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Doxycycline is a common antibiotic often 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 works by decreasing bacteria's ability to make protein (which it needs to live). Doxycycline is available in several forms, and is usually taken once or twice a day.
- Treatment of bacterial infections, such as:
- An alternative for malaria prevention
- Treatment of anthrax infections (including cutaneous anthrax, gastrointestinal anthrax, and inhalational anthrax)
- Treatment of rosacea
- Treatment of periodontitis (gum disease).