Doxycycline Monohydrate (Generic)

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Description

Doxycycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is a member of the tetracycline family. It is used to fight bacterial infections in dogs and cats. Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections including, leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, mycoplasma, psittacosis, and tick borne diseases including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Uses

Doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat many diseases carried by ticks. Doxycycline is used to treat infections such as ehrlichiosis, Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, salmon poisoning, toxoplasmosis, and leptospirosis.

Possible Side Effects

The most commonly reported symptoms have included nausea and diarrhea, which are minor. Some pets may also suffer from loss of appetite, hair loss, lesions, mental confusion, and jaundice. If you observe more severe reactions like facial hives, swelling of the lips or tongue and difficulty breathing, immediately discontinue use and contact your veterinarian, as these may be signs of an allergic reaction.

Drug & Food Interactions

Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs the pet is taking before starting this medication.

Precautions

Do not give Doxycycline to pregnant or nursing pets. Do not give multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after giving this medication, as 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 medication when it expires or when it is no longer needed. Expired Doxycycline can cause a dangerous syndrome that can result in damage to the kidneys.

This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    178021
  • Generic Name
    Doxycycline Monohydrate
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Vibramycin
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Capsule
  • Health Condition
    Dental Infections, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Respiratory Infections, Lyme Disease, Leptospirosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis
  • Drug Type
    Antibiotic
Ingredients
Ingredients

Doxycycline Monohydrate

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian.

Storage Instructions

Unless otherwise stated by the manufacturer, store in a tightly closed container at room temperature 60° - 86°F, protected from light, heat, and moisture. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

FAQ

What is Doxycycline?

Doxycycline is an antibiotic used to treat infections like Lyme disease, chlamydia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms.

What are the benefits of Doxycycline?

  • Treats a broad spectrum of infections
  • Effective against tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease and Chlamydia
  • Used for treatment of urinary tract, respiratory tract and wound infections

How is this medication given?

Use as directed by your veterinarian.

How does this medication work?

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that treats bacterial infections. It works by interrupting the production of proteins by bacteria. It's effective against a wide variety of bacteria.

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