Who should take Doryx?

People with specific types of bacterial infections can take Doryx to treat their condition. These include certain eye, respiratory, intestinal, and urinary tract infections; illnesses carried by ticks, fleas, and lice that cause fevers and other symptoms (such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease); and sexually transmitted diseases, among others. In some cases, your doctor may need to perform tests to determine whether your infection can be cured by Doryx.

Malaria is an infection carried by mosquitoes that causes fever, chills, and a flu-like illness. People who are traveling to areas where malaria is known to occur and to be resistant to other drugs can take Doryx to prevent this disease. However, it should only be used for short-term (less than four months) prevention. Combined with other medications, Doryx can also treat malaria.

Doryx may benefit people with moderate to severe acne and rosacea (a skin condition that causes facial flushing and blemishes). In order to achieve the best result, Doryx is used in conjunction with other therapies to treat these conditions.

Anthrax is a potentially fatal infection of the skin, gastrointestinal tract, or respiratory system. If you are exposed to anthrax, Doryx may be helpful in preventing or limiting the extent of this disease. It is also used to treat anthrax though severe cases usually require a related medication that is given by injection into a vein.

Finally, Doryx is an alternative treatment for people who cannot take penicillin due to allergies or other reactions.

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