What is Doxycycline?

Doxycycline is part of the tetracycline antibiotic family. It kills bacteria and prevents bacteria from growing.

What Does Doxycycline Treat?

Doxycycline can be used to treat bacterial infections in many areas of the body. It is also used to treat the pimples and abscesses caused by acne or rosacea. Doxycycline comes in many forms, including tablets, capsules, syrup, and powder.

How to Use Doxycycline

You should only take this medication as directed by your doctor. If you are using a tablet or capsule, you may take it with food to avoid stomach upset. Drink plenty of fluids while using this medication. If you miss a dose, take it when you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule.

This medication should be stored at room temperature, away from sunlight or heat.

Precautions and Side Effects

This drug is not suitable for anyone under the age of 8. You should always speak to your doctor about any medications, supplements, herbal treatments, or vitamins you are taking to rule out the possibility of a drug interaction. 

If you are pregnant or may become pregnant, you should not use this medication. Birth control pills may not work properly while taking this medication so be sure to use another form of contraception such as condoms, contraceptive foam, or a diaphragm. Furthermore, this medication may cause:

  • Skin, nails, eyes, teeth, gums, or scars to darken
  • Sensitivity to sunlight, increasing risk of sunburn
  • Diarrhea

Stay out of direct sunlight, wear protective clothing and sunblock while taking this medication. Do not use a sun lamp or tanning bed while taking this medication. If you experience joint pain, fever, rash, or tiredness contact your doctor immediately. If your condition does not improve or worsens, speak to your doctor.

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