Doxsig is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) doxycycline. On this page you will find out more about Doxsig, 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:
Doxsig 100 mg film-coated tablet, 7
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
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 microrganisms: Vibrio species (chlorea), Brucella sp. (Brucellosis; in conjunction with streptomycin), Yersinia pestis (plague), Francisella turarenis (tularaemia), Bartonella bacilliformis (Bartonellosis), Bacteroides sp. When penicillin is contraindicated, DOXSIG is an alternative drug in the treatment of infections due to: Treponema pallidum (syphilis); Treponema pertenue (yaws); Neisseria gonorrhoea (see Dosage and Administration). DOXSIG is not the drug of choice in the treatment of any type of staphlococcal infection or infections due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus faecalis or any type of enteric bacteria because many strains of these organisms have been shown to be r esistant to doxycycline. DOXSIG 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, cholorquine
Table of characteristics
White, film-coated, biconvex tablet scored on one side for oral use, diameter 9.1mm.
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|Dosage Form||Tablet, film coated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
7 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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