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Can You Buy Doxycycline Online?

Doxycycline is a common antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It can also be effective in the prevention of malaria. This article will break down the uses and risks associated with doxycycline to help you understand if it may be right for you.

With PlushCare’s online healthcare platform, you may be able to get a prescription for the antibiotic and buy doxycycline online.

Can You Get Doxycycline Online?

Yes, antibiotics like doxycycline can be purchased online with a prescription from a doctor. If you suspect that you have a bacterial infection, schedule an appointment with a PlushCare physician today to discuss your options. Our doctors can prescribe medication like doxycycline, and have the prescription electronically sent to your local pharmacy.

It is important to note that there are many sites claiming to prescribe quality medication. Make sure you choose an online healthcare platform that is reputable, safe, and secure – especially before you give out any personal or medical information. There are many scams online that will take your money and provide you with fake medication that is potentially harmful.

PlushCare’s doctors have an average of 15 years of experience and can help you get the relief you need.  97% of conditions are treated on the first visit and if the doctor is not able to treat you, your appointment will be free. Schedule your online appointment today.

It’s best to come to your appointment prepared, read on to learn more about Doxycycline below.

What is Doxycycline?

Doxycycline is considered a tetracycline antibiotic, which functions by halting the growth and spread of bacteria throughout the body. Like any antibiotic, this medication can only be used for treatment of bacterial infections. It is ineffective against viral infections because it will not attack a virus.

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Some common conditions that doxycycline is known to treat are:

As mentioned above, doxycycline is also prescribed to prevent malaria. In this case, it should be taken a few days before travel to malarious areas, daily during potential exposure time, and then for four weeks after leaving the malarious area.

Like most antibiotics, it is recommended to take doxycycline with food, at around the same time each day, until the regimen is complete. Your doctor can give you more details on how and when you should take the medication.

Who Should Take Doxycycline?

Doxycycline is safe for most people who need an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection. It is advised to avoid doxycycline if you are pregnant, as it can harm an unborn baby. Although allergies to antibiotics are rare, this is also a consideration before taking this medication. Talk to a doctor to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for doxycycline.

What are the Risks of Taking Doxycycline?

The side effects associated with taking doxycycline are typically very mild. Because antibiotics attack bacteria, they can also kill good, healthy bacteria that live in your body. Most side effects are associated with gastrointestinal discomfort, since the balance of bacteria in your gut may be altered while taking doxycycline.

These common symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Enhanced sensitivity to sunlight

If these symptoms or other symptoms persist, you should contact a doctor.

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