Doxybond-LB 100mg (Doxycycline & Lactic Acid Bacillus)
Doxybond-LB 100mg 100 Capsules/Pack
Doxycycline and Lactic Acid Bacillus
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Doxybond-LB general information
What is Doxybond-LB used for?
Doxybond-LB capsules 100 mg contain a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections in various parts of the body. Conditions that Doxybond-LB capsules 100 mg are used for include: chest infections like pneumonia and bronchitis; urinary tract infections; sexually transmitted diseases; Infections due to Chlamydia including uncomplicated urethral, endocervical or rectal infections; some bacterial eye infections like trachoma, caused by Chlamydia. Doxybond-LB 100 is also used to treat severe acne; and with other medicines to treat intestinal amoebiasis, a parasitic gut infection. Doxybond-LB capsules 100mg are also useful for treating infections with Rickettsiae, which is a bacteria transmitted by ticks and lice and causes infections like rocky mountain spotted fever and typhus fever. Doxybond-LB capsules 100mg also contain a probiotic to help enhance the effectiveness of the antibiotic and to counteract possible side effects of the antibiotic on the balance of intestinal microbial flora.
How does Doxybond-LB work?
Doxybond-LB capsules 100mg contain doxycycline, which is a broad-spectrum antibiotic belonging to the tetracycline group of antibiotics, with antibacterial activity against a wide range of bacteria, including Rickettsiae, Chlamydia, Streptococcus, Haemophilus, Klebsiella, Mycoplasma. Doxycycline in Doxybond-LB capsules 100mg inhibits protein synthesis in susceptible bacteria by blocking the transcription stage, which is reading the protein message from the bacterial RNA. This action prevents the bacteria from producing essential proteins needed for growth, repair and replication and prevents the spread of infection. Doxycycline in Doxybond-LB capsules also kills “good” bacteria found in the intestine, particularly lactobacillus, which plays an important part in digestion, as well as stimulating the immune system and helping to prevent the overgrowth of other harmful bacteria that can cause diarrhoea, or the fungus candida that causes thrush. Lactic Acid Bacillus in Doxybond-LB capsules helps maintain the balance of intestinal microbial flora and reduce the risk of side effects like diarrhoea and thrush.
What does Doxybond-LB contain?
Doxybond-LB capsules contain the active ingredient doxycycline hyclate 100mg, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. They also contain Lactic Acid Bacillus as enteric coated pellets (5 billion spores per capsule).
Treating bacterial infection with Doxybond-LB
Doxybond-LB capsules 100mg contain doxycycline, which is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by a wide range of susceptible bacteria in various parts of the body, including chest infections like pneumonia and bronchitis; urinary tract infections; sexually transmitted diseases Infections due to Chlamydia and some bacterial eye infections like trachoma, caused by Chlamydia. Doxybond-LB capsules 100 mg are also used to treat severe acne, where bacterial infection has developed; and for treating infections with Rickettsiae, which is a bacteria transmitted by ticks and lice and causes infections like rocky mountain spotted fever and typhus fever. Doxybond-LB capsules 100 block bacterial protein synthesis which prevents the bacteria from producing essential proteins needed for growth, repair and replication which stops the spread of infection. This action helps relieve symptoms of the bacterial infection, which include inflammation and pain.
What are the side effects of Doxybond-LB?
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Doxybond-LB capsules 100mg include anorexia, diarrhoea, nausea, sore tongue (glossitis), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), heartburn or indigestion due to irritation of the oesophagus, inflammation of the colon (enterocolitis), swelling and itching in the anal and genital areas, staining of the teeth, loss of tooth enamel, .
When should Doxybond-LB not be used?
You should not use Doxybond-LB capsules 100mg if you:
- are allergic to doxycycline or any ingredients in Doxybond-LB
- are pregnant or are breastfeeding
- are likely to be exposed to strong sunlight as sun exposure may leads to phototoxicity
- are taking medicines that interact with Doxybond-LB, including penicillin antibiotics, barbiturates, phenytoin for epilepsy, the anticoagulant warfarin
- are taking supplements or vitamins that contain iron preparations, which may reduce the absorption of doxycycline
- drink alcohol as this may reduce the absorption of doxycycline
How should Doxybond-LB be taken?
You should take your Doxybond-LB capsules once daily with a glass of water with food, preferably just before a meal, to reduce stomach effects. The dose you take should be as recommended by your doctor, usually two tablets on the first day and then one tablet for the rest of your prescribed course, which may be a few days or weeks, depending on what you are being treated for. You should continue to take your tablets even if you feel better, until you have completed the prescribed course of treatment.
How long should you take Doxybond-LB?
You should continue to take your tablets even if you feel better, until you have completed the prescribed course of treatment.
Missed dose of Doxybond-LB
If you miss a dose of Doxybond-LB capsules take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Doxybond-LB be stored?
You should store your Doxybond-LB capsules below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from light and moisture.