News tagged with doxycycline


Doxycycline INN ( /ˌdɒksɨˈsaɪkliːn/ doks-i-sy-kleen) is a member of the tetracycline antibiotics group, and is commonly used to treat a variety of infections. Doxycycline is a semisynthetic tetracycline invented and clinically developed in the early 1960s by Pfizer Inc.[citation needed] and marketed under the brand name Vibramycin.[citation needed] Vibramycin received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 1967,[citation needed] becoming Pfizer's first once-a-day, broad-spectrum antibiotic.[citation needed] Other brand names include Monodox, Microdox, Periostat, Vibra-Tabs, Oracea, Doryx, Vibrox, Adoxa, Doxyhexal, Doxylin, Doxoral,Doxy-1 and Atridox (topical doxycycline hyclate for periodontitis).

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