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Doxycycline is a common antibiotic often used for the treatment of various infections, including bacterial infections, anthrax, malaria, and acne. A few examples of bacterial infections that can be treated with doxycycline include chlamydia, cholera, pneumonia, and certain types of urinary tract infections (UTIs). The medication works by decreasing bacteria's ability to make protein (which bacteria need in order to live). Doxycycline is available in many different forms. It is usually taken once or twice a day. The drug has not been approved for use in children under eight years of age.
(Click Doxycycline for more detail about the types of infections that doxycycline is prescribed to treat, as well as when and how to take the medicine.)
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