Doxycycline Oral

If you have certain medical problems, such as a bacterial infection, acne, rosacea, or gum disease, a healthcare provider may prescribe doxycycline. This medication is a type of antibiotic and is approved for use in adults and children as young as 8 years old.
Doxycycline comes in oral products (in the form of tablets, capsules, a syrup, and an oral suspension), a gel, and in the form of injections. It is usually taken once or twice a day, depending on your healthcare provider's instructions and the particular product.
Oral doxycycline products are available in the following forms and strengths:
As a type of tetracycline antibiotic, doxycycline works by decreasing bacteria's ability to make protein, which bacteria need to live. This activity does not directly kill the bacteria, but it does inhibit their growth and multiplication, which gives the immune system a chance to fight the infection.
(Click Doxycycline for more information on oral doxycycline products and other forms of this medication. This article also discusses possible uses of doxycycline, general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and tips on effectively using this medication.)
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