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Doxycycline (Monodoks®)

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Rulid Antibiotics fight a host of bacterial infections


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Doxycycline Hyclate (Doxycycline) is a potent broad-spectrum antibiotic which, like Ciproxin, is used to fight a range of bacterial infections. 

Can be used to treat numerous bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections; STDs; Pelvic Inflammatory Disease; Gonorrhoea; and fevers caused by ticks, fleas and lice; and chronic infections of the eye (trachoma).

Fight arthritis and infection with doxycycline

Doxycycline Hyclate (Doxycycline) is a potent broad-spectrum antibiotic which, like Ciproxin, is used to fight a range of bacterial infections. Doxycycline Hyclate is also a highly effective treatment for osteoarthritis and a reliable arthritis treatment.

Doxycycline belongs to a group of antibiotics known as tetracyclines which have been tried and tested for over 40 years. As a tetracycline antibiotic, Doxycycline can be used to treat numerous bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections; STDs; Pelvic Inflammatory Disease; Gonorrhoea; and fevers caused by ticks, fleas and lice; and chronic infections of the eye (trachoma).

Doxycycline is also an anti-inflammatory, which means it can help slow the progression of various types of osteoarthritis. This makes Doxycycline ideal as an osteoarthritis treatment and as a relief for pain and arthritis.

How does Doxycycline Hyclate work?

Doxycycline doesn’t actually kill bacteria, instead it works by a process of bacteria immobilisation. Doxycycline prevents bacteria from replicating by inhibiting their protein production. This bacteria immobilisation slows the growth of bacteria in the body.

Doxycycline is often used to treat bacterial infections in preference to other tetracycline antibiotics because it has what is known as a long half-life, and because it is absorbed reliably. Having a long half-life means susceptible infections can be treated with Doxycycline using a less frequent dosage regime.

Doxycycline as a treatment for osteoarthritis

Studies have shown that Doxycycline is effective as an arthritis treatment, and is particularly useful in the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoarthritis symptoms.

Research results reported in 2005 revealed that treatment with Doxycycline inhibits the breakdown of joint cartilage in osteoarthritis. This makes it effective in slowing the progression of osteoarthritis and relieving osteoarthritis symptoms.

Researchers undertook a 30-month clinical trial, comparing the effectiveness of Doxycyline as an osteoarthritis treatment with a placebo in around 400 women with osteoarthritis symptoms in the knee.

The women who had taken Doxycycline as an osteoarthritis knee treatment had 33 per cent less joint space narrowing (indicating less cartilage loss) than the group taking the placebo. Testimonials from the women who had taken Doxycycline compared to testimonials from the placebo group were also less likely to include a worsening of knee pain. Doxycycline therefore has promising implications as an osteoarthritis knee treatment.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints, often referred to as ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, which affects almost everybody as they get older. Osteoarthritis in women is particularly common.

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage becomes thin and uneven, sometimes wearing out altogether. At the same time, the joint capsule gets swollen with synovial fluid. The symptoms of Osteoarthritis are joint stiffness and pain, reduced movement range and swelling of the affected joints.

Osteoarthritis is not hereditary, but there are a number of factors known to increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis, chief amongst them being obesity.

And as part of the natural life cycle, Osteoarthritis in women often occurs after the menopause.

What makes the ingredients for Doxycycline so effective?

The ingredients for Doxycycline are particularly effective for use as an arthritis treatment because they are reliably absorbed into the body, and have what is known as a long half-life.

This means that a less frequent dosage regime can be adopted – often just once daily – when treating susceptible infections. Doxycycline is sometimes used in preference to other tetracycline antibiotics for that reason. The ingredients for Doxycycline also give it the advantage of being suitable for patients with renal impairment, unlike some other tetracyclines.

Recommended dosages of Doxycycline

For most infections, the usual dose of Doxycyline Hyclate is 200mg on the first day, as a single dose, followed by 100mg daily. Higher doses may need to be given for urinary tract infections and other severe infections.

Doxycycline is a powerful antibiotic that has been tried and tested in the fight against a wide range of modern bacterial infections. It is also a proven weapon against arthritis and a recognised osteoarthritis treatment. Add it to your antiaging arsenal today!

Equip your body to fight off bacterial infections with Rulid

Rulid is part of a group of antibiotics called macrolides. These special types of bacterial fighter work by blocking the proteins that harmful bacteria use to grow and multiply.

Rulid is so powerful that if the bacteria are in enough proliferation, it actually kills the bacteria directly -meaning it’s ‘bactericidal’. Using the body’s defence system of white blood cells, the antibiotics in rulid form in these natural defences. They’re then in the perfect position to be employed in bolstering the immune system.

To treat bacteria infection of the respiratory tract, a Rulid dosage -also known as Rulid -Roxithromycin -is usually prescribed. As well as Rulid -Roxithromycin being used for acute bronchitis, tonsillitis and pneumonia, it’s also used to treat infections of the gastrointestinal tract and the body’s soft tissues.

Antibiotics should only be used when prescribed by your doctor, so it’s important to check to see whether you require them for a certain condition. Side effects are seldom experienced with Rulid and it’s proven itself to be handy weapon to fight off serious infections.

Chemical: Roxithromycin(e)

Chemical:

Roxithromycin (e)

EXCIPIENTS:

Polioxyethylene–polioxypropylene co-polymer, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, hydroxypropyl cellulose, precipitate silica, corn starch, magnesium stearate, talc, propylene glycol, anhydrous glucose, methylhydroxypropyl cellulose, titanium dioxide.

Adverse Effects and Precautions:

Gastro-intestinal disturbances are the most frequent adverse effect, but are less frequent than with erythromycin. A case of cholestatic hepatitis has been reported. Rashes, headache, dizziness, weakness and changes in blood cell counts have also occurred. Acute pancreatitis, with duodenal inflammation, pain, pancreatic enlargement and raised serum-amylase developed within 24 hours of substitution of roxithromycin for erythromycin ethyl succinate in a patient being treated for respiratory tract infection. Symptoms resolved rapidly once roxithromycin was withdrawn. Souweine B, et al. Acute pancreatitis associated with roxithromycin therapy. DICP Ann Pharmacother 1991- 25: 1137.

Antimicrobial Action and Resistance:

It is reported to be as active or slightly less active than erythromycin. MICs for the most sensitive strains range from about 0.03 to 1 mcg per ml but organisms with MICs up to about 2 mcg per ml are generally considered sensitive.

Pharmacokinetics:

Following oral administration roxithromycin is well absorbed, with peak concentrations of about 6 to 8 mcg per ml occurring around 2 hours after a single dose of 150 mg. Absorption is reduced when taken after, but not before, a meal. It is widely distributed in tissues and body fluids. It is reported to be about 96% bound to plasma protein (mainly alpha (1)-acid glycoprotein) at trough concentrations, but binding is saturable, and only about 86% is bound at usual peak concentrations. Small amounts of roxithromycin are metabolized in the liver, and the majority of a dose is excreted in the faeces as unchanged drug and metabolites- about 7 to 12% is excreted in urine, and up to 15% via the lungs. The elimination half-life is reported to range between about 8 and 13 hours, but may be more prolonged in children. References. 1. Puri SK, Lassman HB. Roxithromycin: a pharmacokinetic review of a macrolide. J Antimicrob Chemother 1987- 20 (suppl B): 89-100. 2. Periti P, et al. clinical pharmacokinetic properties of the macrolide antibiotics: effects of age and various pathophysiological states (part II). Clin Pharmacokinet 1989- 16: 261-82.

Uses and Administration:

Roxithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic with actions and uses similar to those of erythromycin. It is given by mouth in a dose of 150 mg twice daily before meals, in the treatment of susceptible infections. 1. Phillips I, et al., (eds). Roxithromycin: a new macrolide. J Antimicrob Chemother 1987- 20 (suppl B): 1-187. 2. Young RA, et al. Roxithromycin: a review of its antibacterial activity, pharmacokinetic properties and clinical efficacy. Drugs 1989- 37: 8-41. Correction. ibid.,3. Bahal N, Nahata MC. The new macrolide antibiotics: azithromycin, clarithromycin, dirithromycin, and roxithromycin. Ann Pharmacother 1992- 26: 46-55.

Lyme Disease:

Roxithromycin has been reported to be of benefit in patients with late-stage symptoms (neuroborreliosis, (1) arthritis (2)) of Lyme disease, given in combination with co-trimoxazole, although the contribution of the latter is uncertain. (3) 1. Gasser R, Dusleag J. Oral treatment of late borreliosis with roxithromycin plus co-trimoxazole. Lancet 1990- 336: 1189-90. 2. Pedersen LM, Friis-Moller A. Late treatment of chronic Lyme arthritis. Lancet 1991- 337: 241. 3. Bowman CA. Oral treatment of late borreliosis with roxithromycin plus co-trimoxazole. Lancet 1990- 336: 1514.

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The above information is the translation of the manufacturer’s insert. It is provided under the supplying company’s terms and conditions and should not replace the advice of your personal physician.

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Doxycycline Hyclate (Doxycycline) is a potent broad-spectrum antibiotic which, like Ciproxin, is used to fight a range of bacterial infections. 

Can be used to treat numerous bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections; STDs; Pelvic Inflammatory Disease; Gonorrhoea; and fevers caused by ticks, fleas and lice; and chronic infections of the eye (trachoma).

Fight arthritis and infection with doxycycline

Doxycycline Hyclate (Doxycycline) is a potent broad-spectrum antibiotic which, like Ciproxin, is used to fight a range of bacterial infections. Doxycycline Hyclate is also a highly effective treatment for osteoarthritis and a reliable arthritis treatment.

Doxycycline belongs to a group of antibiotics known as tetracyclines which have been tried and tested for over 40 years. As a tetracycline antibiotic, Doxycycline can be used to treat numerous bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections; STDs; Pelvic Inflammatory Disease; Gonorrhoea; and fevers caused by ticks, fleas and lice; and chronic infections of the eye (trachoma).

Doxycycline is also an anti-inflammatory, which means it can help slow the progression of various types of osteoarthritis. This makes Doxycycline ideal as an osteoarthritis treatment and as a relief for pain and arthritis.

How does Doxycycline Hyclate work?

Doxycycline doesn’t actually kill bacteria, instead it works by a process of bacteria immobilisation. Doxycycline prevents bacteria from replicating by inhibiting their protein production. This bacteria immobilisation slows the growth of bacteria in the body.

Doxycycline is often used to treat bacterial infections in preference to other tetracycline antibiotics because it has what is known as a long half-life, and because it is absorbed reliably. Having a long half-life means susceptible infections can be treated with Doxycycline using a less frequent dosage regime.

Doxycycline as a treatment for osteoarthritis

Studies have shown that Doxycycline is effective as an arthritis treatment, and is particularly useful in the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoarthritis symptoms.

Research results reported in 2005 revealed that treatment with Doxycycline inhibits the breakdown of joint cartilage in osteoarthritis. This makes it effective in slowing the progression of osteoarthritis and relieving osteoarthritis symptoms.

Researchers undertook a 30-month clinical trial, comparing the effectiveness of Doxycyline as an osteoarthritis treatment with a placebo in around 400 women with osteoarthritis symptoms in the knee.

The women who had taken Doxycycline as an osteoarthritis knee treatment had 33 per cent less joint space narrowing (indicating less cartilage loss) than the group taking the placebo. Testimonials from the women who had taken Doxycycline compared to testimonials from the placebo group were also less likely to include a worsening of knee pain. Doxycycline therefore has promising implications as an osteoarthritis knee treatment.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints, often referred to as ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, which affects almost everybody as they get older. Osteoarthritis in women is particularly common.

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage becomes thin and uneven, sometimes wearing out altogether. At the same time, the joint capsule gets swollen with synovial fluid. The symptoms of Osteoarthritis are joint stiffness and pain, reduced movement range and swelling of the affected joints.

Osteoarthritis is not hereditary, but there are a number of factors known to increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis, chief amongst them being obesity.

And as part of the natural life cycle, Osteoarthritis in women often occurs after the menopause.

What makes the ingredients for Doxycycline so effective?

The ingredients for Doxycycline are particularly effective for use as an arthritis treatment because they are reliably absorbed into the body, and have what is known as a long half-life.

This means that a less frequent dosage regime can be adopted – often just once daily – when treating susceptible infections. Doxycycline is sometimes used in preference to other tetracycline antibiotics for that reason. The ingredients for Doxycycline also give it the advantage of being suitable for patients with renal impairment, unlike some other tetracyclines.

Recommended dosages of Doxycycline

For most infections, the usual dose of Doxycyline Hyclate is 200mg on the first day, as a single dose, followed by 100mg daily. Higher doses may need to be given for urinary tract infections and other severe infections.

Doxycycline is a powerful antibiotic that has been tried and tested in the fight against a wide range of modern bacterial infections. It is also a proven weapon against arthritis and a recognised osteoarthritis treatment. Add it to your antiaging arsenal today!