What happens if I miss a dose (Declomycin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Declomycin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking demeclocycline (Declomycin)?
Do not take demeclocycline with milk or other dairy products, unless your doctor has told you to. Dairy products can make it harder for your body to absorb the medicine.
Demeclocycline may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Demeclocycline can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Do not take iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking demeclocycline. Also avoid a product that contains bismuth subsalicylate (such as Pepto-Bismol) within 2 hours before or after taking demeclocycline. These medications can make it harder for your body to absorb demeclocycline.
What other drugs will affect demeclocycline (Declomycin)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- colestipol (Colestid);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- isotretinoin (Accutane);
- vitamin A or a retinoid such as acitretin (Soriatane) or tretinoin (Renova, Retin-A, Vesanoid);
- an antacid such as Tums, Rolaids, Milk of Magnesia, Maalox, and others;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin); or
- a penicillin antibiotic such as amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, others), penicillin (BeePen-VK, Pen-Vee K, Veetids, others), dicloxacillin (Dynapen), oxacillin (Bactocill), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with demeclocycline. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about demeclocycline.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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