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How to take Doxycycline – your doctor will discuss the frequency and length of treatment with you at your visit

  • Take doxycycline after you have eaten a meal. If you were prescribed doxycycline twice daily and you do not eat breakfast, you may take it after lunch and after dinner.  If you take doxycycline on an empty stomach, you may experience nausea and vomiting
  • Doxycycline may cause or worsen heartburn. Do not lie down after taking doxycycline for 20-30 minutes
  • Doxycycline may make you more sun sensitive. Wear sunscreen and sun protection while taking this medication
  • Do not take doxycycline if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or trying to become pregnant