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THE SAFETY OF DOXYCYCLINE DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING 

 

THIS MEDICATION MAY CAUSE HARM TO YOUR BABY:

Doxycycline should not be used during pregnancy unless your doctor determines that it is medically necessary. There is no evidence that doxycycline increases the risk of birth defects. There is no strong evidence that doxycycline causes teeth staining or a decrease in the bone growth of an unborn baby, but, because these effects have been seen from other drugs in the same drug class (tetracyclines), doxycycline should be avoided unless your doctor determines the benefits outweigh the risks for you and the baby. A short course, less than 21 days, of doxycycline appears safe for infants of breastfeeding mothers when it is medically necessary.


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