How effective is Doxycycline for Lyme disease?
Summary: 32 Doxycycline users have rated its effectiveness for Lyme disease.
Overall ratings: 3.0/5
Long term ratings: 2.6/5
This is a review of how effective Doxycycline (doxycycline hyclate) is for Lyme disease and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.
You are not alone: join a support group for people who take Doxycycline for Lyme disease >>>
What is Doxycycline
Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 13,709 Doxycycline users)
Lyme disease (a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks) can be treated by Doxycycline Hyclate, Doxycycline, Amoxicillin, Ceftin. (latest reports from 1,612 Lyme Disease patients)
On Apr, 27, 2015: 32 people are studied for taking Doxycycline in Lyme disease
Doxycycline effectiveness for Lyme disease (number of people):
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high |
Gender of people who take Doxycycline for Lyme disease * :
|Lyme disease||59.38%||40.62% |
Age of people who take Doxycycline for Lyme disease * :
|Lyme disease||0.00%||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 * :
|Lyme disease||66.67%||33.33% |
Age of people who find Doxycycline more effective * :
|Lyme disease||0.00%||0.00%||8.33%||16.67%||0.00%||41.67%||25.00%||8.33% |
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
Find out which drug is more effective in real world to treat:
Get connected: join our support group of lyme disease and doxycycline on
What do you think? Post a comment.
Want to personalize this study to your gender and age? Start now.
Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
- Can taking doxycycline hyclate with cyclobenzaprine (flexural) cause serious side effects?
I was on doxycycline for acne for roughly 12 weeks. During week 10, I was prescribed cyclobenzaprine 10 mg for muscle spasms in my neck. These two drugs were prescribed by 2 different doctors (dermatologist and G.P.). I never told my G.P. that I was currently on Doxycycline. The first weekend (Sat a ...
- Four years ago received comprehensive neurological workup to ro m.s. still have certain symptoms, including moderate to severe itching nos, intercostal muscle spasms. ???? (2 answers)
Am wondering if I should pursue additional testing for M.S. Itching has not subsided on back and lower abdomen; dermatological exams all negative. Intercostal muscle spasms intermittent, but severe at times. Now have a swollen lymph node in groin persisting for 3+ weeks. Should I be concerned th ...
- 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
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?
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?
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? ...
More questions for: Doxycycline, Lyme disease
You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):
- Breast tenderness with doxycycline hyclate
I had eye infection and my opthalmologist prescribed 100mg of doxycycline hyclate BID for 10 days. But after taking the medicine I am experiencing breast tenderness. I also have IUD Mirena.
- Docycycline and hair loss
Began losing hair after a month on Doxycycline Hyclate. It is becoming worse.
- Query fever diagnosed years later after suffering with chronic endometriosis
My difficulties in life with pain began at such a early age of 13 when I started my menstrual cycle. Suffering in silence, not realizing that severe abdominal pain and excessively bleeding with clots wasn't normal.
When I was 19 years old I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis and ...
- Rosacea - mci - dementia
I first noticed my mild cognitive impairment, MCI, during the first week in September 2012. (Coincidently, bright pink spots of rosacea began spreading on my cheeks the following week.) Something definitely was affecting my brain which I had never experienced before. I wondered if my dad had a si ...
- Severe leg/foot/ankle swelling from doxycycline
Was given five-day course of doxycycline for sinusitis and laryngitis. By end of third day had ankle edema (never had before), then MASSIVE leg/foot/ankle edema by fourth day Discontinued on fifth day after research revealed side effect of doxycycline. Took almost a week for swelling to go comletely ...
More reviews for: Doxycycline, Lyme disease
Comments from related studies:
From this study (10 months ago):
I have so many side effects that chronic fatigue seems simplistic. Almost every cell in my body has been damaged. I have seen over 20 doctors since my cascade of symptoms started (13years ago). They all play dumb, tell me my problem is not in their specialty, or offer me antidepressants. Yet when I look up actual research, I see that most of the pieces of the physiology of my syndrome have been known for years (some for decades).
I also note that on this web site, there is no way to report a high number of side effects or simplify them as mitochondrial damage.
I believe it is the intent of this web site, the AMA, drug companies, and most doctors to deliberately avoid "knowing" about the holocaust of poisoning that is occurring in the name of heath care.
The logarithmical explosion of cancer, obesity, depression, allergies, auto-immune diseases, "rare genetic diseases," and diabetes (to name just a few) matches exactly the explosion of pharmaceutical consumption.
It would be appropriate to apply the scientific method instead of the profit motive to further human health.
Hope22 on Jul, 9, 2014:
Is doxycyclin among these drugs that have been given a black box warning for anyone with mitochondrial disease?
noscreenname on Jun, 23, 2014:
if you have lyme, youre 75% of 100 likely to have either mycoplasma, or serratia. these cause kidney stones, which in turn, cause damage or loss if not surgically removed (struvite type) AND the way the spirochete and other partner bacteria hide from the meds. The lyme docs have known this all along when they said, "it hides where meds cannot get to it". 75% of lymies having myco...= struvite stones that will keep ANY coinfections going on indefinitely via relapse. Its all about meal ticket patients here....sad.
kilo on rappahannock on Jun, 27, 2014:
I did have lyme, but it was treated immediately at the appearance of the classic rash. I have been tested several times since - always negative. I looked up mycoplasma and serratia, as you suggested, but found almost none of the symptoms apply to my problems. Thank you for the information. I can now pass that info on to anyone with those sort of symptoms. My symptoms can all be explained by mitochondrial damage caused by doxycycline and azithromycin. Thanks again for your reply. We all need to teach each other as much as possible, as the doctors won't do it.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.