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There is not enough evidence on the effects of doxycycline during pregnancy. It is recommended to follow your doctor’s advice.

Doxycycline and Lactation

Tetracyclines are excreted in human milk, but the effect of tetracyclines, including doxycycline, on the breastfed infant is not known. Short-term use by lactating parents is not necessarily contraindicated. But, because the effects of prolonged exposure to doxycycline in breast milk are unknown, use may not be recommended. 


Can you take doxycycline in early pregnancy?

Doxycycline is best to be avoided during pregnancy because there is not enough data available to know its effect on the fetus.

Can doxycycline be used for abortion?

Doxycycline can be used to prevent morbidity after an abortion.

What antibiotics are safe during pregnancy?

Some antibiotics that are considered safe during pregnancy are: penicillins, including amoxicillin and ampicillin; Cephalosporins, including cefaclor, and cephalexin; Erythromycin; Clindamycin.

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