Pharmacy/doxycycline

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eric,this might be in your  field,but maybe you know some doctors.internet  says  doxycycline causes blindness

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Hi Howard,
Doxycycline is  very safe medication. Loss of vision with this drug is rare. It is a result of increased intracranial pressure.
Intracranial hypertension (eg, pseudotumor cerebri): Intracranial hypertension (headache, blurred vision, diplopia, vision loss, and/or papilledema) has been associated with use. Women of childbearing age who are overweight or have a history of intracranial hypertension are at greater risk. Concomitant use of isotretinoin (known to cause pseudotumor cerebri) and doxycycline should be avoided. Intracranial hypertension typically resolves after discontinuation of treatment; however, permanent visual loss is possible. If visual symptoms develop during treatment, prompt ophthalmologic evaluation is warranted. Intracranial pressure can remain elevated for weeks after drug discontinuation; monitor patients until they stabilize.
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Eric Brandt, B.Sc. Pharm

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