Doxycycline - antimicrobials remedy of tetracycline group. Doxycycline is an antibiotic with broad-spectrum action which is active against many bacterias (streptococcus, staphylococcus, salmonella, dysentery bacillus, syphilis and gonorrhea), rickettsia (causative agents of typhoid fever), mycoplasma (causes diseases of the genitourinary system), chlamydia (causes infectious diseases, sexually transmitted infections). Ureaplasma (an intracellular parasite that invades the genitals and urinary tract) is sensitive to doxycycline. Penetrating into the cells of the microorganisms, Doxycycline breaks its protein synthesis, which leads to bacterium's losing of the ability to replicate itself and dies soon.
Indications for use:
Respiratory tract infections: pleurisy, empyema, bronchitis, pneumonia;
Infections of upper respiratory tract: otitis media, sinusitis, tonsillitis, sore throat;
Infections of the digestive tract: periodontitis, proctitis, peritonitis, cholangitis, cholecystitis;
Urinary tract infections: urethritis, pyelonephritis;
Female pelvic diseases of the inflammatory nature;
Acute and chronic prostatitis, epididymitis;
Purulent soft tissue's infections, acne rash;
Infectious ulcerative keratitis;
Prevention of infections after surgery on colon, medical abortion;
Malaria prevention (in short-term travels to countries where the disease is common);
Mycoplasma, chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea;
Whooping cough, brucellosis, typhus.
Instructions for use:
Doxycycline is recommended after meals and is taken with water. The daily dose is taken once in 24 hours, or two times with an interval of 12 hours. Most infections suppose a doxycycline's administration in amount of 200 mg on the first day and 100-200 mg on the following days. Doxycycline cures infections that are provoked by chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma for 10-14 days. More severe forms of infections suppose the administration of 200 mg of doxycycline during the entire treatment's course. Women's pelvic inflammatory disease is treated by receiving 2 times a day of 100 mg of the drug, men's - 100 mg 2 times/day or 300 mg once. In medical abortion's cases is used 100 mg of Doxycycline for 1 hour before surgery; on its completion after half an hour - another 200 mg. recommendations for syphilis consists of 300 mg applying for 10 days, every day. Doxycycline is effective for acne treatment at a daily dose corresponding to 50 mg, for 6-12 weeks. Doxycycline is taken by children older than 8 years: 4 mg/kg on the first treatment day, 2-4 mg/kg in the next days.