Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as acne, urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, eye infections, gonorrhea, chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others. Doxycycline is also used to treat blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. Doxycycline will not treat facial redness caused by rosacea. Some forms of doxycycline are used to prevent malaria, to treat anthrax, or to treat infections caused by mites, ticks, or lice. Doxycycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Taking this medicine during pregnancy may affect tooth and bone development in the unborn baby. Doxycycline can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while using doxycycline. You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to doxycycline or to other tetracycline antibiotics such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap). Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Doxycycline is also used to treat blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. Doxycycline will not treat facial redness caused by rosacea.
Nov 30, 2016. Your vet might prescribe doxycycline to treat a present infection, or as precaution. If your dog has a history of allergic reactions to antibiotics. The diagnosis of 'penicillin allergy' is often simply accepted without obtaining. Tetracyclines e.g. doxycycline, quinolones e.g. ciprofloxacin, macrolides e.g.