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6-deoxy-5-beta-hydroxytetracycline
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Description

Doxycycline is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections, skin infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and urinary tract infections. It is also used to prevent malaria. Common side effects of doxycycline include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headache. Other side effects may include skin rash, itching, and hives.

Brand names associated with doxycycline include:
  ▸  Adoxa
  ▸  Acticlate
  ▸  Alodox
  ▸  Doryx
  ▸  Monodox
  ▸  Oracea
  ▸  Periostat
  ▸  Vibramycin
  ▸  Vibra-Tabs

Overdose effects of doxycycline may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. In more serious cases, an overdose can cause liver damage, kidney failure, and even death.

Synonyms
  • dossiciclina
  • doxycycline
  • doxycyclini
Classifications
  • anti-infective
  • antibacterial
  • antibiotic
  • tetracycline

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