- What is doxycycline?
- What brand names are available for doxycycline?
- Is doxycycline available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for doxycycline?
- Why is doxycycline prescribed to patients?
- What are the side effects of doxycycline?
- What is the dosage for doxycycline?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with doxycycline?
- Is doxycycline safe to take during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about doxycycline?
What is doxycycline?
Doxycycline is a synthetic (man-made) antibiotic derived from tetracycline.
What brand names are available for doxycycline?
Brand names for doxycycline hyclate include Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Acticlate Cap, Doryx, Doxteric, Doxy, Monodox, and others.
Is doxycycline available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for doxycycline?
Why is doxycyclineprescribed to patients?
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.
What are the side effects of doxycycline?
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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