Doxycycline Photosensitivity Reaction Side Effect Reports


The following Doxycycline Photosensitivity Reaction side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Photosensitivity Reaction, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Doxycycline or it might take time to develop.


Rash, Swelling, Chest Pain, Abdominal Pain, Weight Decreased, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Photosensitivity Reaction

This Photosensitivity Reaction side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 41-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: sexually transmitted disease. The patient was prescribed Doxycycline 100mg Watson Labs (dosage: NA), which was started on Feb 02, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Doxycycline 100mg Watson Labs the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Rash
  • Swelling
  • Chest Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Weight Decreased
  • Nausea
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
These side effects may potentially be related to Doxycycline 100mg Watson Labs.
Photosensitivity Reaction, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Eye Injury

This Photosensitivity Reaction Doxycycline side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 07, 2013. A Female , 31 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was treated with Doxycycline. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Eye Injury
. Doxycycline dosage: 1, Three Times Daily, Taken By Mouth. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Photosensitivity Reaction, Benign Intracranial Hypertension, Headache

This is a Doxycycline side effect report of a 54-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Doxycycline (dosage:NA, start time: Aug 23, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Photosensitivity Reaction side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
  • Benign Intracranial Hypertension
  • Headache
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Doxycycline treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Photosensitivity Reaction.
Benign Intracranial Hypertension, Headache, Photosensitivity Reaction

A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: NA started Doxycycline treatment (dosage: NA) on Aug 08, 2013. Soon after starting Doxycycline treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Benign Intracranial Hypertension
  • Headache
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Doxycycline side effects, such as Photosensitivity Reaction.
Photosensitivity Reaction, Benign Intracranial Hypertension, Headache

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Doxycycline on Sep 27, 2013. Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: photosensitivity reaction, benign intracranial hypertension, headache Additional patient health information: Female , 54 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Doxycycline dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Dyspepsia, Abdominal Discomfort, Photosensitivity Reaction

This report suggests a potential Doxycycline Capsules 100 Mg Photosensitivity Reaction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 29-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): infection,depression and used Doxycycline Capsules 100 Mg (dosage: NA) starting 2010. Soon after starting Doxycycline Capsules 100 Mg the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Dyspepsia
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fish Oil
  • Vitamin D And Calcium
Although Doxycycline Capsules 100 Mg demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Photosensitivity Reaction, may still occur.
Photosensitivity Reaction, Rash

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Aug 14, 2013 by a male taking Doxycycline (dosage: 200 Mg, Daily) . Location: DE , 37 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: photosensitivity reaction, rash. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Burns Second Degree, Photosensitivity Reaction

This Photosensitivity Reaction problem was reported by a physician from US. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): cellulitis.On NS a consumer started treatment with Doxycycline (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Doxycycline, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Burns Second Degree
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Photosensitivity Reaction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Burns First Degree, Burns Second Degree, Photosensitivity Reaction

This is a Doxycycline side effect report of a 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: cellulitis and was treated with Doxycycline (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Burns First Degree
  • Burns Second Degree
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
This opens a possibility that Doxycycline could cause Photosensitivity Reaction and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Polymorphic Light Eruption, Alopecia, Photosensitivity Reaction

This Photosensitivity Reaction side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on May 03, 2013. A female patient from US , weighting 164.2 lb, was treated with Doxycycline Tablets. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Doxycycline side effects: polymorphic light eruption, alopecia, photosensitivity reaction. Doxycycline Tablets dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Doxycycline Tablets.
Dehydration, Skin Depigmentation, Malaise, Skin Exfoliation, Skin Discolouration, Photosensitivity Reaction, Tendonitis, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Toxicity To Various Agents

This Photosensitivity Reaction side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 37-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection. The patient was prescribed Doxycycline Monohydrate (dosage: Unk), which was started on 201211. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ciprofloxacin (Unk)
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Omeprazole (Unk)
  • Omeprazole (Unk)
  • Minocycline (Unk)
  • Seroquel (Unk)
  • Nitrofurantoin (Unk)
  • Erythromycin
When starting to take Doxycycline Monohydrate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dehydration
  • Skin Depigmentation
  • Malaise
  • Skin Exfoliation
  • Skin Discolouration
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
  • Tendonitis
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Doxycycline Monohydrate.
Cow^s Milk Intolerance, Photosensitivity Reaction, Food Allergy, Sensitivity To Weather Change, Blister, Pain, Facial Pain

This Photosensitivity Reaction Doxycycline side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA on Nov 06, 2012. A male , 27 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Cow^s Milk Intolerance
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
  • Food Allergy
  • Sensitivity To Weather Change
  • Blister
  • Pain
  • Facial Pain
. Doxycycline dosage: 2 2 Po. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Vomiting, Hair Colour Changes, Hyperchlorhydria, Dry Skin, Anxiety, Photosensitivity Reaction, Jaundice, Abdominal Discomfort, Pyrexia

This is a Doxycycline side effect report of a 37-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED KINGDOM, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Doxycycline (dosage:Unk, start time: Nov 04, 2011), combined with:
  • Quetiapine
  • Trimethoprim (Unk)
  • Omeprazole (Unk Mg, Unk)
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, Daily)
  • Laxido (Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Photosensitivity Reaction side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Vomiting
  • Hair Colour Changes
  • Hyperchlorhydria
  • Dry Skin
  • Anxiety
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Pyrexia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Doxycycline treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Photosensitivity Reaction.
Photosensitivity Reaction, Sunburn

A 26-year-old patient (weight: NA) from SPAIN with the following symptoms: NA started Doxycycline Hyclate treatment (dosage: 100 Mg, 2x/day) on Oct 01, 2011. Soon after starting Doxycycline Hyclate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
  • Sunburn
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Doxycycline Hyclate side effects, such as Photosensitivity Reaction.
Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Oedema Peripheral, Photosensitivity Reaction, Fatigue

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Doxycycline Hcl on Jul 22, 2011. After Doxycycline was administered, patient encountered several Doxycycline side effects: depression, suicidal ideation, oedema peripheral, photosensitivity reaction, fatigue Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 108.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Doxycycline Hcl dosage: 100 Mg 1 Capsule 2 Times Daily Mouth. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Photosensitivity Reaction

This report suggests a potential Doxycycline Monohydrate Photosensitivity Reaction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient from UNITED KINGDOM (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Doxycycline Monohydrate (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Doxycycline Monohydrate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Prednisolone
Although Doxycycline Monohydrate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Photosensitivity Reaction, may still occur.
Decreased Appetite, Food Aversion, Intestinal Functional Disorder, Mobility Decreased, Nail Pigmentation, Nausea, Pain In Extremity, Photosensitivity Reaction, Vomiting

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jul 06, 2010 by a Female taking Doxycycline Monohydrate (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 21 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: decreased appetite, food aversion, intestinal functional disorder, mobility decreased, nail pigmentation, nausea, pain in extremity, photosensitivity reaction, vomiting. Additional medications/treatments:
Abdominal Pain, Dizziness, Photosensitivity Reaction

This Photosensitivity Reaction problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 37-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): neurosyphilis.On NS a consumer started treatment with Doxycycline (doxycycline Monohydrate) (dosage: 200mg, Bid, Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Lopinavir
  • Ritonavir (ritonavir)
  • Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
  • Emtricitabine (emtricitabine)
  • Benzathine Penicillin (benzathine Benzylpenicillin)
When commencing Doxycycline (doxycycline Monohydrate), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Photosensitivity Reaction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Alopecia, Photosensitivity Reaction

This is a Doxycycline side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: malaria prophylaxis and was treated with Doxycycline (dosage: NA) starting Apr 03, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Alopecia
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
This opens a possibility that Doxycycline could cause Photosensitivity Reaction and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Alopecia, Photosensitivity Reaction

This Photosensitivity Reaction side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED KINGDOM on May 12, 2010. A female patient from UNITED KINGDOM , weighting 121.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Doxycycline Monohydrate. Patient felt the following Doxycycline side effects: alopecia, photosensitivity reaction. Doxycycline Monohydrate dosage: 100 Mg, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Acetaminophen And Codeine Phosphate (Unk)
  • Nordette-28 (Unk)
These side effects may potentially be related to Doxycycline Monohydrate.
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Sun, 22 Mar 2009
I was taking Doxycycline for meibomitis and a little over 2 weeks after I started I came ill with severe head pressure,tinnitus,chills,nausea,flulike symptoms and after 2 emergency room visits and 6 different doctors (who were trying to treat me for sinuses,unknown reactions,and migraines)I was finally told by my opthalmologist(who was very aware of my symptoms and said doxy not the cause) finally consulted a neurologist and informed me last week that indeed it can cause all of these symptoms.What I would like to know is,does anyone know how long symptoms remain after stopping the doxy?Thanks
Wed, 03 Jun 2009
i am anaemic and i've been treating my acne with Doxycycline but instead my anaemia got worse i'm drowzy,my head feels heavy and i have a headache from hell.
Sun, 07 Jun 2009
I was taking Doxycycline for an MRSA staph infection. I had tightness in my chest and worsening difficulty breathing, sore tongue, burning palms and soles of my feet, and extreme exhaustion. At the end of my 9th day on the medication, I had excrutiating headaches, I was unable to eat and drinking more than a sip of anything made me unable to breathe. I didn't even think about this being a side effect of the antibiotic. It was really scary. I stopped taking it two days ago, and I still feel somewhat bad, but I can at least breathe again now.
Sat, 15 May 2010
The doctor had prescribed me 100 mg Doxycycline twice daily for 14 days. On 9th day of medication, I had itching in different parts of my body. Then I consulted the doctor but he asked me to continue the Doxycycline and complete the course. To control itching he gave me antihistaminic drug for the remaining medication period. Even after completing the course of medicine I had little bit itching for one more week.
Wed, 08 Dec 2010
I was taking them as an anti-malarial. Caused a duodenal ulcer and a bleed on the brain, either of which could have killed me. Both nearly did, I had 3 months in hospital and 8 operations before I was discharged. I will probably never be properly well again.
Fri, 10 Dec 2010
I have just taken myself off Doxycycline. I had so much pressure in my skull - unable to stand for very long, felt really weak and thought I was going to pass out..A Few pains in my kidney area.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011
I am a 45 year old women who developed acne 4 years agao after my hysterectomy.I have been using Doxycycline for the last 10 months......the only side effects I have experienced are nausea if pill tkn in empty stomach and weight gain ( which could be just my age). I took myself off the pills for 3 weeks, but my acne returned worse than ever!!! I have started taking it again...with in 3 day sthere was a marked improvement. Clearly I will continue taking it......what are the effects of taking this drug over long periods of time? Can any one help me on this?
Mon, 21 Mar 2011
I took Doxycycline for 10 days for perioral dermatitis. A week after completing the medicine I went to the ER with a burning in my chest. Then I lost my appetite, was nauseous and started losing weight. Three weeks later I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I went on motility medication and changed my diet. It has been 14 months, I am improved, no longer taking the medication and able to eat small meals that are easily digestible. I know of 4 other people who developed gastroparesis after taking Doxycycline.
Sun, 22 May 2011
i had these 100mg tablets for a sinus infection its gone now i take the last 1 tomorrow but after the few few days on them i ad to take 8 2 to start with then 1 a day. so after a few days on them i got 2 complaints my anus was a bit sore and neck and shoulder pain stiffness so ill be glad to get the last 1 took now tomorrow.
Thu, 15 Sep 2011
I am 11 days into a 20 day regime of Doxycycline for Staph. I am 51 and have not had a period in 2 years. 2 days ago I had some breast tenderness and this morning I woke to classic menstrual bleeding with abdominal cramps. Could the Doxycycline be responsible for this in some way? Should I follow up with my GP or call my GYN?
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