The following provides information on contraindications to the use of doxycycline in general, pregnancy & amp; Breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
When should Doxycycline not be used?
Doxycycline should not be used in patients with hypersensitivity to tetracyclines, severe hepatic impairment or renal insufficiency and in patients with myasthenia gravis.
Children under the age of eight should not be treated with doxycycline because the active substance may accumulate in the bones and teeth, which may affect the child’s growth.
What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?
During pregnancy and lactation, the drug should not be used because it can cause severe growth disorders in the child.
What should be considered in children?
Children under the age of eight should not be treated with doxycycline because it binds to bone and teeth, causing growth disorders.
Warnings and Precautions
- If used for several weeks, regular blood, liver and kidney tests should be performed.
- Allergic reactions can be life threatening. You must see a doctor immediately.
- Sunburns should be avoided during treatment for increased photosensitivity of the skin.
- Myopia can temporarily occur, making it difficult to control motor vehicles and to operate machinery.
Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.