Suprax vs. Doxycycline Hyclate

Are Suprax and Doxycycline Hyclate the Same Thing?

Suprax (cefixime) and doxycycline hyclate are antibiotics used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

Suprax and doxycycline hyclate are different types of antibiotics. Suprax is a cephalosporin antibiotic and doxycycline hyclate is a tetracycline antibiotic.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Suprax?

Common side effects of Suprax include:

Tell your doctor if you experience rare but very serious side effects of Suprax including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Doxycycline Hyclate?

Common side effects of Doxycycline Hyclate include:

What Is Suprax?

Suprax (cefixime) for Oral Suspension is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

What Is Doxycycline Hyclate?

Doxycycline Hyclate Delayed-Release Tablets is a tetracycline-class antibiotic indicated for rickettsial infections, sexually transmitted infections, respiratory tract infections, specific bacterial infections, ophthalmic infections, anthrax (including inhalational anthrax, post-exposure), alternative treatment for selected infections when penicillin is contraindicated, adjunctive therapy in acute intestinal amebiasis and severe acne, and for prophylaxis of malaria. This medication is available in generic form.

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What Drugs Interact With Suprax?

Other drugs may interact with Suprax. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Suprax should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This drug passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Doxycycline Hyclate?

Doxycycline hyclate may interact with anticoagulants, penicillin, antacids (containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium), bismuth subsalicylate, iron-containing preparations, oral contraceptives, barbiturates, carbamazepine, phenytoin, and methoxyflurane. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Doxycycline hyclate is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Tetracycline-class drugs can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Doxycycline hyclate passes into breast milk.

How Should Suprax Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Suprax is 70 mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg once monthly, which is administered as two consecutive subcutaneous injections of 70 mg each.

How Should Doxycycline Hyclate Be Taken?

The usual adult dosage of doxycycline hyclate is 200 mg on the first day of treatment (administered 100 mg every 12 hours) followed by a maintenance dose of 100 mg daily. The pediatric dosage of doxycycline hyclate is based on the child's body weight.

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References
SOURCE:

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Suprax Product Information.

http://www.supraxrx.com/

FDA. Doxycycline Hyclate Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=b333a1c0-1b70-4061-8a47-bca045f0cf28&type=display

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