This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne. This medication is known as a tetracycline antibiotic. Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). This medication is best taken by mouth on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal, usually 1 or 2 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Take this medication with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) unless directed otherwise. If stomach upset occurs, taking it with food or milk may help. However, doxycycline may not work as well if you take it with food or milk (or anything high in calcium - more details below ), so ask your doctor or pharmacist if you may take it that way. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication. Doxycycline is a drug of semi-synthetic origins belonging to the tetracycline series of antibiotics. The active ingredient specific to this drug class exerts its action on many different types of pathogenic microorganisms. Doxycycline demonstrates a wide range of action as an antibiotic drug. Therefore, Doxycycline is used as one of the primary drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. Doxycycline effectively exerts its antibiotic properties on many types of pathogenic flora. However, Doxycycline is primarily prescribed for infections associated with aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. Doxycycline is highly effective in the treatment of diseases caused by streptococcal forms, staphylococci, salmonella, and E. This antibiotic drug may also be used to treat common diseases such as cholera, tularemia, plague, and anthrax to which the underlying causative agent is clostridia, a dysentery rod. The absorption of this drug mainly occurs in the gastrointestinal tract leading to a rapid therapeutic effect.
Detailed Doxycycline dosage information for adults and children. Includes dosages for Bacterial Infection, Urinary Tract Infection, Acne and more; plus. The List of Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not Be Crushed, commonly referred to as the "Do Not Crush" list, contains medications that should not be crushed because of their special pharmaceutical formulations or characteristics, such as oral dosage forms that are sustained-release in nature.