How to Make Liquid Doxycycline
• Something heavy to crush the tablet, such as a metal
spoon, the bottom of a cup or glass or a hammer.
• Measuring teaspoon(s) or regular eating teaspoon
Please read all instructions before you begin.
You can find out how much medicine to give yourchild based on your child’s weight.
Use this chart to find the amount for one (1) dose.
Give this dose two (2) times a day – once in the
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bowl. Crush into powderusing the back of the
Doxycycline oral liquid
tablet in a plastic bag andcrush it with some
Dosage applicable for prophylaxis against anthrax, plague and tularemia. Dosage range for
patients 7 lbs - 87 lbs is from 2.2 mg/kg/dose to 3.9 mg/kg/dose (average is 2.7 mg/kg/dose).
Dosage range for infants <7 lbs is 2 - 3.1 mg/kg/dose.
If you do not have a measuring teaspoon then use
a regular teaspoon. It is hard to measure one half
can. It is better to give a little more medicine thannot enough.
See reverse side for more instructions.
o Make Liquid Doxycycline
Possible Side Effects of Liquid
How to give the medicine to an infant:
Mix the medicine with one or two teaspoons of formula
• Upset stomach, throwing up and diarrhea
or breast milk inside the nipple of the bottle. Let your
• Sunburn – use sunscreen on your child before
infant suck on the nipple until the medicine is gone.
Mix this amount with food or liquid. See below.
Stop use and seek medical help if your child develops
any of these rare but dangerous symptoms:
ith a little milk, table sugar or
• Allergic effects such as: trouble breathing;
closing of the throat; swelling of lips, tongue
For older children:
Make sure your child eats or drinks all of the food or
drink that is mixed with the medicine. It may be helpful
• Yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, stomach
to have the child suck on an ice cube or fruit flavored
popsicle before and after giving the medicine. This may
Go to: www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/penG_doxy
more information about doxycycline.
If you have further questions, contact your family
physician, local pharmacist or the Illinois Help Line
chocolate milk or chocolatepudding are best.
Apple juice or apple saucesweetened with extra table
Adapted from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Mix well before using.
Mix well before using.
information card “How to Prepare Emergency Dosages
Give this medicine one hour before or two hours
of Doxycycline at Home for Infants and Children.”
Funded by a federal grant from the Assistant Secretary for
Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services. Content developed by the Illinois
Terrorism Task Force’s Pediatric Bioterrorism Workgroup.
Illustrations provided by Loyola University Health System,
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