A patient is prescribed doxycycline, 100 mg PO to be taken once a day for acne vulgaris. During a follow-up, the patient complains of GI irritation. The nurse should recommend which of the following?
• Doxycycline commonly causes GI upset and can be taken with food to reduce this side effect.
• Incorrect: The medication is prescribed for once a day administration. More frequent administration will not help improve nausea.
• Incorrect: Taking doxycycline with dairy products may decrease absorption.