Doxycycline 100mg tablets
Doxycycline contains the active ingredient doxycycline, which belongs to a group of antibiotics called the tetracyclines.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic that has the ability to inhibit the growth of a wide variety of bacteria and certain
other organisms. It works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins
the bacteria cannot grow, replicate and increase in numbers. Doxycycline therefore stops the spread of the infection and the
remaining bacteria eventually die.
Doxycycline 100mg is prescribed to treat:
- Various other infections caindicated by susceptible bacteria and micro-organisms;
- Urinary tract;
- Eye and sexually transmitted infections;
- A wide variety of respiratory;
Doxycycline is also prescribed for severe acne, as Doxycycline is active against the bacteria
associated with acne, Propionebacterium acnes. This is a common type of bacteria that feeds on sebum produced by the
sebaceous glands in the skin. It produces waste products and fatty acids that irritate the sebaceous glands, making them
inflamed and causing spots. By controlling bacterial numbers, doxycycline brings the inflammation of the sebaceous glands
under control, and the skin is allowed to heal.
Doxycycline is also active against the parasite that causes malaria. Doxycycline is sometimes prescribed to
treat malaria, and can also be prescribed to prevent it when visiting high-risk malarial areas, in particular areas where the
malaria parasite is resistant to chloroquine.
Doxycycline 100mg is an antibiotic prescribed to treat bacterial infections.
Swallow doxycycline tablets whole (not crushed or chewed), with plenty of water, while sitting or standing - this will
stop them from sticking in the throat and causing irritation.
The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Doxycycline stops bacteria from functioning and so stops numbers from increasing.