Doxicip 100mg tablets are a prescription medicine manufactured by Cipla Ltd. Doxicip has both antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, and is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria. As Doxicip is a non-Penicillin containing antibiotic, it is often prescribed to treat infections in patients who are allergic to other antibiotics.
How Doxicip Works
Doxicip 100mg tablets contain 100mg of the active ingredient Doxycycline Hydrochloride. This is derived from Doxycycline, part of the protein-bound Tetracycline protein-bound antibiotic family. Being protein-bound means that this medicine interacts with – and binds to – proteins produced by the bacteria that the bacteria need to replicate and survive. By interacting with these proteins and preventing more proteins from being made, Doxicip 100mg tablets can reduce bacterial load in the body.
Doxicip 100mg is often used to treat:
- Chest infections
- Skin infections
- Dental infections
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Lung infections
- Nose infections
- Throat infections
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Rare infections including anthrax, cholera, and typhus fever
Doxicip 100mg tablets will be prescribed in varying doses depending on what type of infection they are intended to treat. Typically, Doxicip 100mg tablets will be taken once or twice per day, but it is important to take the medicine exactly as prescribed. If taking two tablets per day, try to space the doses evenly (for example, morning and evening).
Doxicip 100mg tablets should be taken whole, with a full glass of water. Taking the medicine in an upright position can help to reduce the risk of discomfort in the stomach or windpipe, which can sometimes occur with this medicine. Tablets can be taken with or without food. Taking alongside a meal may help to alleviate stomach discomfort.
It is normal to start feeling better within a few days of taking Doxicip 100mg. However, it is important to complete the full course of medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
Doxicip Side Effects
Doxicip 100mg is generally considered to be safe when taken as prescribed. However, as with many medications, some patients may experience mild side effects including:
- Skin sensitivity to sunlight
Approximately one in 100 people are allergic to the active ingredient in Doxicip. If you experience any swelling or feel tightness in the chest, contact your doctor immediately.
It is important for patients to read the patient information leaflet in the packaging for a full list of possible side effects from taking Doxicip 100mg. Always consult with the prescribing doctor if side effects persist. If experiencing difficulty breathing, call 999.
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