What Is Doxycycline Prescribed For?
Doxycycline is a prescription antibiotic. Many people may wonder, "What is it prescribed for?" Doxycycline is approved for several uses, such as:
- Treating bacterial infections, such as:
- Treating acne
- Preventing malaria
- Treating anthrax infections
- Treating rosacea
- Treating periodontitis (gum disease).
Doxycycline can also be prescribed "off-label" to treat infections that are resistant to another antibiotic known as vancomycin. This medication is approved for use in adults and children as young as 8 years old.
(Click Doxycycline Uses for more information on what this drug is prescribed for. This article also describes whether it is safe for use in children and discusses off-label uses of doxycycline.)