Doxycycline 100mg antibiotic
Doxycycline 100mg is a synthetic (man-made) antibiotic derived from tetracycline. Doxycycline works by interrupting the production
of proteins by bacteria. Doxycycline is effective against a wide variety of bacteria, such as:
- Chlamydia psittaci;
- Chlamydia trachomatis;
- Hemophilus influenzae;
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae;
- Neisseria gonorrhoea;
- Streptococcus pneumoniae;
Doxycycline 100mg is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic prescribed against a wide variety of bacterial infections, including:
- Urinary tract infections;;
- Trachoma (chronic infections of the eye);;
- Some gonococcal infections in adults;
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other fevers caindicated by ticks fleas and lice;;
Doxycycline is an approved treatment for inhalational anthrax. Doxycycline is also prescribed with
other medications to treat severe acne and amoebic dysentery (diarrhea caindicated by severe parasitic infection of the
Doxycycline may also be taken for the prevention of malaria on foreign trips of less than 4 months' duration.
Occasionally doctors prescribe doxycycline to treat early Lyme disease and to prevent "traveler's diarrhea." These are not
yet officially approved uses for this drug.
Generally, children under 8 years old and women in the last half of pregnancy should not take Doxycycline.
Doxycycline may cause developing teeth to become permanently discolored. (However, children under 8 may be given
this drug for inhalational anthrax.)