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Doryx Uses

Doryx is licensed to treat and prevent various types of infections. The antibiotic is specifically approved to treat and prevent anthrax infections, treat bacterial infections, prevent malaria, and treat severe acne. Healthcare providers may also occasionally recommend off-label uses of Doryx, such as for treating infections that are resistant to another antibiotic known as vancomycin.

What Is Doryx Used For?

Doryx® (doxycycline hyclate delayed release) is a prescription antibiotic. It is approved for the treatment and/or prevention of a number of different infections. Some of the approved uses of Doryx include:
 
  • Treatment of various bacterial infections, including some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Prevention of malaria
  • Treatment of severe acne
  • Treatment and prevention of anthrax infections.
     

Bacterial Infections

Doryx can be used to treat various types of infections caused by bacteria. It is most commonly used to treat infections such as:
 
Doryx is also used to treat several uncommon bacterial infections. It also may be substituted in place of penicillin to treat common infections in people who are allergic to that particular drug.
 
Doryx is approved for treating the infections listed above only when they are caused by certain types of bacteria. Not all bacteria will respond to Doryx. In some situations, your healthcare provider may perform certain tests to see if your particular infection is susceptible or resistant to Doryx. In other situations, your healthcare provider may decide to try Doryx without such tests, especially for infections that are not severe.

Doryx Medication Information

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