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Ch 19: Understanding & Administering Doxycycline

About This Chapter

This self-paced chapter offers an engaging overview of antibiotics. Review bite-sized lessons and take mini quizzes to ensure you comprehend the basics of doxycycline and other antibiotics as you aim to improve your skills and performance on the job.

Overview of Antibiotics - Chapter Summary

Strengthen your antibiotics knowledge with help from the expert instructors in our fun lessons. They present the lessons in an entertaining manner that ensures you fully comprehend all aspects of doxycycline, including its uses, side effects, structure and withdrawal symptoms. Lessons also compare and contrast doxycycline with other antibiotics, including amoxicillin and tetracycline.

Review any lessons in this chapter that can effectively improve your understanding of antibiotics. These lessons are available 24/7 using any computer or mobile device. Study whenever and wherever you have time! If you develop questions while exploring this chapter, feel free to submit them to our experts via the Dashboard. When ready, check your comprehension of antibiotics by taking multiple-choice quizzes and our practice exam.

How It Helps

Individuals working in pharmacology or related branches of medicine must have a comprehensive understanding of antibiotics. Use this engaging chapter to feel confident in your grasp of various aspects of doxycycline, including its administration, interactions with food and similarities to other antibiotics. Taking advantage of the lessons and other resources available in the chapter can quickly and effectively strengthen your knowledge and job performance.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the uses and side effects of doxycycline
  • Differentiate between doxycycline hyclate and monohydrate
  • Provide details about the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of doxycycline
  • Exhibit knowledge of the structure and mechanism of action for doxycycline
  • Share facts about contraindications and drug and food interactions with doxycycline
  • Compare and contrast doxycycline with minocycline, amoxicillin, tetracycline and azithromycin
  • Discuss the administration and nursing implications of doxycycline
  • Explain doxycycline overdoses and withdrawal symptoms

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: Understanding & Administering Doxycycline
Doxycycline: Side Effects & Uses

1. Doxycycline: Side Effects & Uses

Doxycycline is an antibiotic that can treat a variety of different bacteria that cause infections. This lesson will discuss the uses and side effects of doxycycline.

Doxycycline Hyclate vs. Monohydrate

2. Doxycycline Hyclate vs. Monohydrate

This lesson is going to go over the major points of what we know about the differences between doxycycline hyclate and doxycycline monohydrate. You'll learn if they're the same and, if not, why not.

Doxycycline vs. Minocycline

3. Doxycycline vs. Minocycline

This lesson is going to go over some of the similarities and differences between two medications called doxycycline and minocycline. You'll learn differences such as their time to peak action and labeled uses.

Doxycycline: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics

4. Doxycycline: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics

Healthcare professionals should learn as much as possible about any drug before administering it, and doxycycline is a popular medication. In this lesson, you'll learn about the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of doxycycline.

Doxycycline: Structure & Mechanism of Action

5. Doxycycline: Structure & Mechanism of Action

This lesson is going to briefly describe doxycycline. Then you'll learn a bit about protein synthesis in order to understand exactly how doxycycline works its magic.

Doxycycline: Contraindications, Drug & Food Interactions

6. Doxycycline: Contraindications, Drug & Food Interactions

Doxycycline is an antibiotic that is taken for many different bacterial infections. With any medication, it is important to understand the reason for the medication as well as what to expect when taking it. This lesson will discuss the contraindications and drug and food interactions when taking doxycycline.

Doxycycline vs. Amoxicillin

7. Doxycycline vs. Amoxicillin

This lesson is going to compare and contrast a couple of very well-known antibiotics called doxycycline and amoxicillin. Among other things, you'll find out if they work the same way and target the same bacteria.

Doxycycline vs. Tetracycline

8. Doxycycline vs. Tetracycline

In this lesson, you're going to learn about some of the similarities and differences between two drugs. They are quite similar antibiotics called doxycycline and tetracycline.

Doxycycline vs. Azithromycin

9. Doxycycline vs. Azithromycin

This lesson reviews the fundamentals of two antibiotics called doxycycline and azithromycin and compares their effectiveness in treating specific conditions. It also discusses some of the side effects and potential interactions of each antibiotic.

Doxycycline: Administration & Nursing Implications

10. Doxycycline: Administration & Nursing Implications

Anti-infectives are a broad class of drugs that act on infections by either stopping or killing an infectious agent. There are several groups of medications in this class that all act differently. In this lesson, we will learn about doxycycline as an anti-infective and all the things a nurse needs to know about it.

Doxycycline: Overdose & Withdrawal Symptoms

11. Doxycycline: Overdose & Withdrawal Symptoms

Doxycycline is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. This lesson will discuss overdose and withdrawal symptoms of doxycycline.

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