for Monodox* should not be taken during the third trimesters of pregnancy. They may cause the unborn infant's teeth to become discolored and may slow down the growth of the infant's teeth and bones. In addition, liver problems may occur in pregnant women, especially those receiving high doses by injection into vein. Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Monodox* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Monodox* passes into human milk and may cause the nursing baby's teeth to become discolored and may slow down the growth of the baby's teeth and bones. Doxycycline may also increase the sensitivity of nursing babies' skin to sunlight and cause fungus infections of the mouth and vagina. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Monodox* and Pediatric
Generic for Monodox* may cause permanent discoloration of teeth and slow down the growth of bones. These medicines should not be given to children 8 years of age and younger unless directed by the child's doctor.
Generic for Monodox* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Monodox* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Monodox* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.