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Brand name: Doxy

Doxy is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) doxycycline. On this page you will find out more about Doxy, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: doxycycline

Information for medicine and pack size:
Doxy 100 mg film-coated tablet, 7

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What this medicine is for

OTHER CONDITIONS: Protect from moisture. INDICATIONS: Infections caused by the following organisms; Mycoplasma pneumoniae (primary atypical pneumonia); Rickettsiae (Queensland tick typhus, epidemic typhus fever, Q fever, murine endemic typhus fever, Australo-Pacific endemic scrub typhus); Chlamydia psittaci (psittacosis); Chlamydia trachomatis (lymphogranuloma venereum, trachoma, inclusion conjunctivitis). (Doxycycline is indicated in the treatment of trachoma, although the infectious agent is not always eliminated, as judged by immunofluorescence. Inclusion conjunctivitis may be treated with oral doxycycline alone, or in combination with topical agents). Borreliae (relapsing fever). Calymmatobacterium (Donovania) granulomatis (granuloma inguinale). Infections caused by the following Gram- negative microorganisms: Vibrio species (chlorea), Brucella sp. (Brucellosis; in conjuction with streptomycin), Haemophilus ducreyi (chancroid), Yersinia pestis (plague), Francisella turarenis (tularaemia), Bartonella bacilliformis (Bartonellosis), Bacteroides sp. When penicillin is contraindicated, Doxy-100 is an alternative drug in the treatment of infections due to: Treponema pallidum (syphilis); Treponema pertenue (yaws); Neisseria gonorrhoea (see Dosage and Administration). Doxy-100 is not the drug of choice in the treatment of any type of staphylococcal infection or infections due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus infuenzae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus faecalis or any type of enteric bacteria because many strains of these organisms have been shown to be resistant to doxycycline. Doxy-100 should not be used in these infections unless the organism has been shown to be sensitive. For upper respiratory infections due to group A beta-haemolytic streptococci (including prophylaxis of rheumatic fever), penicillin is the usual drug of choice. In acute intestinal amoebiasis, doxycycline may be a useful adjunct to amoebicides. In severe acne, doxycycline may be useful adjunctive therapy. Doxycycline is indicated, in adults and children older than 10 years, as chemoprophylaxis for malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and, in combination with other antimalarial agents, against malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax. Doxycycline is only able to suppress malaria caused by P. vivax. As there are relatively few locations where P. vivax does not co-exist to some extent with P. falciparum, it is recommended that doxycycline should be used routinely with other agents, for example, chloroquine.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White, film-coated, biconvex tablet scored on one side for oral use, diameter 9.1mm
Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
7 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
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