Active substances: Doxycycline
Common side effects These common side effects happen in around 1 in 10 people. Keep taking the medicine, but talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don't go away: headaches feeling or being sick nausea or vomiting being sensitive to sunlight Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.
In rare cases, doxycycline can cause a serious allergic reaction anaphylaxis. These are not all the side effects of doxycycline.
For a full list see the leaflet inside your medicines packet. Information: You can report any suspected side effect to the UK safety scheme.
How to cope with side effects What to do about: headaches - make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids.
Everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, are safe to take with doxycycline. It might help to take your doxycycline after a meal or snack but avoid dairy products like milk, cheese and yoghurt.
Dairy products can stop your body absorbing your medicine properly. If you are being sick, drink plenty of fluids, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration.
Signs of dehydration include peeing less than usual or having strong-smelling pee. Do not take any medicines to treat vomiting without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor.
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