Review: could Doxycycline cause Dental Abscess?


Dental abscess is found among people who take Doxycycline, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 11,896 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 145 have Dental abscess. Find out below who they are, when they have Dental abscess and more.

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Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Doxycycline 16,465 users)

Dental Abscess

Dental abscess has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, itching, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 12,647 Dental abscess patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

11,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline.
Among them, 145 people (1.22%) have Dental Abscess

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Doxycycline cause Dental abscess?

Time on Doxycycline when people have Dental Abscess *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dental Abscess when taking Doxycycline *:

  • female: 41.41 %
  • male: 58.59 %

Age of people who have Dental Abscess when taking Doxycycline *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.88 %
  • 30-39: 0.88 %
  • 40-49: 16.81 %
  • 50-59: 38.05 %
  • 60+: 43.36 %

Severity if Dental Abscess when taking Doxycycline **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Dental Abscess **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (33 people)
  • Trismus (19 people)
  • Breast Cancer (19 people)
  • Nausea (16 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia (16 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (118 people)
  • Aredia (73 people)
  • Chemotherapeutics Nos (58 people)
  • Lisinopril (55 people)
  • Zocor (52 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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