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Review: could Doxycycline cause Multiple sclerosis?

We study 12,027 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Doxycycline

Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,640 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 279,818 patients) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 12,024 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 15 people (0.12%) have Multiple Sclerosis. They amount to 0.01% of all the 280,416 people who have Multiple Sclerosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Multiple sclerosis in Doxycycline reports

Time on Doxycycline when people have Multiple sclerosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Multiple sclerosis0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Doxycycline * :

FemaleMale
Multiple sclerosis66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Doxycycline * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Multiple sclerosis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%16.67%50.00%8.33%

Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Doxycycline ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (2 people, 13.33%)
  2. Lyme disease (1 people, 6.67%)
  3. Hepatitis c (1 people, 6.67%)
  4. Convulsion (1 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Avonex (5 people, 33.33%)
  2. Voltaren (4 people, 26.67%)
  3. Xylocaine (4 people, 26.67%)
  4. Pegasys (4 people, 26.67%)
  5. Vitamin b-12 (4 people, 26.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Doctor seems to think I have epididymitis due to a swollen testicle and constant pain in testicle. He gave me doxycycline for 23 days. I'm only half way through but was in a lot of pain so started to take naproxen which seemed to work instantly. However since I've been taking the naproxen (orally) I have been experiencing about half a tea spoon of blood on my toilet paper, and a stinging while I'm going for a poo.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I have an eczema-like rash on my chest and back of neck directly after stopping Doxycycline. It is not improving or getting worse over the past two weeks. Will see derm soon..

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • been on medicine for two days of a five day dosage (100mg twice a day). have taken three pills so far

    Reply

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