Doxycycline cap

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  • check-iconTreats Chlamydia & Ureaplasma
  • check-iconMHRA approved
  • check-iconRecommended by BASHH guideline

Doxycycline cap

Category:Ureaplasma Treatment

BASHH, the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, now recommends Doxycycline as the first-line treatment for Chlamydia and Ureaplasma.




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Frequently Asked Questions for Doxycycline cap

What is Ureaplasma

Ureaplasma is a type of bacteria that can be found in the human urinary and reproductive tracts. There are two species of Ureaplasma that can cause infections in humans: Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum.

Ureaplasma infections can occur in both men and women and can cause a range of symptoms. In some cases, people may not experience any symptoms at all. However, when symptoms do occur, they may include:

  • Pain or discomfort during urination
  • Urinary urgency or frequency
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge in women
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic pain or discomfort
  • Inflammation of the urethra or cervix

Ureaplasma infections can also lead to complications in some cases, such as infertility, miscarriage, or preterm labor in pregnant women.

Ureaplasma infections are typically treated with antibiotics, such as doxycycline, azithromycin, or erythromycin. It's important to complete the full course of antibiotics as prescribed by your healthcare provider to ensure that the infection is fully cleared.


How do I take Doxycycline for Ureaplasma?

If your healthcare provider has prescribed doxycycline to treat your Ureaplasma infection, it's important to follow their instructions for taking the medication. Generally, doxycycline is taken orally as a capsule or tablet, with or without food, and a full glass of water. Here are some general guidelines for taking doxycycline:

  • Take the medication exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not take more or less than instructed, and do not stop taking the medication before the prescribed course is complete.

  • Swallow the capsule or tablet whole with a full glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break the medication.

  • Take the medication at the same time(s) every day to help maintain a consistent level of the medication in your body.

  • If you experience stomach upset while taking doxycycline, you can take the medication with food or milk. However, do not take the medication with dairy products, calcium supplements, or antacids containing aluminum, magnesium, or calcium, as these can interfere with the absorption of the medication.

  • If you miss a dose of doxycycline, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

  • It's important to complete the full course of antibiotics as prescribed by your healthcare provider, even if your symptoms improve before the medication is finished. This will help ensure that the infection is fully cleared.

If you have any questions or concerns about taking doxycycline for Ureaplasma infection, be sure to speak with your Farmeci clincian via our messaging portal.