What is Doxycycline 100 mg Tablet?
Doxycycline is a bacteriostatic antibiotic used for the treatment of infections such as Lyme disease, Chlamydia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms.
Who is it for?
Cats and Dogs
Why use it?
- Treats a variety of infections
- Treats Lyme disease in dogs, chlamydia, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Once-a-day broad-spectrum antibiotic
- Also used to treat urinary tract infections
Doryx (Pfizer), Vibramycin (Pfizer)
How is it sold?
100 mg tablet
Bottle of 100 tablets
Bottle of 200 tablets
What are the side effects?
Dogs taking doxycycline often show signs of nausea and diarrhea. However, if the pet develops symptoms of allergic reactions like facial hives, swelling of the lips or tongue and difficulty breathing, you must discontinue the medication and seek immediate medical help. Some dogs could also suffer from loss of appetite, hair loss, lesions, mental confusion and jaundice.
What special precautions are there?
Do not give doxycycline to a pregnant animal as it could cause harm to the offspring. Doxycycline should not be given to nursing animals since this medication may cause slowing of bone growth and discoloration of teeth. Do not give multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after giving doxycycline. These products can reduce the effectiveness of doxycycline. Doxycycline may make a pet's skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may occur. Throw away any unused doxycycline when it expires or when it is no longer needed. Do not give any doxycycline after the expiration date printed on the bottle. Expired doxycycline can cause a dangerous syndrome that can result in damage to the kidneys.
What to do if overdose?
Contact your nearest emergency animal clinic.
How Can I store it?
Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Throw away any unused doxycycline when it expires or when it is no longer needed. Do not give doxycycline after the expiration date printed on the bottle. Expired doxycycline can cause a dangerous syndrome that can result in damage to the kidneys.
Due to manufacturer changes, the price of doxycycline has increased significantly.
Allivet carries minocycline and vibramycin as alternatives to Doxycycline.
Speak with your vet about these alternatives to Doxycylcline.
Follow as directed by your veterinarian.
As a general guideline, dogs should be given 2mg to 5mg of the drug, per pound of body weight every 12 hours or 24 hours. The dosage and duration of treatment depend upon the type of infection your dog is suffering from. Although it isn’t necessary to give this medication with food you must make sure that the dog consumes plenty of water while he’s being treated with this drug.
Also avoid giving your pet any foods that contain dairy products as this will reduce the absorption of the medication by the body. If your dog has been prescribed doxycyline in the past and you still have a few tablets left, make sure you take a look at the expiration date that’s mentioned on the package as expired doxycycline can damage your dog’s kidneys and cause death.