Doxycycline Hyclate is an antibiotic prescribed to treat a variety of infections including Lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, chlamydia and bacterial infections. It might also help with urinary tract, respiratory tract and wound infections. This medication comes in an oral tablet form. Customers may receive this drug under the names Doxirobe, Vibramycin.
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 vet, as these may be signs of an allergic reaction.
Drug & Food Interactions
Talk to your vet about any other drugs the pet is taking before starting this medication.
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.
NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names Doxirobe, Vibramycin.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your vet.
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.
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.