Doxycycline hyclate is often prescribed for the treatment of common bacterial infections. The antibiotic is also licensed to treat anthrax infections and acne, and can be used to help prevent malaria. By decreasing bacteria's ability to make protein, the medicine can help stop bacteria from continuing to live and cause infection in the body. The drug has not been approved for use in children under the age of 8.
Doxycycline hyclate (doxycycline hydrochloride hemiethanolate hemihydrate) is a prescription antibiotic medication that is licensed to treat a number of common bacterial infections. It is made by several different manufacturers.
Doxycycline hyclate is part of a class of drugs called tetracyclines. It decreases bacteria's ability to make protein, which the bacterium needs to live. By affecting the protein of bacteria, the drug helps stop bacteria from continuing to live and cause infection in the body.
For treating gum disease, doxycycline hyclate actually works to inhibit an enzyme in the saliva known as collagenase.
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