Active substances: Doxycycline
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it's nearly time for your next dose.The main objective of this trial was to track the potential emergence of artemisinin resistance in Bangladesh, which in terms of drug resistance forms a gateway to the Indian subcontinent.
In this case, just leave out the missed dose and take your next dose as normal. Never take 2 doses at the same time. Never take an extra dose to make up for a forgotten one.
You could also ask your pharmacist for advice on other ways to remember your medicines. What if I take too much?
Accidentally taking an extra dose of doxycycline is unlikely to harm you. Speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you're worried or you take more than 1 extra dose. Side effects Like all medicines, doxycycline can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Common side effects These common side effects happen in around 1 in 10 people. Keep taking the medicine, but talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don't go away: headaches feeling or being sick nausea or vomiting being sensitive to sunlight Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.
In rare cases, doxycycline can cause a serious allergic reaction anaphylaxis. These are not all the side effects of doxycycline. For a full list see the leaflet inside your medicines packet. Information: You can report any suspected side effect to the UK safety scheme.
How to cope with side effects What to do about: headaches - make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, are safe to take with doxycycline.