Instructions to people who take doxycycline to prevent rat fever
Fear of epidemic is fuelling as the rainwater is receding from the flood-hit areas. Doctors prescribe doxycycline capsules as a preventive medicine for rat fever to people who have direct contact with contaminated water.
Even after providing capsules, many don’t consume it due to misconceptions. Dry skin is one of the reasons. People who step into water-logged places for rescue operations should consume this capsules compulsorily.
Things to be noted
- People who venture into water-logged areas should consume two doxycycline capsules.
- Needn’t care about the dryness felt with the first dose.
- Consume the tablet after having food. Never consume it in empty stomach.
- Do not lie down soon after the consumption of tablet.
- Tablets given along with doxycycline should be consumed as prescribed.
- Take capsules according to the instructions of health workers.