Doxycycline is an antibiotic which works to stop growth of the bacteria causing your acne.
Seven Cells can help you on your journey to clearer skin. We will match you up with one of our doctors who can perform an online assessment to check whether doxycycline is suitable for you. If doxycycline is right for you, our doctor will issue you with a prescription and you will receive your products.
What is Doxycycline?
Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic, which is used to treat many different types of bacterial infection, including moderate to severe acne. Doxycycline is the most commonly prescribed oral antibiotic for the treatment of acne, due to its efficacy and low side effect profile. Its proven safety record speaks for itself.
So, how exactly does doxycycline work for acne? Well, the medication tackles acne both directly and indirectly. Doxycycline directly lowers the number of acne-causing bacteria on the skin by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis. This indirectly reduces skin inflammation. The medication also directly reduces skin inflammation by interacting with the body’s immune system cells. This helps to reduce the redness and swelling of existing pimples, leaving your skin looking and feeling healthier and clearer.
Order Doxycycline online
Doxycycline is only available with a prescription, so you will need to discuss your acne symptoms with a doctor. Our doctors, here at Seven Cells, can perform a thorough online assessment of your condition and decide whether doxycycline is a suitable treatment choice for you. This process makes accessing doxycycline easier than waiting for an in-person dermatologist appointment. Using our platform, you can obtain a doxycycline prescription entirely through your laptop, phone or tablet.
How to use
To limit your risk of side effects, you should follow your doctor’s directions carefully when taking doxycycline. The dosage of doxycycline varies from patient to patient, depending upon your medical condition and response to treatment. Doses are usually taken once or twice daily. Make sure that you understand your medication dose and ask your doctor if you are unsure.
Antibiotics are typically prescribed for short periods, and you can expect to be taking the medication for at least 6 to 8 weeks. To optimise its effects, it is best to take doxycycline on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before, or 2 hours after a meal and with a full glass of water. If you experience a stomach upset, you may wish to take your medication with food or milk.
To minimize your risk of developing heartburn, you should avoid lying down for at least 10 minutes after taking doxycycline. Take doxycycline 2 to 3 hours before or after any products which contain aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, or bismuth subsalicylate, these can include some antacids, vitamins and minerals and dairy products. These ingredients bind with doxycycline and stop full absorption of the drug by your body.
Doxycycline is only available with a valid prescription and Seven Cells can help you to get your medication safely online. We will put you in contact with a licensed doctor, who will ask you questions about your health and medical history. If they decide that doxycycline is right for you, your doctor will issue a prescription directly to a local pharmacy so that you can either pick up your medication or have it delivered directly to your door.
Be sure to tell your doctor about any other medications or supplements that you are currently taking as these may reduce the effectiveness of doxycycline.
Despite its proven safety record, just like any other prescribed medication, doxycycline has the potential to cause adverse effects. It is important that you are aware of potential risks and adverse effects, so that you can be on the lookout for any issues.
The most common side effects reported with doxycycline use include: diarrhea, esophageal irritation and increased sensitivity to sunlight. If you experience any adverse effects or have any concerns about your treatment, then talk to your doctor.