12 patient evaluations for Doxycycline with a cost of < $25

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Sep 15, 2017 (Started Dec 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 13, 2017 (Started Dec 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for upper respiratory infection)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin sensitivity to sun (photosensitivity), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: When they tell you about this making you more sensitive to the sun they are telling the truth. One summer I was taking it and was sitting at a parade, wearing shorts and sunscreen. By the time I got home I could tell that I had a sunburn and within a couple hours had blisters forming. The burn was bad enough that my legs ended up swelling a lot. I ended up on oral steroids for 2 weeks for a second degree burn.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 2, 2017 (Started Dec 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for upper respiratory infection)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin sensitivity to sun (photosensitivity), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 1, 2016 (Started Dec 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for spider bite)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for upper respiratory infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily

Aug 30, 2016 (Started Dec 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for spider bite)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for upper respiratory infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I've always had to eat just a little snack with doxycycline or else I become super nauseated and will develop dry heaves. 

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Mar 30, 2017 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rosacea)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach discomfort)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: MUST take with food, serious stomach upset without food
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 17, 2014 (Started Oct 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pneumonia with pleurisy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thrush)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 3, 2013 (Started Jan 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bronchiectasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 capsule(s) One time
Advice & Tips: at last a return to the older drugs and a more effective one at that I remember some time back I used to regularly on Oxytetracycline and that always work far better than any penicillin based drug
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 29, 2013 (Started Jan 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bronchiectasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 capsule(s) One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 2, 2012 (Started Feb 07, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (swelling of throat, nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: The bottle says to take it on an empty stomach. DO NOT DO IT! IT'S A TRAP! (Ask your doctor, they will say to eat a BIG meal beforehand!)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 24, 2011 (Started Dec 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinus infection (sinusitis))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (acid reflux, abdominal bloating, abdominal cramps, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have to take it on an empty stomach - 2 hours after a meal and 1 hour before one - or you will have acid reflux.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 20, 2011 (Started Sep 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, dizziness, skin sensitivity to sun (photosensitivity), nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My acne cleared up. It aggrivated my stomach and caused fungus to grow in my mouth, on the teeth, in my personal regions and in my stomach. I was extremely sensative to sun and burned horribly. My local grocery store has a fee abx that are free. This was one.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, skin sensitivity to sun (photosensitivity), dizziness, nausea and vomiting

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May 4, 2011 (Started Mar 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Bartonella infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: TAKE THE WARNINGS ABOUT SUNLIGHT SERIOUSLY. After being on Doxycycline for about two months I began getting bad Porphyria even after being outside for just fifteen minutes. Other than that this medication was fine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 28, 2011 (Started Feb 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sweat gland boils)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 3, 2010 (Started Feb 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sweat gland boils)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 27, 2010 (Started Feb 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sweat gland boils)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: as this treqatment is for a seperate disease from MS, I cannot comment on its effects at helping with anything MS related. I also have Hidradenitis Suppurativa, this is the cause of the boils as it is an inflammatory skin disease. for this it was quite effective at keeping the boils at bay, but has not rid me of an underarm one which still persists.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2010 (Started Feb 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sweat gland boils)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg One time
Advice & Tips: This treatment was highly effective at erradicating the boils. it is a shame that I know they will probably return the next time I am stressed.

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Aug 24, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 5, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for infection)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Is it possible that this treatment might have freed up some Kidney Stones?
Cost: < $25 monthly

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