Doxycycline injection is used to
treat or prevent bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other
respiratory tract infections. It is also used to treat certain skin, genital,
intestine, and urinary system infections. Doxycycline injection may be used to
treat or prevent anthrax (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as
part of a bioterror attack) in people who may have been exposed to anthrax in
the air. Doxycycline injection is in a class of medications called tetracycline
antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections.
Doxycycline injection comes as a
powder to be mixed with liquid to be injected intravenously (into a vein). It
is usually given every 12 or 24 hours over a period of 1 to 4 hours. The length
of your treatment depends on the type of infection you have and how your body
responds to the medication.
such as doxycycline injection will not work for colds, flu, or other viral
infections. Taking or using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your
risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.