30th January 2008 03:16 AM
300 mg daily of doxycycline -- too much?
Hi. My dermatologist has put me on doxycycline to combat my awful case of steroid rosacea. She has me taking 150 mg twice/day, which I figured was standard until I started googling it online. It appears that most take 100 - 2-- mg/day rather than 300 mg/day. In fact, I cannot find any info about taking more than 200 mg/day. So, now I am wondering the reason that my doc has me taking so much, and if it is safe.
The only thing that I can think of is that my face looked so bad when she saw me (I had just gone cold turkey from using a steroid cream on my face, and I had used that cream for over a year, although only in small spots).
I already have a rare systemic disease, which prevents me from taking most antibiotics ( go into anaphylaxis from them). So, I would hate to ruin my chances of taking this family of meds later on if I ever needed them because I had built up a resistance by taking so much now for my face.
Anyone have any thoughts on this, or if you think it odd that I am supposed to take 300 mg/day?
30th January 2008 12:23 PM