Doxycycline side effects

Doxycycline is used for

Infectious inflammatory diseases caused by microorganisms (including intracellular pathogens) sensitive to the medication:

  • lower respiratory tract infections (acute bronchitis, exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, pleurisy, empyema of the pleura);
  • infections of ENT organs (tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis);
  • infections of the GI tract (cholecystitis, cholangitis, peritonitis, proctitis, periodontitis);
  • infections of the urinary tract (pyelonephritis, urethritis);
  • pevlic inflammatore diseases (endometritis);
  • acute and chronic prostatitis, epididymitis;
  • purulent infections of soft tissues, acne (including acne vulgaris and acne conglobata);
  • infectious ulcerative keratitis;
  • prevention of surgical infections after medical abortion, operations on the large intestine;
  • prevention of malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum during short trips (less than 4 months) in a territory where strains resistant to chloroquine and/or pyrimethamine sulfadoxine are common;
  • syphilis;
  • gonorrhea;
  • whooping cough;
  • brucellosis;
  • Lyme disease (the first stage);
  • mycoplasmosis;
  • chlamydia;
  • rickettsiosis;
  • osteomyelitis;
  • typhus;
  • iersiniosis;
  • bacillary and amoebic dysentery;
  • borreliosis;
  • tularemia;
  • Q fever;
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever;
  • cholera;
  • actinomycosis;
  • leptospirosis;
  • trachoma;p
  • psittacosis;
  • ranulocyte erlichiosis;
  • infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae.

Side effects

Possible adverse reactions:

  • nausea;
  • vomiting;
  • anorexia;
  • abdominal pain;
  • diarrhea;
  • allergic edema;
  • itching;
  • skin rash (syrups may contain sulfites that cause allergic reactions right up to anaphylaxis and severe attacks of bronchial asthma);
  • dizziness;
  • sweating.

Rare reactions:

  • Quincke’s edema;
  • eosinophilia;
  • photosensitivity.

Reactions caused by long-term usage of Doxycycline:

  • neutropenia;
  • thrombocytopenia;
  • hemolytic anemia;
  • elevated transaminases in the blood plasma;
  • development of candidiasis;
  • intestinal dysbiosis;
  • reinfection with resistant strains;
  • tooth discolorization.


Don’t use Doxycycline in the following cases:

  • hypersensitivity to doxycycline and tetracyclines;
  • pregnancy (second half);
  • breastfeeding (for the period of treatment should refrain from breastfeeding);
  • children under 9 years (period of teeth development);
  • porphyria;
  • severe hepatic impairment;
  • leukopenia.

Frequently used in all types of prostatitis. Doxycycline in prostate infections, doxycycline in prostatitis, doxycycline in acute prostatitis, doxycycline in chronic prostatitis, doxycycline in bacterial prostatitis, doxycycline in abacterial prostatitis