Generic Name - Doxycycline
Category - Antibiotic drug
Generic for Periostat* is indicated to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia, lyme disease, acne, venereal (sexually transmitted) diseases, and inhalational anthrax (after exposure). Doxycycline (Generic for Periostat*) is in a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria.
Generic for Periostat* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Periostat* 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 Periostat* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Periostat*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Product that contains bismuth subsalicylate
Minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium
A blood thinner
Generic for Periostat* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericPeriostat*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Periostat* 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.Your doctor may prescribe 100 milligrams every 12 hours for severe infections such as chronic urinary tract infection.
Generic for Periostat* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Periostat* 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,stomach pain or cramps and skin rash.
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 Periostat*.
Generic for Periostat* and Pregnancy
Studies indicate use of Generic for Periostat* during pregnancy may affect bone and tooth development of the developing baby. Hence, do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Generic for Periostat* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Periostat* passes into breast milk and may affect bone and tooth development in a nursing infant. Therefore, do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Periostat* and Pediatric
Studies indicate that children younger than 8 years of age should not take Generic for Periostat*. It can cause permanent tooth discoloration, and affect growth in this group. However, do consult your doctor and obtain medical advice.
Generic for Periostat* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Periostat* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Periostat* 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.