A patient is prescribed to doxycycline, 100 mg PO to be taken daily for acne vulgaris. During a follow up, the patient reports 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.

•The medication is prescribed for once or twice daily administration, but more frequent doses will not improve nausea. The nurse cannot recommend a change in dose scheduling. Only the prescriber can change the order.

•Taking doxycycline with dairy products may decrease absorption. Milk with the drug should not be recommended.

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