Doxycycline is a synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, that works against a wide range of bacteria. It belongs to a class of antibiotics called tetracyclines.
Doxycycline is indicated for the treatment of a large number of bacterial infections including: respiratory tract infections (such as atypical pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, bacterial sinusitis, throat infections), sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis), skin infections, as well as a lot of other rare infections. Doxycycline is also can be prescribed to treat pimples that are caused by acne rosacea (also known as adult acne).
At the moment Doxycycline is marketed under a variety of brands, such as Alodox Doryx, Monodox, Oracea, Periostat and others. In addition, a significant number of discounted generic Doxycycline equivalents are offered, they are not inferior in quality to Doxycycline brand names. Doxycycline is produced in various forms: tablets, film-coated tablets, capsules, injection and powder for solution. It should be taken once or twice a day, it’s important to drink enough water (1 glass of water will be enough) after each dose.
All antibiotics, including Doxycycline, won’t treat viral infections like flu or cold.