Megadox Capsule 100 mg

৳ 2.16

Generic: Doxycycline

Strength:  100 mg

Manufacturer: Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Description

Indications

Doxycycline has a very wide spectrum of activities and has been used in the treatment of a large number of infections caused by susceptible organisms.

Respiratory tract infections: Pneumonia, influenza, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, otitis media and other streptococcal and staphylococcal infections where tetracycline resistance is not a problem.

Genitourinary tract infections: Pyelonephritis, cystitis, urethritis, gonorrhea, epididymitis, syphilis, chancroid and granuloma inguinale.

Chlamydia: Lymphogranuloma venereum, psittacosis, trachoma.

Intestinal diseases: Whipples disease, tropical sprue, blind loop syndrome.

In acute intestinal amoebiasis: Doxycycline may be a useful adjunct to amoebicides.

Bacillary infections: Brucellosis, tularemia, cholera, travelers diarrhea

Acne: Acne vulgaris, acne conglobata and other forms of acne.

Other infections: Actinomycosis, yaws, relapsing fever, leptospirosis, typhus, rickettsial pox and Q fever, Cellulitis furunculosis, abscess and infections caused by Mycobacterium marinum, Bordetella pertussis and Bacillus anthracis.

Dosage & Administration

Oral-

Susceptible infections:

  • 200 mg on day 1 as a single or in divided doses, followed by 100 mg once daily. Severe infections: Maintain initial dose throughout the course of treatment.

Relapsing fever and louse-borne typhus:

  • 100 or 200 mg as a single dose.

Prophylaxis of scrub typhus:

  • 200 mg as a single dose.

Uncomplicated gonorrhoea:

  • 100 mg bid for 7 days or a single dose of 300 mg followed by a 2nd similar dose 1 hr later.

Syphilis:

  • 100-200 mg bid for at least 14 days.

Acne:

  • 50 mg daily for 6-12 wk.

Chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria acute attack:

  • 200 mg daily for at least 7 days, w/ or after treatment w/ quinine.

Treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of inhalation anthrax:

  • 100 mg bid, to complete a 60-day course after treatment w/ 1-2 other antibacterials.

Prophylaxis of chloroquine-resistant malaria:

  • 100 mg daily for up to 2 yr.

Topical/Cutaneous-

Periodontitis:

  • As 10% controlled-release subgingival preparation: Inject the contents of the syringe into the periodontal pocket, may be repeated 4 mth after initial treatment.

Intravenous-

Susceptible infections: 200 mg on day 1 followed by 100-200 mg daily depending on the severity of infection.

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