Active Ingredients: Doxycycline
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What if I take too much? Accidentally taking an extra dose of doxycycline is unlikely to harm you.
Speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you're worried or you take more than 1 extra dose. Side effects Like all medicines, doxycycline can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
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.
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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.