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Review: taking Flagyl and Doxycycline together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Flagyl and Doxycycline together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Flagyl and Doxycycline. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 679 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Flagyl has active ingredients of metronidazole. It is often used in vaginitis bacterial. (latest outcomes from 10,488 Flagyl users)

Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 13,701 Doxycycline users)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 679 people who take Flagyl, Doxycycline are studied

Flagyl, Doxycycline outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Flagyl (metronidazole)
- Doxycycline (doxycycline hyclate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Flagyl is effective45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Doxycycline is effective50.00%
(5 of 10 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Renal Failure AcutePainn/aHair LossAnxietyDeep Vein Thrombosisn/aPain
PyrexiaHepatic FailureBack PainEmotional DistressPain In ExtremityNausea
NauseaOral DisorderGlaucomaPainDyspnoeaAnxiety
DiarrhoeaOsteonecrosisPregnancy On Oral ContraceptiveOedema PeripheralDyspnoea
VomitingAbscess RuptureCholelithiasisCellulitis StaphylococcalInjury
Drug Exposure During PregnancyBone DisorderBack PainVomiting
Ultrasound Scan AbnormalDeformityDrowsinessDepression
PneumoniaMouth HaemorrhageNauseaAnaemia
DehydrationDental FistulaBone PainPyrexia
Respiratory FailureHypoaesthesia FacialCholecystitis ChronicAbdominal Pain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Flagyl is effective50.00%
(7 of 14 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
Doxycycline is effective40.00%
(6 of 15 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainAnxiety
NauseaFatigue
AnxietyChest Pain
DyspnoeaPain
VomitingPyrexia
InjuryArthralgia
DepressionPneumonia
HypertensionPleural Effusion
AnaemiaDyspnoea
DiarrhoeaAnaemia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Flagyl is effectiven/an/an/a10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
Doxycycline is effectiven/an/an/a9.09%
(1 of 11 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pyoderma Gangrenosumn/aCholecystitis ChronicPainAnxietyPyrexiaAnxietyAtrial Fibrillation
Pelvic PainPainNauseaDepressionPainPainNausea
Ovarian CystInjuryVomitingPainAnxietyHypertensionDyspnoea
Major DepressionGallbladder DisorderAbdominal Pain UpperCholelithiasisCoughNauseaAsthenia
Suicidal IdeationPyrexiaAnaemiaAbdominal PainAnhedoniaPyrexiaCardiac Failure Congestive
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusVith Nerve ParalysisChest PainDrug Exposure During PregnancyNauseaDiarrhoeaPneumonia
Weight IncreasedHeadacheIrritable Bowel SyndromeVomitingFatiguePain In JawPain
Uterine LeiomyomaIntracranial Pressure IncreasedBack PainPulmonary EmbolismDiarrhoeaInjuryAnxiety
Urinary Tract InfectionCorneal ErosionGastrointestinal DisorderDyspnoeaArthralgiaBone DisorderAnaemia
HyperventilationMucosal Erosion NosCrohn's DiseaseNauseaHeadacheEmotional DistressPleural Effusion

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    I had drug (cipro) induced cdifficile for three and a half years and was hospitalized 3 times and went through absolute hell until my Dr. finally agreed to do a fecal transplant. Even then the first transfer done via a lower bowel infusion didnt work. Two weeks after the first one he did a full colonoscopy transfer going up as high as my appendix and that one worked immediatly and I have had no furthur bowel problems, no diarrea at all and its' now been well over a year. I took every type of cdiff drug imaginable prior to that. I had to stay on Vancomyicin all the time or I would be spending all my time going back and forth to the john 20 or 30 times a day. I was so ill that I could bearly keep my head up. I couldnt eat without an urgent bathroom trip. I had to wear Depends all the time, my skin was raw and sore from constant wiping. I was given Tinture of Morphine to slow me down. That helped some. My veins collapsed from all the test shots and from the many pints of saline to keep me hydrated. My heart stopped from a lowering of my potassium level and I had to get a pacemaker to control my heart rate. I spent a fortune on the drugs,some costing as much as $1200.00 a month, more than I make working and working was rough. I would have to go to the restroom so often and I work outside where there were frequently no facilities. I would have to bring a complete change of clothes and a disinfecting kit with me to cleanup the restroom. I washed my hands raw. You cant leave that for someone else or they might get sick too as it is highly infectious. Hospitals are not that meticulous either. I once had to go to a Long Island Hospital that failed the precautions test miserably. They assigned me to a room with another patient whose family wanted to eat their meals in our shared room and then use the bathroom. I pitched a fit on them and told them no way were they going to eat in that room or use the bathroom. I can't imagine what that hospital was thinking. Anyway you get the idea....3 years of expensive treatment and all I needed was some healthy donor poop and someone willing to mix it up in a blender and put it in syringe and put it up the wassoo and I was done. Dont let them give you all the expensive treatment if you have a resistant case of cdiff, insist on the fecal transplant right off, you will be very glad you did. The donor should be someone in your family, preferably someone young with lots of good flora for digestion. Someone without other gut problems...they need to test them too. Bring it in the afternoon before and Bingo,you will be back on track the next day. I am open to answer questions or be tested orhelp with anything else you might want to know, just ask me.
  • Tingling feet and hands
    I have used flagyl 3 times and after stopping the use of this medication my feet and hands have became so tingly and itchy That its becoming unbearable.
  • My experience with lyme
    My final semester at college-

    Woke up to extreme inflammation in what was determined to be a portion of my trapezius on the left side length of my next. It was accompanied by severely swollen lymph nodes throughout my entire body. I went about my day with what to me was seemingly a bad neck cramp and oncoming cold. In the afternoon I decided to participate in Track practice and what occurred after I am unsure about in terms of its relation to me performing physically or an autoimmune response against my peripheral nervous system. The next morning I woke up the left side of my trapezius was completely dysfunctional from its attachment to my cranium all the way down to the mid point of my back. It was accompanied by inflammation and sore pain at the point where the next connects to the shoulder girdle. Over the course of the next 8 months I went undiagnosed with Lyme, having seen neurologists and orthopedics in an attempt to find a solution. Reflecting on the first three months, I experienced significant effects on my emotional stability and cognitive capability. I would have severe mood swings--rage, depression, excitement-- and I would have difficulty with memory and train of thought- all of which can be confirmed by multitude of classmates. By the 8 month mark I had began to feel mild joint pain, particularly in areas I had formerly injured in athletic activity (ankles, lower back). At this point, my accessory nerve had not regenerated in terms of the portion affecting my trapezius, didn't regain any lost muscle function. I saw my physician, who discovered the Lyme infection. I took doxycycline over the next 3 months and saw significant improvement in my trapezius, which was accompanied by a decrease in lymph node size, as proven by comparison of MRIs. My fatigue dissipated and my moods/cognition returned to normal. I've regained about 70% of the function I formerly had with my trapezius (as compared to 0% prior to treatment). I wanted to write this because I have yet to see a similar case, understand the ambiguity of Lyme disease and the array of conditions it causes.
  • Symptons from taking doxycyclin
    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 abnormally high?

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  • Do not take all drugs listed at same time. Am on "pulse therapy" with antimacrobials. Do not take coq10 when on Mepron/malarone. Take Florastor probiotic 2x's a day to fight c.diff & other probiotics. Also take FiberSmart, DigestSmart, & slippery elm, marshmallow root for GI regularity. Drink at least 4 cups green tea daily. CDC confirmed lyme positive in 2010 (September), was bit in May of same year. Had psychiatric & cognitive dysfunction immediately following rash. Further testing show active infection in brain - neuro-lyme dx'd.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • The sleep paralysis happens sometimes when I try waking up and I can't move. My eyes keep closing after Everytime I open them and I can't move any body part when they're closed when this has been happening. This has never happened before I started taking doxycycline.

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