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Doxycycline Treats Bacterial Infections and Prevents Malaria Infections – Overview

August 20, 2019

Doxycycline is a prescription medication used
to treat certain bacterial infections and to prevent malaria infections. Doxycycline
is in a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by preventing the growth
and spread of bacteria and the parasite that causes malaria. This medication comes in tablet,
capsule, and oral suspension forms, and is typically taken once or twice a day. The tablets
and capsules should be taken with a glass of water, with or without food. However, taking
doxycycline with milk or food may decrease the amount of medication absorbed from your
stomach. Doxycycline also comes as a gel to be administered by a dentist in a clinic setting.
This medication is also available in an injectable form to be given by a healthcare rofessional.
Common side effects include nausea, sunlight sensitivity, and rash. Take this medication
only as directed. For more information, download the RxWixi mobile app.


  • Reply aaron medina August 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    how long could this drug be taken? I got a 6 month proscription, now on my 7 month,

  • Reply Satish Kalyan August 5, 2017 at 11:14 am

    doxycycline tablets for purpose face acne

  • Reply Violet Johnson September 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Slow down

  • Reply Stoian Alin September 11, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Thanks for a very interesting post, here area few more tips for people who might believe they have Rosacea.
    1. Do you really think you have Rosacea or have you been looking on the internet too much? It may be common, affecting up to 1 tenth of people, but red faces are not always rosacea. Dermatologists often see patients who are worried that they may have developed rosacea, perhaps following a bit of internet searching, but they may actually have another condition altogether. Facial redness simply occurs because there in increased blood flow to the top part of the skin, perhaps because of inflammation, sun damage or fixed widening of vessels.
    2. Don’t panic great treatment is available. It is not yet possible to cure rosacea however it is extremely responsive to the right treatment and can often be completely controlled. Patients are often very worried when they come to see a Dermatologist that they may have a long-term progressive condition. People particularly worry about the development of a thickened nasal skin, a condition called rhinophyma.
    3. Don’t spend ridiculous amounts on cosmetics. Rosacea is a common condition which is often distressing. The cosmetics industry is worth billions of pounds Unfortunately the claims that cosmetic companies make about their products being able to cure rosacea are mostly lies. Cosmetics don’t reverse or reliably treat inflammatory rosacea, despite some companies’ extraordinary claims. So what does help? Simple cleansers and moisturisers like the Cetaphil range and sunblocks such as Anthelios, Sun Sense products or Altruist. Cover up foundations and powders and green-tinted moisturisers may also be helpful to cover redness and improve confidence.
    4. Consider Seeing A Dermatologist. Dermatologists are the trained skin specialists in the UK. If you have any concerns about diagnosis and management of your skin condition it is worth seeing a Dermatologist to obtain an expert opinion and place you on the right treatment path. The diagnosis of inflammatory conditions of the face can sometimes be difficult as conditions often overlap. New treatments are coming through all the time and complex treatments such as laser are best done by clinicians with experience. In the UK you can check whether a doctor has completed Dermatology Specialist Training to become a Dermatologist on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. Look for ‘Dermatology’ under the doctor’s specialist register entry details.
    (I learned these and why they work from Natural Remedy Blueprint site )

  • Reply Simply Kristi October 4, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Side effect also May cause permanent blindness! I read the side effects on my sheet today as I was just prescribed this.

  • Reply Earl Daguilar December 16, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Since I am taking this capsule doxycycline cap 100mg and the metronidazole cap 500mg one side of my nose blocked up can you tell me what is the problem please

  • Reply Rey Villanueva June 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Will it help for chicken pox

  • Reply Noah June 30, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Can it stunt your growth?

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