Doxycycline is a prescription medication usedto treat certain bacterial infections and to prevent malaria infections. Doxycyclineis in a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by preventing the growthand spread of bacteria and the parasite that causes malaria. This medication comes in tablet,capsule, and oral suspension forms, and is typically taken once or twice a day. The tabletsand capsules should be taken with a glass of water, with or without food. However, takingdoxycycline with milk or food may decrease the amount of medication absorbed from yourstomach. Doxycycline also comes as a gel to be administered by a dentist in a setting.This medication is also available in an injectable
form to be given by a healthcare rofessional.Common side effects include nausea, sunlight sensitivity, and rash. Take this medicationonly as directed. For more information, download the RxWixi mobile app.