by Gary M. White, MD
Doxycycline gives a very characteristic rash with redness/sunburn of the dorsal hands, fingers and nose.
Doxycycline is an oral tetracycline antibiotic commonly used in dermatology for acne and rosacea.
- It is a strong photo-sensitizer--look for redness on the dorsal hands and nose.
- It can upset the stomach so take with food.
- Don't take just before going to bed. It can stay in the esophagus and cause severe chest pain.
Acne and Renal Impairment
Doxycycline is metabolized exclusively through the hepatobiliary tract and does not require dose adjustment for chronic renal failure. Tetracycline, minocycline, cephalexin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole are all eliminated through the kidney and require dose reduction or drug substitution in patients with significant renal insufficiency.
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