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Monodox (Doxycycline Monohydrate)
Doxycycline General Information
Monodox (Doxycycline Monohydrate) is indicated for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne. This may also be used to prevent malaria. It is a serious disease caused by parasites that are spread to people. It is through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. However, this condition is preventable and curable.
How does Monodox (Doxycycline Monohydrate) work?
Doxycycline is thought to inhibit translation by binding to the portion of the ribosome. It is by preventing the binding of tRNA to the RNA-30S bacterial ribosomal subunit. It is necessary for the delivery of amino acids for protein synthesis. As a result of the above actions, the initiation of protein synthesis by polyribosome formation is blocked. This stops the replication of bacteria and produces a bacteriostatic effect.
Why use Monodox (Doxycycline Monohydrate)?
Monodox (Doxycycline Monohydrate) is known as a tetracycline antibiotic. This stops the growth of the bacteria. This medication has the strengths of 100mg, 75mg, and 50mg for oral administration. Each tablet contains Doxycycline Monohydrate as an active ingredient. It has a high degree of lipid solubility and a low affinity for calcium-binding. This medication has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Monodox (Doxycycline Monohydrate)?
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to the treatment.
This is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken 1 or 2 times a day on an empty stomach. It is taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. If stomach upset happens, take the medicine with food or milk. After taking the drug, do not lie down for at least 10 minutes. Take it at the same time each day or exactly as it is directed by your doctor.
What are the side-effects of Monodox (Doxycycline Monohydrate)?
- Stomach upset
- Skin rash or itching
- Discharge or vaginal itching
Call your doctor right away if these happen:
- Painful or difficulty swallowing
- Changes in the amount of urine
- Sunburn (sun sensitivity)
Warnings and Precautions
- Before using this medication, discuss with your doctor first the risks and benefits that this drug has.
- Let your doctor know if you have any medical history or current medication/s.
- Stop taking this if an allergic reaction occurs and call for medical help right away.
- Keep this away from moisture and heat.