GENERIC NAME: doxycycline hyclate
BRAND NAME: Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Doryx, and others
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
USES: Doxycycline is used for many different types of infections, including respiratory tract infections due to Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Mycoplasma pneumoniae. It also is used for the treatment of
- non-gonococcalurethritis (due to Ureaplasma),
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever,
- acne, and.
- periodontal disease.
SIDE EFFECTS: Doxycycline is generally well-tolerated. The most common side effects are
Tetracyclines, such as doxycycline, may cause tooth discoloration if used in persons below 8 years of age. Exaggerated sunburn can occur with tetracyclines; therefore, sunlight should be minimized during treatment.
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