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Doryx® (doxycycline hyclate delayed release) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat and prevent a number of different conditions. Healthcare providers will often prescribe it for acne treatment.
This medication may be helpful for people with severe acne. It is thought to help control acne by curbing the growth of bacteria and reducing inflammation. Doryx is usually better tolerated (usually with a lower risk of dangerous side effects) compared to minocycline (Minocin®), a similar antibiotic sometimes prescribed for acne treatment.
Doryx tablets are unique in that they contain "enteric coated" pellets of doxycycline. This coating prevents the medication from dissolving in the stomach, where it might cause stomach upset. Instead, the medication dissolves in the small intestine, where it is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.
(Click Doryx Uses for more information on treating acne with Doryx, to learn about other uses for this medication, and to find out whether this antibiotic is approved for use in children.)
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