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Oracea

doxycycline
Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as acne, urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, eye infections, gonorrhea, chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others. Doxycycline is also used to treat blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. Doxycycline will not treat facial redness caused by rosacea. Some forms of doxycycline are used to prevent malaria, to treat anthrax, or to treat infections caused by mites, ticks, or lice. Doxycycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
doxycycline
DRUG TYPE
miscellaneous antimalarials

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any tetracycline antibiotic.

Children younger than 8 years old should use doxycycline only in cases of severe or life-threatening conditions. This medicine can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children

Using doxycycline during pregnancy could harm the unborn baby or cause permanent tooth discoloration later in the baby's life.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Oracea delayed release capsule 40 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Doxycycline delayed release capsule 40 mg
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