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 Dosage Chart
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 morning and once in the e| |
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as you were told to give t|his me|dicine.
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 Oegular t
can. It is better to give a little more medicine thannot enough.
See reverse side for more instructions.
apple juice
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. Warnings
Stop use and seek medical help if your child develops CHOCOLATE
any of these rare but dangerous symptoms: w|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 CHOCOLATE
• 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 apple juice
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more information about doxycycline.
Mix with:
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 ORCALCIUM
Important information
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 CHOCOLATE
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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