Doxycycline is a prescription medication used
to treat certain bacterial infections and to prevent malaria infections. Doxycycline
is in a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by preventing the growth
and spread of bacteria and the parasite that causes malaria. This medication comes in tablet,
capsule, and oral suspension forms, and is typically taken once or twice a day. The tablets
and capsules should be taken with a glass of water, with or without food. However, taking
doxycycline with milk or food may decrease the amount of medication absorbed from your
stomach. Doxycycline also comes as a gel to be administered by a dentist in a clinic setting.
This medication is also available in an injectable form to be given by a healthcare rofessional.
Common side effects include nausea, sunlight sensitivity, and rash. Take this medication
only as directed. For more information, download the RxWixi mobile app.