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Doxycycline is not an addictive medication, so risks of withdrawal are next to non-existent. That being said, in rare cases, it may be possible for individuals to experience a negative reaction after abruptly discontinuing this medication. This event may be more likely if they took doxycycline for an extended period of time.

How Long Do Doxycycline Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

This medication typically does not have withdrawal symptoms. Recovery post-doxycycline withdrawal is usually rapid, except in cases of severe cholestasis (when bile flow from the liver either slows down or stops completely). In these cases, recovery may take 2 to 6 months.

How long does doxycycline stay in your system

Withdrawal Symptoms

This medication typically does not have withdrawal symptoms.


Always speak to your doctor before stopping this medication, and take it only as directed.

Treatment Options

If you experience any negative side effects during or after doxycycline use, contact your doctor right away.

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