Doxycycline for Children
Doxycycline is a prescription medication used for the treatment of several conditions, such as bacterial infections, acne, rosacea, and gum disease. This medication is approved for use in adults and children as young as 8 years old. When using doxycycline in children younger than 8 years old, it may cause permanent discoloration and altered development of teeth.
When children use doxycycline for various conditions, the dosage will be based on a weight chart, usually about 1 to 2 mg per pound of body weight per day. Children should generally be limited to 200 mg or less of doxycycline per day.
(Click Doxycycline Uses and Doxycycline Dosage for more details on children and doxycycline. These articles also discuss specific doxycycline uses and cover some general dosing guidelines for this medication.)