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What is doxycycline?

Doxycycline Capsules is a tetracycline antibiotic. Doxycycline 100mg capsules treat chlamydia infection. Treating chlamydia with doxycycline is taken as a 7 day course. Doxycycline capsules taken twice a day to cure chlamydia symptoms.

What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

When symptoms present, the symptoms in men and symptoms in women are different. Symptoms of chlamydia include the following:

  • Pain/bleeding during sex
  • Vaginal or penile discharge
  • Sickness or a very high temperature
  • Spotting between periods
  • Abnormally heavy periods
  • Pain in the back or abdomen
  • A weighty feeling round the hips

Very often there aren't any symptoms. Brook advises that 75% of women and 50% of men with chlamydia don't actually have any obvious symptoms. 

How to treat chlamydia?

Treating chlamydia is simple. Chlamydia treatment involves antibiotics which includes:

Azithromycin is a single dose taken once, whereas doxycycline for chlamydia is a 7 day course. You should get treated as soon as possible to avoid complications of chlamydia, such as infertility.

How to take doxycycline

The doxycycline dosage for chlamydia is doxycycline one capsule twice a day for 7 days.

Doxycycline dosages must be taken at regular intervals. For example roughly every 12 hours between two doses in 24 hours.

Side effects doxycycline

Like all medicines, doxycycline has side effects. However not everyone experiences them. The common side effects of doxycycline 100mg include:

  • Skin rash
  • Flaking of the skin
  • Skin sensitivity to sunlight
  • Severe headaches

Please read the patient information leaflet for the full list of side effects of doxycycline 100mg.

You can read the full list of doxycycline side effects and ingredients in the patient information leaflet.

If you experience any side effects when taking this medication, you can report them on the Yellow Card Scheme website. 

Special Instructions & Frequently Asked Questions

Special instructions


Complete the course of doxycycline antibiotic treatment


Complete the entire course to ensure that the treatment for chlamydia is effective. If you do not complete the antibiotic treatment for chlamydia your symptoms may persist.


Doxycycline should be taken with a full glass of water.  When taking doxycycline you should not take indigestion remedies. You should not take medicines containing iron or zinc, 2 hours before or after you take doxycycline.


Alcohol and Doxycycline


There is not a significant interaction between doxycycline and alcohol.


Doxycycline with alcohol is not prohibited. You can have one or two glasses, but it is best to avoid more than two drinks. Binge drinking can reduce the effectiveness of doxycycline. Drinking on doxycycline is not usually recommended as a result.


Skin Reactions


Doxycycline can cause phototoxicity, this means you should protect your skin from direct sunlight. If you notice skin rashes appearing please seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.




How should doxycycline be taken?


Doxycycline should be taken with a full glass of water.  When taking doxycycline you should not take indigestion remedies. You should not take medicines containing iron or zinc, 2 hours before or after you take doxycycline.


Can doxycycline cause diarrhea?


Doxycycline can cause diarrhea, however this should be mild. If you experience severe diarrhoea you should seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.


Doxycycline and stomach pain:


Doxycycline can cause stomach pain, but this should be mild and pass. If it is severe then please seek medical advice.


How to treat chlamydia:


Chlamydia treatment involves antibiotics. These antibiotics can be Azithromycin or Doxycycline. Azithromycin is a single dose, whereas doxycycline is a 7 day course. Treating chlamydia is simple. You should get treated as soon as possible to avoid complications of chlamydia, such as infertility.


Are there any other types of chlamydia tablets?


Chlamydia tablets alternative to doxycycline 100mg capsules, include Azithromycin tablets. These are the two antibiotics prescribed to treat chlamydia.


Can you buy antibiotics online?


Yes you can buy doxycycline online at Instant eCare online pharmacy. We are a fully registered and licensed pharmacy in the UK. You will need to fill out a short medical questionnaire. If you are eligible for treatment we will give you a free prescription for doxycycline 100mg antibiotics used for chlamydia.


What is doxycycline 100mg used for?


Doxycycline is used for the treatment of chlamydia, however it is also used to treat acne and other bacterial infections . Doxycycline capsules is also used as an anti-malaria tablet.

Doxycycline is also used in the treatment of bacterial pneumonia, acne, Lyme disease, cholera and syphilis.

You can also buy doxycycline malaria tablets here at instant eCare online pharmacy.


Can I buy doxycycline over the counter?


No. You cannot buy doxycycline over the counter. Doxycycline is a prescription only medicine. You cannot buy antibiotics like doxycycline over the counter in the UK. You can however, buy doxycycline online from Instant eCare. All you need to do is complete a free short medical questionnaire. We provide free prescriptions if you are eligible for treatment.


What is the price of doxycycline?


At Instant eCare you can purchase 14 capsules of doxycycline for £22. This is the cost of one course of antibiotics for chlamydia treatment. You can buy doxycycline 100mg by simply completing our free medical assessment.


Doxycycline and Pregnancy


Taking doxycycline while pregnant is not recommended. It is contraindicated in pregnancy and in breast feeding. Doxycycline is not recommended in children up to 8 years old because it can disrupt bone and tooth development.


Is doxycycline safe?


Doxycycline is safe for you to take as long as you complete the medical questions and if you are approved for treatment. If doxycycline is not safe for you to take you can always take Azithromycin for chlamydia.


What happens if I missed dose of doxycycline?


If you miss a dose of doxycycline, don’t worry. Just take the dose as soon as you remember. If the next dose is soon, don’t double dose and just take one dose and carry on as normal.


Does doxycycline work?


When taken as directed, Doxycycline works by preventing the chlamydia bacteria from reproducing. Its stops its growth and eventually the bacteria die because they are unable to grow or repair their cells.


How effective is chlamydia treatment?


Chlamydia treatment with doxycycline usually treats chlamydia infection once you complete the course. Treatment failure can happen, if you have not taken the antibiotic as directed.


Can you overdose on doxycycline?

Doxycycline overdose can cause nausea and vomiting. You should seek medical attention if you have overdosed on doxycycline capsules.


What is the best treatment for chlamydia?


Antibiotics treatment is the best treatment for chlamydia. Antibiotics include doxycycline capsules or azithromycin tablets. Antibiotic treatment for chlamydia are the best treatment for chlamydia.


Home remedies and herbal remedies are not clinically effective and are not proven to work.


Is doxycycline a prescription medication?


Yes doxycycline 100mg is a prescription medication. Here at instant eCare we provide you with a free prescription if you complete our short medical questionnaire online.


Can I get doxycycline without a prescription?


Yes you can get doxycycline without a pre-existing prescription here at instant eCare online pharmacy. You cannot buy doxycycline over the counter, or at your local Boots pharmacy without a prescription.


When can you have sex?


You should avoid sexual intercourse while you are taking doxycycline and until symptoms clear (usually 7 to 10 days). However if you do decide to have sex whilst on doxycycline you should be very careful and use a condom. Please remember that chlamydia can spread through oral sex too.


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Dosage 100 mg
Dosage Instructions Take ONE capsule TWICE a day for FOURTEEN days.