Posted by bleauberry on June 15, 2012, at 7:23:34
In reply to Re: Yeast Cell Reaction to Zoloft Suggests... » bleauberry, posted by Phillipa on June 14, 2012, at 15:37:05
> So it wasn't just me? I also tried. Hey blue is doxycycline good after three years of storage? Thanks P
Absolutely NOT. Throw it away..
Most meds are fine after they expire. They lose potency but don't usually go rancid or toxic.
Doxycycline however does go bad and can damage the kidneys. It can be a deadly drug after expiration.
If you want some it is pretty easy and cheap to order on the web from overseas pharmacies. In your case a dose of 200mg twice a day would be standard. In someone with non-lyme history 200mg is usually the max. But in lyme all the llmds agree that Doxy needs to be at least 400mg a day. Personally I find tolerating that is no different than tolerating 200mg, feels the same, and it has been an easy med to handle after I got through the first few months of touch-and-go herxing, start, stop, restart, break, restart, up dose, back dose, up dose, up dose....but now it is like taking a placebo. Except if I try stopping it, I crash hard and lyme symptoms come back with a vengeance.
Anyway, off track, sorry, but no, Doxy is not safe after expiration.