doxy·​cy·​cline | \ ˌdäk-sə-ˈsī-ˌklēn How to pronounce doxycycline (audio) \

Definition of doxycycline

: a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic C22H24N2O8 used orally to treat various bacterial infections

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The Missouri patient was treated with doxycycline for four weeks, and his symptoms resolved. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Man's painful bacterial infection linked to pet cat," 12 Sep. 2018 And the other standard antibiotic for these issues, doxycycline, doesn’t work for everyone either. Claire Gillespie, SELF, "The FDA Just Approved the First Test for Mycoplasma Genitalium, a Commonly Misdiagnosed STI," 1 Feb. 2019 Some infections like Babesia can’t be treated with doxycycline and need to be treated with a parasite medicine. Cathy Cassata, Fox News, "This family learned tick bites can transmit more than Lyme disease," 23 June 2018 If a tick is in place longer than 36 hours, then a single, 200-mg dose of doxycycline usually prevents Lyme disease when given within 72 hours after the tick bite occurs. Andrea K. Mcdaniels,, "Ask the expert: With Lyme disease on the rise, here's how you can protect yourself," 3 July 2018 Antibiotics commonly used for oral treatment include doxycycline, amoxicillin, or cefuroxime axetil. Kara Driscoll, ajc, "Lyme disease: 7 questions answered about tick-borne infections," 7 May 2018 According to the Mayo Clinic, a potential side effect of doxycycline is intracranial hypertension. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Teen Claims Acne Medication Doxycycline Left Her "Nearly Blind"," 30 Mar. 2018 If that doesn't work: Treat inflammation from the inside out with a course of oral antibiotics (like doxycycline or minocycline). Kelsey Castañon, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Acne — and How to Get Rid of It," 14 Dec. 2017 In the past, most antibiotic-resistant strains gonorrhea could be still be treated by using a combination of the drugs ceftriaxone and oral azithromycin or doxycycline. Suzannah Weiss, Glamour, "What You Need to Know About the Antibiotic-Resistant Strains of Gonorrhea Going Around," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of doxycycline

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doxycycline

deoxy- + tetracycline

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doxy·​cy·​cline | \ ˌdäk-sə-ˈsī-ˌklēn How to pronounce doxycycline (audio) \

Medical Definition of doxycycline

: a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic C22H24N2O8 used orally to treat various bacterial infections

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