Morgidox

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 10/18/2021
Morgidox Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Morgidox?

Morgidox (doxycycline hyclate capsules) is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others. Morgidox treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as the common cold or flu). Morgidox is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Morgidox?

Common side effects of Morgidox include:

Dosage for Morgidox

The usual dose of oral Morgidox is 200 mg on the first day of treatment (administered 100 mg every 12 hours) followed by a maintenance dose of 100 mg/day.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Morgidox?

Morgidox may interact with anticoagulants, penicillin; antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium; iron-containing preparations, bismuth subsalicylate, barbiturates, carbamazepine, phenytoin, methoxyflurane, oral contraceptives, and live vaccines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received.

Morgidox During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Morgidox; it may harm a fetus. It is unknown if Morgidox passes into breast milk. Because of the potential for adverse reactions in a nursing infant, breastfeeding while using Morgidox is not recommended.

Additional Information

Our Morgidox (doxycycline hyclate capsules) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Morgidox Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).

Seek medical treatment if you have a serious drug reaction that can affect many parts of your body. Symptoms may include: skin rash, fever, swollen glands, flu-like symptoms, muscle aches, severe weakness, unusual bruising, or yellowing of your skin or eyes. This reaction may occur several weeks after you began using doxycycline.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • throat irritation, trouble swallowing;
  • chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath;
  • little or no urination;
  • low white blood cell counts--fever, chills, swollen glands, body aches, weakness, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
  • increased pressure inside the skull--severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes; or
  • signs of liver or pancreas problems--loss of appetite, upper stomach pain (that may spread to your back), tiredness, nausea or vomiting, fast heart rate, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, loss of appetite;
  • mild diarrhea;
  • skin rash or itching;
  • darkened skin color; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Morgidox ( Doxycycline Hyclate)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Due to oral doxycycline's virtually complete absorption, side effects of the lower bowel, particularly diarrhea, have been infrequent. The following adverse reactions have been observed in patients receiving tetracyclines:

Gastrointestinal: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, glossitis, dysphagia, enterocolitis, and inflammatory lesions (with monilial overgrowth) in the anogenital region. Hepatotoxicity has been reported rarely. These reactions have been caused by both the oral and parenteral administration of tetracyclines. Rare instances of esophagitis and esophageal ulcerations have been reported in patients receiving capsule and tablet forms of the drugs in the tetracycline class. Most of these patients took medications immediately before going to bed (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).

Skin: toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, maculopapular and erythematous rashes. Exfoliative dermatitis has been reported but is uncommon. Photosensitivity is discussed above (See WARNINGS).

Renal toxicity: Rise in BUN has been reported and is apparently dose related (See WARNINGS).

Immune: Hypersensitivity reactions including urticaria, angioneurotic edema, anaphylaxis, anaphylactoid purpura, serum sickness, pericarditis, exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus, and drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS).

Blood: Hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, and eosinophilia have been reported.

Other: Bulging fontanels in infants and intracranial hypertension in adults (See PRECAUTIONS - General).

When given over prolonged periods, tetracyclines have been reported to produce brown-black microscopic discoloration of the thyroid gland. No abnormalities of thyroid function studies are known to occur.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Morgidox ( Doxycycline Hyclate)

© Morgidox Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Morgidox Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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