Doxycycline 100mg Acne

  1. Doxycycline is a generic name of a tetracycline antibiotic that slows down the growth of bacteria in your body. It can be prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections (urinary tract infections, chlamydia, gonorrhea, acne, as well as blemishes and acne-like lesions. If you doctor deems it necessary, this medicine may be also used in combination with certain drugs to treat other conditions. For most cases of infection this medicine needs to be taken once or twice a day for up to 2 weeks. Do not stop taking doxycycline until you have used all of the amount prescribed by the doctor, even though your condition may improve significantly.

  1. This medicine is very well tolerated by most patients. Some side effects that may sometimes occur include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Doxycycline may cause harm to an unborn baby. You mustn't take this drug if you are pregnant or are going to conceive during the period of treatment. This medicine has been also reported to make birth control pills less efficient, so make sure you use another reliable method of birth control when taking this drug. Doxycycline also passes to breast milk affecting the baby's tooth and bone development. Before getting the prescription tell you doctor if you are nursing, as another alternative to doxycycline should be found.