Doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribed to treat bacteria-induced infections. Use this medicine in accordance with the directions provided by your doctor. If you are not sure about the dosage consult your doctor, pharmacist of read the label. It's typical of the condition to improve after just a couple of days, however, you need to continue taking this medicine until you use up all the tablets prescribed to make sure a relapse does not occur. In case your symptoms do not improve after several days of the treatment or become worse talk to your doctor to learn why doxycycline is not working for you.
If you are allergic to doxycycline or other medicines similar to it (demeclocycline, minocycline or tetracycline) do not start using this drug to avoid the same reaction. The symptoms of an allergic reaction are: swelling of the lips and tongue, hives and difficulty breathing. If you think you may have become pregnant while taking doxycycline, discontinue the use of it and consult your doctor as soon as possible. Doxycycline can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. During the entire period of treatment try to avoid exposure to direct sunlight or wear protective clothing to avoid a sun burn.