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Were you looking for information on Doxycycline? Doxacycline is a common misspelling of doxycycline.
 
Doxycycline is an antibiotic commonly used for the treatment of various infections, such as bacterial infections, anthrax, malaria, and acne. The medication is part of a class of drugs called tetracyclines, and it works by decreasing bacteria's ability to make protein (which it needs to live). It is available in several different forms and is usually taken once or twice a day.
 
Most people tolerate this drug well; however, side effects are possible. Common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Before taking this product, let your healthcare provider know if you have kidney disease, liver disease, frequent yeast infections, or any allergies.
  
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