Doxycycline (Atridox) is used to help treat periodontal disease (a disease of your gums), which is caused by bacteria growing beneath the gum line. Doxycycline works by preventing the growth of the bacteria
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, as Doxycycline can discolor or affect the development of your unborn baby’s teeth. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
It is very important that you do exactly as your doctor tells you. The Doxycycline will dissolve naturally, and the dental dressings used by your doctor may come out on its own. If dressings are still intact after seven days, see your dentist.
Tell your dentist or doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: high blood pressure; looseness of tooth; tooth or gum pain (severe or continuing)
If you have any of the following and they are bothersome or continuing, contact your doctor as soon as possible: common cold-like symptoms; gum discomfort, pain, or soreness; headache; pressure sensitivity of tooth; or toothache.
Doxycycline is synthetically derived from oxytetracycline. The empirical formula of doxycycline hyclate is (C22H24N2O8•HCl)2•C2H6O•H2O with a molecular weight of 1025.89. The chemical designation for doxycycline is 4-(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,5,10, 12, 12a-pentahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide monohydrochloride, compound with ethyl alcohol (2:1) monohydrate. Inert ingredients in the formulation are: hard gelatin capsules; magnesium stearate; and microcrystalline cellulose. Each capsule contains doxycycline hyclate equivalent to 20 mg of doxycycline.
Doxycycline has the following structural formula:
Brand name: Adoxa :: Doryx :: Doxy Caps :: Doxy D :: Doxy Lemmon :: Monodox :: Oracea :: Periostat
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