Ch 16: 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

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