Doxycycline

Doxycycline and Its Role in Dry Eye Treatment and Ocular Rosacea as an Anti-Inflammatory

For years I have written about Doxycycline. I have mentioned how my mentor at Harvard, Dr. Judah Folkman, used to comment that 20mg is the best for decreasing inflammation and that if he could put it in the water, he would. He used to note that a majority of his cancer patients were on 20mg …

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Low dose Doxycycline 20mg per day: Periostat: Is extremely safe. Rare side effect which I have never seen with doxycycline but has been reported at higher levels.

Low dose Doxycycline 20mg/d helps chronic dry eye (an inflammatory disease often) by inhibiting inflammatory factors (ie MMPs) with a mechanism which is independent from their antibiotic effect. However at high doses, there have been rare case reports of pseudotumor cerebri (intracranial hypertension). How doxycycline causes intracranial hypertension is not known; however, case reports abound …

Low dose Doxycycline 20mg per day: Periostat: Is extremely safe. Rare side effect which I have never seen with doxycycline but has been reported at higher levels. Read More »

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