Doxycycline (Oral Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. It is also used to treat pimples and abscesses (usually on the face) that are caused by rosacea, also known as acne rosacea or adult acne.
Doxycycline delayed-release tablets are also used to prevent malaria and treat anthrax infection after possible exposure and other problems as determined by your doctor.
Doxycycline belongs to the class of medicines known as tetracycline antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.