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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Recent Examples on the Web There are dozens of studies ongoing with hydroxychloroquine, more than for any other potential Covid-19 treatment, including studies that combine it with antibiotics such as azithromycin or doxycycline. Matthew Herper, STAT, "Study: Hydroxychloroquine had no benefit for hospitalized Covid-19 patients, possibly closing door to use of drug," 5 June 2020 State attorneys general originally filed a civil lawsuit in 2016 against six companies, accusing them of conspiring to manipulate prices for doxycycline hyclate, an antibiotic, and glyburide, used in the treatment of diabetes. WSJ, "Novartis Unit to Pay $195 Million in Generic-Drug Price-Fixing Case," 3 Mar. 2020 At particular risk of running short is the U.S. supply of antibiotics such as amoxicillin, doxycycline, penicillin and other key drugs, with experts noting that 90% of their core components are sourced in China. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "How coronavirus in China could cause drug shortages in America," 25 Feb. 2020 According to the Mayo Clinic, oral antibiotics are the standard treatment for early-stage Lyme disease and include doxycycline, amoxicillin or cefuroxime, depending on age and health condition. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Justin Bieber’s Lyme disease diagnosis: What are symptoms, treatments?," 9 Jan. 2020 While there isn’t a definitive treatment regimen for this condition, the antibiotic doxycycline has been shown to help patients who have it, the CDC says. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "8 Tick-Borne Illnesses That Aren’t Lyme Disease," 26 July 2019 Some antibiotics, such as minocycline and doxycycline, can treat prurigo pigmentosa. Samantha Lauriello,, "Keto Rash Is the Latest Side Effect of the Low-Carb Diet—Here's How to Treat It," 29 July 2019 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

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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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25 Jun 2020

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“Doxycycline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of doxycycline

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

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