When I went to Africa I was supposed to take Doxy every day for about 2 months as a malaria prophylactic. After reading the possible side effects (mainly feeling ill, vomiting, and yeast infections) I went to my own doctor and paid more to get a newer drug called Malarone. I had *no* side effects with that drug, except I got REALLY sick while in Africa (lost 12 lbs in about 2 weeks) and ended up having to take a heavy round of Cipro antibiotic instead. Some of the people on Doxy got really sun burned. Granted, we were all white/Dutch people on the equator in the middle of January (our winter, their summer).
ETA: Yes definitely take it with food! Our chaperones were adamant about this. The one time it make someone puke-sick was because he didn't take it with a meal.
Liesje & the K9s
Nikon (GSD) U-CH SG Alta-Tollhaus Bono SchH1 KKL T1 FO PA TF-III FDCh-S CL1-R UJJ U-CA HIT TT CGC
Coke (All-American) VPC's Coca-Cola CGC, couch warmer extraordinaire
Indy (All-American) Blue Horizon's Indigo Girl, flyball star in training
Rainbow Bridge Kenya (GSD) U-CH Alta-Tollhaus-Krieger Lamb Chop CL1-R CL1-F RA HIT TDI TT CGC
vom Blauen Horizont / Blue Horizon GSDs