We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment. 
Below outlines the directions, benefits and risks with Doxycycline.

Doxycycline is an oral antibiotic used by dermatologists to treat acne, rosacea and folliculitis.

Dermatologists use oral antibiotics to calm inflammation and clear acne while topical treatments take effect. Doxycycline should always be used alongside topical treatment. Continued topical treatment is essential to keep skin clear once doxycycline is stopped.


✔️ Take after meals with a full glass of water.

✔️ Do not lie down for 30 minutes afterwards.

✔️ Caution in the sun.

🥪 Take after meals to reduce stomach upset.

💦 Take with a full glass of water and do not lie down for 1 hour after taking it to avoid esophageal irritation.

☀️ Always wear sunscreen. Doxycycline increases sun sensitivity.

Do not take with calcium or iron supplements. You should wait to take these supplements until at least 2 hours after taking doxycycline. However, there are no food interactions of concern.

💊 Consider taking a probiotic. This can help prevent yeast infections and maintain healthy gut bacteria.


Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, hives, yeast infections, and increased sun sensitivity. Doxycycline can cause esophageal irritation and ulceration if it gets lodged in the esophagus which can feel like chest pain. Rarely, doxycycline can cause pseudotumor cerebri (increased internal brain pressure).

Stop taking the medication and message your doctor if you experience headaches with blurred vision, you break out in hives or a rash, or if you have any other unusual or persistent side effects.

Do not take doxycycline if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, discontinue use immediately and message your doctor for an alternative treatment option.