DoxycyclineAn oral antibiotic with powerful anti-inflammatory effects.DoxycyclineOral MedicationTrueWomen who are pregnant should not use this medication.tablettetracycline antibioticsPrescription20, 50, 100mg

A randomized, phase 2, dose-ranging study in the treatment of moderate to severe inflammatory facial acne vulgaris with doxycycline calcium.

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

Doxycycline shows a dose-dependent response for reducing inflammatory lesions in subjects with moderate to severe inflammatory acne.

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Comparative analysis of adverse drug reactions to tetracyclines: results of a French national survey and review of the literature.

British Journal of Dermatology

Doxycycline is as effective as minocycline for the treatment of acne with less serious adverse effects.

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Doxycycline versus minocycline in the treatment of acne vulgaris: A double-blind study.

Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Both doxycycline and minocycline significantly reduced acne when taken over 12 weeks and were found to be equally effective.

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A comparison of doxycycline and minocycline in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Doxycycline 50mg taken once daily was as effective as minocycline 50mg taken twice daily for the treatment of acne.

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A combination benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical gel compared with benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin phosphate, and vehicle in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

British Journal of Dermatology

Doxycycline 100mg daily caused a significant reduction of acne when taken over 12 weeks.

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IngredientsDoxycycline

Doxy

Oral Medication

C22H24N2O8

Oral medication icon clear backgroundBlack, pill shaped outline with white background.

TARGETS:

Inflammation IconBlack like with a bump in the middle and a copy of that bump offset above the line.

Inflammation

AcneVarious circles filled in black and white used to represent a digital version of hormonal acne.

Acne-causing bacteria

BENEFITS:

Improves moderate-to-severe acne and rosacea

Reduces acne located on the chest and back

Helps get active acne under control while topical treatments kick in

2013

A randomized, phase 2, dose-ranging study in the treatment of moderate to severe inflammatory facial acne vulgaris with doxycycline calcium.

...

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

2012

Comparative analysis of adverse drug reactions to tetracyclines: results of a French national survey and review of the literature.

...

British Journal of Dermatology

1989

Doxycycline versus minocycline in the treatment of acne vulgaris: A double-blind study.

...

Journal of Dermatological Treatment

1988

A comparison of doxycycline and minocycline in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

...

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

1969

A combination benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical gel compared with benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin phosphate, and vehicle in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

...

British Journal of Dermatology

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SIDE EFFECTS


The most common side effects of doxycycline are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. This medication will make you more sensitive to the sun. Doxycycline can become lodged in the esophagus if not taken with sufficient water where it can cause esophagitis and ulceration. Allergic reaction to this medication is rare. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching/swelling (especially of face/tongue/throat), dizziness and trouble breathing. Women who are pregnant should not use this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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