Doxycycline is a semisynthetic derivative of oxytetracycline. Ipadox (Doxycycline) is a broad spectrum antibiotic with the broadest spectrum of any known antibacterial agent. It is active against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, spirochetes, mycoplasma, rickettsiea etc. It can be used with success in place of penicillin in the treatment of gonorrhoea and syphilis.
Ipadox Capsule 100 mg
200 mg on day 1 as a single or in divided doses, followed by 100 mg once daily. Severe infections: Maintain initial dose throughout the course of treatment.
Relapsing fever and louse-borne typhus:
100 or 200 mg as a single dose.
Prophylaxis of scrub typhus:
200 mg as a single dose.
100 mg bid for 7 days or a single dose of 300 mg followed by a 2nd similar dose 1 hr later.
100-200 mg bid for at least 14 days.
50 mg daily for 6-12 wk.
Chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria acute attack:
200 mg daily for at least 7 days, w/ or after treatment w/ quinine.
Treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of inhalation anthrax:
100 mg bid, to complete a 60-day course after treatment w/ 1-2 other antibacterials.
Prophylaxis of chloroquine-resistant malaria:
100 mg daily for up to 2 yr.
As 10% controlled-release subgingival preparation: Inject the contents of the syringe into the periodontal pocket, may be repeated 4 mth after initial treatment.
200 mg on day 1 followed by 100-200 mg daily depending on the severity of infection.