Along with the seasonal change in the northern hemisphere to longer, sunnier days, for dogs cats dosage oral otic side effects, acne, 100 mg, I thought it might be wise to remind people taking Baytril and Doxycycline Personal Yahoo that they should avoid prolonged unprotected antibiotics injectable exposure to the sun. Although on vacation at the moment, David went in to the hospital today to check his mail and found a few people experiencing rashes and suchlike, so please remember your sunscreen and/or sunhats and long sleeves.
If the contents of the capsule/tablet come into contact with the oesophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach) they may irritate it leading to unpleasant "heartburn" symptoms. To prevent this it is important to wash down the capsule/tablet with plenty of water. It is also wise not to lie down immediately after taking the drug (to avoid reflux).
As doxycycline is an antibiotic it may cause diarrhoea (paradoxically it will treat some causes of travellers diarrhoea) and may increase the incidence of vaginal thrush especially in those prone to this problem.
Rarely, doxycycline may sensitise the skin to the sun (approximately 3% of people taking this dose of doxycycline will be affected) leading to an unpleasant rash or increased risk of sunburn. It is wise to use high factor sun screens covering both UVA and UVB.
Once you are on intermittent therapy you should be able to work round it. The funny thing is I never found this problem. I don't know how much was due to just constantly putting sunscreen on my face and hands that year or just not being someone who although she has very fair skin is not inclined to burn so much: the difference between a burn prone Celtic skin and a Scandinavian one. Now I can just choose not to take my intermittent bouts if the weather is very good or I am going on holiday. When it was very sunny last week, I wasn't wearing anything to protect myself.
I think this sun sensitivity is a problem with all tetracyclines, unfortunately, but if you work your pulses around holidays and carry on taking NAC all the while, this guards against any reinfection, as does the sun, ironically.