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I am currently taking doxycycline skin infection I just had

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I am currently taking doxycycline for a skin infection I just had some heartburn and I took a gaviscon tablet, forgetting that I'm not supposed to take them with doxycycline. I've called the online doctor and they said someone should call me back and they haven't. I'm slightly worried about what interaction could happen is it life threatening? They asked me a number of questions and I didn't have any symptoms. I suffer from anxiety and have now panicked myself.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

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I will be helping you out with your concerns today.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

There is no interaction between gaviscon and doxycycline.

I confirmed by double checking the literature.

So I would not worry whatsoever.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Do I need to do anything? I'm getting a little worried I looked up a reaction on the Internet and they said it isn't life threatening just means that the antibiotic won't work as effectively is that correct.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

You do not need to do anything.

The official interaction checker that I used did not show any interaction.

The antibiotic would work just fine.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 months ago.

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