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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Doxycycline (doxycycline systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: miscellaneous antimalarials, tetracyclines and is used to treat Acne, Actinomycosis, Amebiasis, Anthrax, Anthrax Prophylaxis, Bacterial Infection, Bartonellosis, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Brucellosis, Bullous Pemphigoid, Cervicitis, Chancroid, Chlamydia Infection, Cholera, Cutaneous Bacillus anthracis, Ehrlichiosis, Enterocolitis, Epididymitis - Sexually Transmitted, Gastroenteritis, Gonococcal Infection - Uncomplicated, Granuloma Inguinale, Inclusion Conjunctivitis, Lyme Disease, Lyme Disease - Arthritis, Lyme Disease - Carditis, Lyme Disease - Erythema Chronicum Migrans, Lyme Disease - Neurologic, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Malaria, Malaria Prevention, Melioidosis, Mycoplasma Pneumonia, Nongonococcal Urethritis, Ocular Rosacea, Ornithosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Pemphigoid, Pemphigus, Periodontitis, Plague, Pleural Effusion, Pneumonia, Proctitis, Prostatitis, Psittacosis, Q Fever, Rabbit Fever, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rickettsial Infection, Rosacea, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection, STD Prophylaxis, Syphilis - Early, Syphilis - Latent, Tertiary Syphilis, Trachoma, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and Urinary Tract Infection.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Tetracycline

Chemical Name

4-(dimetylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,5,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-6-metyl-1,11-dioxo-2-naphtacenecarboxamide (WHO)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Doxiciclina (OS: DCIT)
  • Doxycycline (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • GS 3065 (IS)
  • PT 122 M (IS)
  • Doxycycline (PH: USP 41)
  • Doxycycline hydrochloride and Calcium chloride, complex (IS)
  • Doxycycline Calcium (PH: USP 41)
  • Doxycyline Hyclate (OS: BANM)
  • Doxycycline monohydrochloride hemiethanolate hemihydrate (IS)
  • Doxycycline (hyclate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Doxycycline Hyclate (PH: BP 2018, USP 41)
  • Doxycycline hyclate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Doxycyclinhyclat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Doxycyclini hyclas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Doxycycline (OS: USAN)
  • Doxycyclin (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Doxycyclin monohydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Doxycycline Monohydrate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Doxycyclinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Doxycyclinum monohydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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