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Doxycycline Side Effects

Common Doxycycline Side Effects

The most commonly reported Doxycycline side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Headache (127)
Nausea (125)
Rash (81)
Dyspnoea (80)
Dizziness (80)
Pain (80)
Vomiting (80)
Diarrhoea (67)
Haemorrhage (66)
Malaise (64)
Abortion Incomplete (63)
Chest Pain (60)
Anxiety (57)
Oesophageal Ulcer (52)
Pyrexia (50)
Asthenia (48)
Fatigue (47)
Abdominal Pain Upper (45)
Pruritus (44)
Photosensitivity Reaction (43)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Doxycycline Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Doxycycline reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Doxycycline on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Pancreatitis
on Mar 11, 2014 Female from DE , 54 years of age, weighting 198.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: pancreatitis. Doxycycline dosage: Daily Dose: 200 Mg Millgram(s) Every Days.
Associated medications used:
  • Caprelsa (Daily Dose: 300 Mg Millgram(s) Every Days)
  • Cefuroxime (Daily Dose: 2 Df Dosage Form Every Days)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pancreatitis
Patient was taking Doxycycline. Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: pancreatitis on Mar 10, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 54 years of age, weighting 329.8 lb, was diagnosed with and. Doxycycline dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Rash, Swelling, Chest Pain, Abdominal Pain, Weight Decreased, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Photosensitivity Reaction
Adverse event was reported on Mar 07, 2014 by a Female taking Doxycycline 100mg Watson Labs (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 41 years of age, weighting 114.0 lb, After Doxycycline was administered, patient encountered several Doxycycline side effects: rash, swelling, chest pain, abdominal pain, weight decreased, nausea, decreased appetite, photosensitivity reaction.

Pain, Pyrexia
on Mar 10, 2014 Female from IN , 37 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: pain, pyrexia. Doxycycline dosage: One Dose. Patient was hospitalized.


Vith Nerve Paralysis, Diplopia
on Mar 10, 2014 Male from GB , 62 years of age, weighting 194.9 lb, was treated with Doxycycline Monohydrate. Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: vith nerve paralysis, diplopia. Doxycycline Monohydrate dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Amoxicillin (Unk)
  • Cefalexin (Unk)


Diplopia, Vith Nerve Paralysis
Patient was taking Doxycycline. After Doxycycline was administered, patient encountered several Doxycycline side effects: diplopia, vith nerve paralysis on Mar 10, 2014 from GB Additional patient health information: Male , 62 years of age, weighting 194.9 lb, . Doxycycline dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amoxicillin
  • Cefalexin


Dermatitis Bullous
Adverse event was reported on Mar 10, 2014 by a Female taking Doxycycline (Dosage: Unk) . Location: IN , 37 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: dermatitis bullous.

Haemoglobin Decreased
on Mar 07, 2014 Female from GB , 81 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: haemoglobin decreased. Doxycycline dosage: Morning.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Prednisolone (Morning)
  • Amlodipine
  • Aspirin (Witheld)
  • Co-codamol
  • Ferrous Fumarate
  • Folic Acid
  • Lansoprazole
  • Ramipril
Patient was hospitalized.

Suicidal Ideation, Anxiety
on Mar 07, 2014 Male from GB , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. After Doxycycline was administered, patient encountered several Doxycycline side effects: suicidal ideation, anxiety. Doxycycline dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Omeprazole
  • Lisinopril


Gynaecomastia
Patient was taking Doxycycline Monohydrate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: gynaecomastia on Mar 06, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 73 years of age, weighting 167.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Doxycycline Monohydrate dosage: 250 Mg Per 500 Ml Or 1 G - 100 Mg Caps; 1 Capsule.

Completed Suicide
Adverse event was reported on Mar 04, 2014 by a Male taking Doxycycline (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 19 years of age, Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: completed suicide.

Completed Suicide
on Mar 04, 2014 Male from GB , 19 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. After Doxycycline was administered, patient encountered several Doxycycline side effects: completed suicide. Doxycycline dosage: N/A.

Malaise, Depressed Mood, Impaired Work Ability, Completed Suicide, Asphyxia
on Mar 04, 2014 Male from GB , 18 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: malaise, depressed mood, impaired work ability, completed suicide, asphyxia. Doxycycline dosage: N/A.

Nausea, Headache, Disinhibition, Irritability, Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Suicidal Ideation, Social Avoidant Behaviour, Indifference
Patient was taking Doxycycline. Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: nausea, headache, disinhibition, irritability, anxiety, depressed mood, suicidal ideation, social avoidant behaviour, indifference on Mar 04, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 33 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Doxycycline dosage: N/A.

Myalgia, Fatigue, Nausea, Muscle Spasms, Constipation, Malaise, Gait Disturbance
Adverse event was reported on Mar 05, 2014 by a Female taking Doxycycline (Dosage: Taken By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 31 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, After Doxycycline was administered, patient encountered several Doxycycline side effects: myalgia, fatigue, nausea, muscle spasms, constipation, malaise, gait disturbance.

Depressed Mood, Completed Suicide, Asphyxia
on Mar 04, 2014 Male from WF , 18 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: depressed mood, completed suicide, asphyxia. Doxycycline dosage: N/A.

Erythema Multiforme, Renal Injury
on Mar 04, 2014 Male from CO , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: erythema multiforme, renal injury. Doxycycline dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Lisinopril
  • Meloxicam
Patient was hospitalized.

Burning Sensation
Patient was taking Doxycycline. After Doxycycline was administered, patient encountered several Doxycycline side effects: burning sensation on Mar 04, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 29 years of age, weighting 125.7 lb, . Doxycycline dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Depakote
  • Pepcid
  • Haldol
  • Norco
  • Lisinopril
  • Ambien


Pancreatitis, Pneumonia, Renal Failure Acute
Adverse event was reported on Mar 05, 2014 by a Female taking Doxycycline (Dosage: 200mg Per Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: DE , 54 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: pancreatitis, pneumonia, renal failure acute.
Associated medications used:
  • Cefuroxime
  • Caprelsa (300mg Per Day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Tendonitis
on Mar 04, 2014 Female from US , 66 years of age, weighting 118.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline Hyclate. Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: tendonitis. Doxycycline Hyclate dosage: N/A.

Vomiting, Pain, Circulatory Collapse, Hypotension
on Mar 04, 2014 Female from GB , 63 years of age, weighting 142.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline Monohydrate. After Doxycycline was administered, patient encountered several Doxycycline side effects: vomiting, pain, circulatory collapse, hypotension. Doxycycline Monohydrate dosage: 100 Mg, 2x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Citalopram (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Paracetamol (Unk)
  • Pramipexole (0.089 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pancreatitis, Renal Failure Acute, Atypical Pneumonia
Patient was taking Doxycycline Hyclate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: pancreatitis, renal failure acute, atypical pneumonia on Mar 04, 2014 from DE Additional patient health information: Female , 54 years of age, weighting 198.4 lb, was diagnosed with and. Doxycycline Hyclate dosage: 200 Mg, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Cefuroxime (1 Df, 2x/day)
  • Caprelsa (300 Mg, 1x/day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypersensitivity, Rash
Adverse event was reported on Jan 22, 2014 by a Female taking Doxycycline (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 54 years of age, Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: hypersensitivity, rash.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Metrogel (metronidazole) Gel, 1%
  • Oracea (doxycycline, Usp) Capsule 40mg
  • Benadryl


Haemoglobin Decreased
on Mar 03, 2014 Female from GB , 81 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. After Doxycycline was administered, patient encountered several Doxycycline side effects: haemoglobin decreased. Doxycycline dosage: 100 Mg, Qd, Morning.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Prednisolone (30 Mg, Qd, Morning)
  • Amlodipine
  • Aspirin
  • Co-codamol
  • Ferrous Fumarate
  • Acido Folico
  • Lansoprazole (15 Mg, Qd)
  • Lansoprazole (30 Mg, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Vascular Injury, Oesophageal Ulcer, Oesophagitis
on Jan 16, 2014 Male from CA , 26 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: vascular injury, oesophageal ulcer, oesophagitis. Doxycycline dosage: N/A.

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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Alternative DOXYCYCLINE Names:DOXYCYCLI

    Active Ingredient: DOXYCYCLI

    Doxycycline Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1757

    Doxycycline safety alerts: 2001

    Reported deaths: 72

    Reported hospitalizations: 480

    Public Health Advisory: Doxycycline for Anthrax Exposure

    Audience: Health professionals and general public

    FDA reminds all health professionals and the general public that Doxycycline is approved for the treatment of anthrax in all its forms. The FDA is providing additional information concerning the dosing regimen for the treatment of anthrax, including cutaneous and inhalation anthrax (post-exposure). The currently recommended dosage regimen of doxycycline for severe disease is 100 mg every 12 hours for adults and 1mg per pound (2.2mg per kilogram) every 12 hours for children less than 100 pounds. These dosage regimens are appropriate for use in patients who have been exposed to anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) regardless of the route of exposure.

    [Oct 18, 2001 - Public Health Advisory - FDA]

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