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 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.)
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