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Acticlate is a tetracycline antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria to treat infections like respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, ophthalmologic infections, and some sexually transmitted infections, including Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea. It has also been used to treat less common infections like Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Acticlate is also used to prevent malaria when traveling.
Our team at Nurx cannot prescribe and deliver Acticlate, but can offer the generic equivalent Doxycycline as an acne treatment for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $40 without insurance.
- How Is Acticlate Used?
Acticlate is taken orally, usually at the same time each day. The dosage and number of pills that you take will depend on your symptoms and prescription. Take your prescribed dose with a full glass of water, at least one hour before or after a meal. Avoid laying down for at least 10 minutes after taking the medication. You should continue taking the medication until the bottle is empty. If you are prescribed more than one pill a day, try to take them in an evenly spaced time frame.
If you are taking Acticlate to prevent malaria, take your first dose one day before leaving. Then, continue to take it for the full extent of your trip and for at least four weeks after returning. If you do not have enough Acticlate to cover this time span, notify your doctor, as stopping the prescription early can lead to antibiotic resistance.
- Is Acticlate Easy to Get?
Acticlate is an effective treatment for many types of infections, as well as moderate to severe acne. Because of this, it is widely available in pharmacies all across the country. It does require a prescription, though.
Nurx works with many insurance companies to bring you affordable prescriptions, like Doxycycline. No insurance? That's no problem! With many generic medications available we are still able to offer affordable prescriptions.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Acticlate?
Acticlate is best taken on an empty stomach. However, if you experience nausea or irritability, your doctor may recommend that you take it with food or a glass of water. It is important to discuss this with your doctor to make sure there aren't negative interactions with your medication.
Other supplements may also reduce the effectiveness of Acticlate, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum. Wait at least 2-3 hours to take Acticlate after consuming these ingredients.
It is important to complete the full prescription as prescribed by your doctor, even if your symptoms are gone. Failing to do so can cause the infection to return, and it may be resistant to antibiotics.
Antibiotics can also increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Wear layers and use high-SPF sunscreen when outdoors. If you plan to have any dental work done, be sure to notify your dentist that you are taking Acticlate.
You should not use Acticlate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Side effects are relatively uncommon when using Acticlate, but they're always a possibility. Mild nausea and diarrhea are the most common side effects and will usually go away as your body adjusts to the medication.
Severe side effects are unlikely but have been reported. These may include painful swallowing or kidney problems. Intracranial hypertension (IH) has also been reported in some uses of antibiotics, especially in women who are overweight and of childbearing age with a previous history of IH. If you notice persistent pressure, severe headaches, vision loss, or persistent nausea, stop using Acticlate and notify your healthcare provider immediately.
C. difficile, thrust, and yeast infections are also possible when taking antibiotics. However, these conditions are most common with prolonged use of antibiotics, so it is important to closely follow your doctor's directions.
Allergic reactions to Acticlate are rarely reported but include symptoms like fever, swelling of the lymph nodes, itching, swelling, dizziness, and trouble breathing. Be sure to notify your doctor if you are allergic to Acticlate, if you have ever had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic before, or if you have a history of esophageal problems or chronic heartburn.
Acticlate may also have inactive ingredients, including soy, so it is also important to notify your doctor of your allergies.
- Can I Take Acticlate With Other Medications?
Acticlate is generally safe to take with other medications. However, some medications may reduce its effectiveness, so it is important to share all prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and supplements with your healthcare provider. Typically, Acticlate should not be used with Retinoid medications, barbiturates, blood thinners, and anti-seizure medications. You should also not use more than one antibiotic at a time unless your doctor tells you it is safe.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Acticlate Through Nurx?
By partnering with doctors and other healthcare providers in the U.S., we are able to provide patients with prescriptions in a convenient way. Virtual appointments with your doctor allow you to discuss your symptoms and medical history and receive the prescriptions you need. Whether you have an infection or persistent acne caused by bacteria, Acticlate or other Doxycycline antibiotics may be an option for you.
- Can I Buy Acticlate Online Through Nurx?
Acticlate is not currently available with Nurx. However, we do offer Doxycycline, the generic version. It offers the same benefits, risks, and ingredients as Acticlate. We often prescribe Doxycycline for many of the same purposes as Acticlate, including for infections, STIs, and acne.
- How Long Does It Take to Receive Acticlate?
Nurx understands how important it is to receive your medications quickly. We ship your prescription using 1-3 day USPS Priority Shipping, right to your mailbox. You can get the medications you need without visiting your doctor in person.
- Is There a Generic Version of Acticlate?
Acticlate is available as a generic, called Doxycycline. Doxycycline is also available under other brand names, including Vibramycin, Morgidox, Monodox, and Minocycline.
- Who Makes Acticlate
Acticlate is manufactured by Aqua Pharmaceuticals.
- Is Acticlate the Same as Doxycycline?
Acticlate is the same as Doxycycline. They are both tetracycline antibiotics used to treat a broad range of infections. Doxycycline is a generic form of Acticlate, meaning that you can enjoy the same health benefits, often at a reduced price. The biggest difference that you may notice between the two options is how they are prescribed. Because they may contain different levels of Doxyclcine hyclate, your doctor may need to prescribe more or less.
- What Types of Infections Does Acticlate Treat?
Acticlate and other tetracycline antibiotics can be used to treat many types of infections, including infections that are caused by Vibrio cholera, Campylobacter fetus, plague, deer fly infections, flea and tick bites, Antrax skin infections, pneumonia, Brucella bacteria, Chlamydia psittaci, conjunctivitis, typhus infections, Mediterranean Spotted fever, rickettsia microorganisms, malaria, Lyme disease, and acne rosacea. This is not a complete list of infections that Acticlate may treat.
- How Nurx Works
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.
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