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Is doxycycline safe for an 8yr old?

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Stephen Treloar 17 Sep 2015

You will have to talk to the doctor about this. I'd err on the side of caution.

From the good guys here: https://www.drugs.com/pro/doxy-100.html

"Warnings

THE USE OF DRUGS OF THE TETRACYCLINE CLASS DURING TOOTH DEVELOPMENT (LAST HALF OF PREGNANCY, INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD TO THE AGE OF 8 YEARS) MAY CAUSE PERMANENT DISCOLORATION OF THE TEETH (YELLOW-GRAY-BROWN). This adverse reaction is more common during long-term use of the drugs but has been observed following repeated short-term courses."

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