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Doxycycline
 
IN BRIEF

An oral antibiotic.

 
DISCUSSION

Doxycycline (or related drugs such as tetracycline or minocycline) is sometimes prescribed for blepharitis or dry eye conditions associated with meibomian gland dysfunction. Doxycycline has various potential side effects (please see links below for further information) including GI reactions. Please discuss with your doctor.

To share your experience with doxycycline or read about others' experiences, visit the prescription drugs review forum in our community forums at Dry Eye Talk.

 
ILLUSTRATIONS

 
links and references

LINK: RxList.com on doxycycline

LINK: FDA Consumer Q&A page on doxycycline

LINK: Drugs.com on doxycycline

LINK: MedlinePlus on doxycycline

ARTICLE: CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals Initiates Clinical Study of Periostat in Patients with Meibomianitis (Press release, June 2002)

ARTICLE: Blepharitis diagnosis and management, Ophthalmic Hyperguide

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