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How effective is Doxycycline for Lyme disease?

Overall ratings: 3.0/5
Long term ratings: 2.6/5
On a scale of 1 to 5: 1=not at all, 2=somewhat, 3=moderate, 4=high, 5=very high

This is a review of how effective Doxycycline (doxycycline hyclate) is for Lyme disease. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 32 reports from user community and is updated continuously.

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What is Doxycycline

Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,662 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

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Lyme disease

Lyme disease (a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks) (latest reports from 4,305 patients) can be treated by Doxycycline Hyclate, Doxycycline, Amoxicillin, Ceftin, Plaquenil.

Trend of Lyme disease reports

On Nov, 23, 2014: 32 people are studied for taking Doxycycline in Lyme disease




Doxycycline effectiveness for Lyme disease


Long term Doxycycline effectiveness for Lyme disease

Doxycycline effectiveness for Lyme disease (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall210893
Long term
(1+ years)
11210

Gender of people who take Doxycycline for Lyme disease * :

FemaleMale
Lyme disease59.38%40.62%

Age of people who take Doxycycline for Lyme disease * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lyme disease0.00%3.12%9.38%15.62%12.50%28.12%15.62%15.62%

Who find Doxycycline more effective for Lyme disease?

Gender of people who find Doxycycline more effective * :

FemaleMale
Lyme disease66.67%33.33%

Age of people who find Doxycycline more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lyme disease0.00%0.00%8.33%16.67%0.00%41.67%25.00%8.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • I have chladmydia in my eye,,doctor has given me a single dose 1 gram of azithromycin,,however im a carrier of hep c,,should i take this medicine
    (Asked by a 60 year old man who has Chladymia In My Eye, and takes Doxycycline Hyclate)
    I have gotten chladmydia bot genatally and its in my eye,,i have been a carrier of hep c for a long time,,my doctor has given me a single dose of azithromycin at 1 gram,,im afariad this may lead to liver failure,,anyone know

  • Is it safe to take effexor and ibuprophen?
    (Asked by a 61 year old woman who has High Blood Cholesterol, Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent, Sinusitis, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, and takes Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride, Doxycycline, Alprazolam, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Tradjenta, Crestor)
    Have sinus infection which I'm taking doxycycline and ibuprophen for headache. I also take Venlafaxine for GAD. Is it okay to take Advil or acetaminophen while taking venlafaxine, not at the same time??

  • Can 100mg doxycycline hyclate be taken at the same time with zithromax?
    (Asked by a 63 year old man who has Lyme Disease - Early Disseminated, Strep Throat, and takes Azithromycin, Doxycycline Hyclate)
    Patient was bitten by a deer tick and is taking doxycycline as preventive measure. A throat infection is developing for which the doxycycline seems to have no effect, though azithromycin has proven rapidly effective in the past. Should the doxycycline be discontinued during the azithromycin cycle? ...

  • Are my symptoms caused by doxycycline ?
    (Asked by a 52 year old woman who has Gum Abscesses X2, Anosmia, Pain In Fingers And Thumb Left Hand Severe Possible Nerve Based, and takes Doxycycline)
    Within 12 hours of taking first dose of 200mg Doxycycline severe pain in knuckle of pinkie finger, over next 2 days shifted to index finger then finally to thumb and index finger pain severe unable to tolerate any pressure in area and continues until now. 3rd day red rash to face with what looked li ...

  • The effect of doxycycline on the morning after pill
    (Asked by a 21 year old woman who has Feeling Dizzy,nauseous, and takes Doxycycline)
    i had sex with my boyfriend a week after i had my periods.i took an antibiotic(doxycycline) the morning before.when we had sex,the condom burst and we went straight to the pharmacy to buy the morning after pill..is there a probability that the pill might have worked?

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    (Posted by a 25 year old man who has Cognitive And Psychiatric Disorder, Lyme Disease, Inflammation And Severe Nerve Damage, and takes Doxycycline Hyclate)
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  • Symptons from taking doxycyclin
    (Posted by a 53 year old woman who has Rash From The Sunburn And Very Itchy, High Sensitivity To Sun, Burned Easily Even With Sunscreen, Cold Tingling On Toes And Hands, Skin Burning Sensation On Hands, Elevated Creatinine Levels, and takes Doxycycline)
    I recently went in for a physical, everything was normal except my Creatinine levels. I had severe symptoms from burning hands/knuckles to feeling very tingly like cold needles. Also, burned very easily from sun even with 50 sun screen applied. Should I be worried about the Creatinine levels be abn ...

  • Doxycycline/severe sun reaction
    (Posted by a 80 year old man who has Virgilio, Severe Burning And Redness Lasted For Weeks, and takes Doxycycline Hyclate)
    Was put on Doxycycline for an infection on the surface of my knee.Went to a football game in NC,SEPT.14TH,was in sun for maybe 3-4 hours.I have Virgilio but have been in sun many times with no such burn.Also used 45 sunblock! Went to doctor following Monday,because of concern for infection,she s ...

  • I got pneumonia while taking topamax, obvious correlation
    (Posted by a 44 year old woman who has Plantar Fasciitis, Trigger Finger, Anemia - B12 Deficiency, Anemia, Malabsorption, Gastric Bypass, Osteopenia, Chronic Pancreatitis, Depression, and takes Klonopin, Ambien Cr, Prilosec Otc, Zenpep, Calcium, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Job's-tears, Vitamin B12, Zofran, Zantac, Zyrtec, Doxycycline Hyclate, Reclast, Venofer, Neurontin, Buspar, Effexor, Dilaudid)
    I do not take all the medicines above all the time but I am using an implanted pump giving me less than 2mg of dilaudid per day, 75 mg effexor daily and usually buspar. Dr prescribed topamax within 4 days I was hospitalized with Pneumonia, stayed a week came home a week had a clear chest x ray and ...

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