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Doryx Tablets

Doryx® (doxycycline hyclate delayed release) is a prescription medicine used for treating and preventing certain types of infections, such as anthrax infections and bacterial infections. It comes in tablet form and is available in three different strengths.
 
The tablets are generally taken once a day. It is important to take this drug with plenty of fluids while in an upright position (in order to prevent the medication from irritating the throat). Do not chew or crush the tablets, as this may destroy the delayed-release mechanism of the medicine. A tablet can be carefully broken up, though, and the contents of the tablet (the pellets) may be sprinkled on a spoonful of applesauce.
 
Doryx belongs to a class of drugs called tetracyclines. It decreases bacteria's ability to make protein, which bacteria need to live. This activity does not directly kill the bacteria, but it does inhibit their growth and multiplication, which gives the immune system a chance to fight the infection.
 
(Click Doryx for more information on when and how to take the tablets, to learn more about Doryx's specific uses, and to find out what side effects may occur with this antibiotic.)
 
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