Doxycycline is a member of the tetracycline family, a class of antibiotics used for treating infections caused by bacteria, fungus, protozoans, and chlamydiae; however, it is not effective viruses. This drug prevents bacteria from making protein, so that the bacteria are unable to grow and reproduce, rather than killing them directly. Doxycycline is useful against infections of the lungs and skin, rosacea, dental infections, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary tract infections, legionnaire’s disease, malaria, Lyme disease, acne, anthrax, and cholera.
Dose of Doxycycline
Doxycycline is available in the form of capsules, suspension, syrup, and tablets. Usual dose is 100mg every 12 hours.
Common side effects
- Weight loss
- Nausea and vomiting
- Susceptibility to sunburn
- Vaginal yeast infection
Cost of Doxycycline
The price of doxycycline ranges from $9 to $30 dollars for a bottle of 30 capsules, strength 100 mg. To find the cheapest pharmacy for this medication near you and download a coupon, click here.
How to Get a Doxycycline Prescription?
Doxycycline is a prescription medication, which requires a prescription from a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can treat most simple infections remotely by telemedicine and prescribe doxycycline online.