|Therapeutic Class:||Tetracycline Group of drugs|
|Manufacturer:||Asiatic Laboratories Ltd.|
|Last Updated:||2020-11-21 18:15:00|
Asidox Capsule contains Doxycycline. Asidox uses:
Doxycycline has a very wide spectrum of activities and has been used in the treatment of a large number of infections caused by susceptible organisms.
Respiratory tract infections: Pneumonia, influenza, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, otitis media and other streptococcal and staphylococcal infections where tetracycline resistance is not a problem.
Genitourinary tract infections: Pyelonephritis, cystitis, urethritis, gonorrhea, epididymitis, syphilis, chancroid and granuloma inguinale.
Chlamydia: Lymphogranuloma venereum, psittacosis, trachoma.
Intestinal diseases: Whipples disease, tropical sprue, blind loop syndrome.
In acute intestinal amoebiasis: Doxycycline may be a useful adjunct to amoebicides.
Bacillary infections: Brucellosis, tularemia, cholera, travelers diarrhea
Acne: Acne vulgaris, acne conglobata and other forms of acne.
Other infections: Actinomycosis, yaws, relapsing fever, leptospirosis, typhus, rickettsial pox and Q fever, Cellulitis furunculosis, abscess and infections caused by Mycobacterium marinum, Bordetella pertussis and Bacillus anthracis.
Asidox Capsule contains Doxycycline 100 mg. Asidox doses:
Relapsing fever and louse-borne typhus:
Prophylaxis of scrub typhus:
Chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria acute attack:
Treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of inhalation anthrax:
Prophylaxis of chloroquine-resistant malaria:
Susceptible infections: 200 mg on day 1 followed by 100-200 mg daily depending on the severity of infection.
Gastrointestinal disterbances,eg. anorexia, vomiting, dysentry etc. overgrowth of resistant organisms may cause Glossitis, Stomatitis, or Staphylococcal enterocolitis; Apart from these skin rashes, purpura may occur. Photosensitivity and dermatological reactions are rare.
Doxycycline inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit. It has bacteriostatic activity against a broad range of gm+ve and gm-ve bacteria.
During development of teeth (last trimester of pregnency, upto 12 yrs of age) the use of tetracyclines may lead to discoloration of teeth. So tetracyclines should not be administered during these periods
Should not be taken with antacids, milk, other alkalis e.g. calcium, magnesium and iron, penicillin, anticoagulants, anti-diabetic agents, anticonvulsants and enzyme inducing drugs.
Pregnancy: Doxycycline should be avoided in pregnant women, because of the risk of both staining and effect on bone growth in the fetus.
Lactation: Doxycyclines enter breast milk, and mothers taking these drugs should not breastfeed their child.
Hypersensitivity to doxycycline and any of the tetracyclines. Concurrent use with methoxyflurane. Lactation
Neonates and children: Doxycycline may cause permanent discoloration of the teeth and so is contraindicated for neonates and children under 12 years.
Elderly: No special precautions are necessary in the elderly.
It should be stored in a dry place at room temperature.
Asidox Capsule price in Bangladesh 2.80