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Doxycycline - Summary
Doxycycline is an antibiotic medication with a wide range of clinical uses. Through Push Health, people who need doxycycline can request a doxycycline prescription from a licensed medical provider in their area and get doxycycline hyclate medication, including doxycycline 100 mg tablets, when appropriate to do so.
Doxycycline - Use and Mechanism of Action
Doxycycline is a medication (available both orally and in an intravenous form) that, like minocycline, belongs to a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics known as tetracycline antibiotics. Marketed under the brand name Doryx, doxycycline has a wide range of uses in the treatment of bacterial and parasitic infections. Doxycycline is used in acne treatment and certain other skin disorders, STD treatment, Lyme disease treatment and pneumonia. Doxycycline is also used in malaria prevention. Doxycycline works by preventing bacteria from making proteins using the 30S ribosomal subunit, thereby preventing reproduction. Doxycycline and alcohol should not be taken together. Doxycycline has historically been used along with azithromycin (e.g. Z-pak) in the treatment of STDs.
Doxycycline - Dosage and Metabolism
Doxycycline hyclate comes in the form of delayed-release tablets that are taken orally. Doxycycline hyclate itself can be found as a yellow crystalline powder. Following administration of an oral dose, doxycycline is virtually completely absorbed. Doxycycline, like other tetracycline antibiotics, are concentrated in bile by the liver and excreted in the urine and feces with a serum half-life of 18-22 hours. Doxycycline is typically available in 75 mg, 100 mg and 150 mg delayed-release tablets. Doxycycline tablets should be stored at 25° C. Some research has also been done on double-scored doxycycline tablets.
Doxycycline - Medication Cost
Doxycycline - both generic doxycycline and branded doxycycline - are moderately affordable at under $1 per pill at most major pharmacies. Doxycycline used to be even more affordable but the price has increased somewhat in recent years. Some insurance plans will also cover the cost of doxycycline, depending on what it is prescribed for. Doxycycline does require a prescription from a medical provider before a pharmacy can dispense it. Online doxycycline coupons may also be available.
Can I Buy Doxycycline Online?
Generic and branded forms of doxycycline are prescription medications and are not available over-the-counter (OTC) in the US. As such, one cannot simply buy doxycycline online legitimately. Push Health can help people who need or want doxycycline connect with a licensed medical provider in their area who can prescribe doxycycline medication if it is appropriate to do so.
Doxycycline - Side Effects
Doxycycline can cause side effects when used. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and a rash. Doxycycline can also increase the risk of getting sunburned and photosensitivity and can cause permanent staining of teeth in children. Doxycycline can also cause pill esophagitis and colitis and can interact with a variety of different foods, resulting in lower efficacy. Anyone with a hypersensitivity or allergy to doxycycline should not use the medication. All concerns and questions regarding doxycycline side effects should be discussed with one's pharmacist and provider before use.
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Last updated February 5, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.