Doxycycline antibiotic question...

Georgepds

Well-Known Member
Doxycycline antibiotic question...


Are there any gotchas for taking the antibiotic doxycycline for person with DS ?


I got bitten by a tick a week or two ago, developed the ring mark signifying potential Lyme disease, so the doc put me on a 21 day treatment of the antibiotic (100 mg twice a day)


I have no idea if DS affects the dose or absorption of the medication... hopefully someone here knows
 

southernlady

Administrator
Staff member
The only concern is if it’s extended release. If it is, ask the pharmacist if it can be cut in half.
 

DianaCox

Bad Cop
Extended release tablets are designed to release meds for the length of a normal small intestine. Ours are 1/3 -1/2 that length, with concomitant shorter transit time. You poop out unreleased meds.
 
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