Doxycycline is an oral antibiotic that treats acne by fighting bacteria in the body. It can also be used to treat blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea.
Directions for use
Take doxycycline on a full stomach, twice a day for two weeks.
Do not take doxycycline if you:
- are allergic to doxycycline or any tetracycline antibiotic, such as demeclocycline, minocycline, tetracycline, or tigecycline.
Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Tell your doctor if you:
- have ever had liver disease, kidney disease, asthma or sulfite allergy, or increased pressure inside your skull.
- take isotretinoin, seizure medicine, or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
Doxycycline can make birth control pills less effective. While taking doxycycline, please use an additional method of contraception, such as condoms.