Doxycycline 100mg capsules


Key Features:

  • Doxycycline 100mg is an oral antibiotic
  • Treats bacteria causing acne
  • suitable for moderate to severe acne
  • available on prescription from Click2Pharmacy

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Doxycycline 100mg - A view from our expert

Sakib Mohammed

Sakib Mohammed

Advance Pharmacist Prescriber

“There are many treatments out there for acne, some you apply directly to the skin, and others are taken orally. When acne is moderate to severe, some over the counter products just don’t cut it. In this case, you need a treatment that works from the inside. Doxycycline medication is one of the most popular antibiotic pills for acne that dermatologists have recommended.”

Doxycycline 100mg information

Key Facts:

Here’s the key information you need to know about Doxycycline, a medication used to treat moderate to severe acne

Medication NameDoxycycline 100mg
Active IngredientDoxycycline
Medication formCapsules
Used to treatModerate to Severe Acne
Available dosages50mg
Other names by which this medication is knownGeneric product – brands may vary
Common side effects
Feeling sick
Upset Stomach
Skin sensitive to sunlight
Who is this medication suitable forAdults
Children over 12 years
Do you need a prescription for it?Yes
How should it be used?One capsule a day for 8 to 12 weeks
Patient Information LeafletDoxycycline Patient Information Leaflet

How can I buy Doxycycline 100mg online? Usually, any prescription medication would require an appointment with the doctor, but at Click2Pharmacy, we have prescribing pharmacists. This means you can buy Doxycycline 100mg directly from us. All you need to do is fill out a consultation form, which our team will review. Once approved, your medication will be delivered to your door

The Benefits of Doxycycline:

  • Doxycycline pills for acne work from the inside
  • Can treat acne effectively when topical treatments have failed
  • Useful to treat larger areas of acne such as the back and chest

Is your acne out of control? Have you tried creams and ointments that don’t work? Doxycycline 100mg capsule may be the treatment for severe acne. Doxycycline acne treatment is prescription only and available to buy at Click2Pharmacy.

What is Doxycycline for acne?

Doxycycline for acne is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called tetracyclines. Doxycycline 100mg is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. If you have moderate to severe acne, you may have cysts and pustules that are infected. Some topical acne treatments may not be strong enough to deal with this type of acne. Doxycycline pills for acne are taken orally. You can now buy Doxycycline online from Click2Pharmacy.

Doxycycline tablet- what is it used for?

Doxycycline tablet comes in a capsule form and is used to treat bacterial infections such as chest and dental infections, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and can prevent malaria. Doxycycline medication is also effective against treating acne that shows signs of infection. Typical symptoms include red puss-filled bumps and large cysts that are inflamed. You can also use Doxycycline for rosacea. Other medicines can be used alongside Doxycycline pills for acne. Benzoyl peroxide topical products are recommended as a combination treatment that may be more effective than used alone. Doxycycline for acne is also useful when acne is widespread and can be used for areas such as the back and chest.

Who is Doxycycline antibiotic suitable for?

Doxycycline antibiotic can be taken by adults and children aged over 12 years.

How does Doxycycline capsule 100mg work?

Doxycycline capsule (100mg) is an antibiotic designed to treat the bacteria that causes acne. Doxycycline directly targets acne by lowering the levels of acne-causing bacteria. This action is achieved by stopping the protein synthesis of this bacteria. Another benefit of reducing the bacteria is that the inflammation on the skin is also reduced, meaning the skin appears less red. Using oral Doxycycline also drives down skin inflammation through its effects on the immune system.  

Alternatives to Doxycyline

If you experience side effects, you may wish to try an alternative to doxycycline. Lymecycline is similar oral antibiotic which has good effects on acne

For further information:

How to buy Doxycycline online

You can buy Doxycycline online from Click2Pharmacy. We off Doxycycline products as part of our prescription-based service. You will need to fill out a consultation form on our online clinic page, which is reviewed by one of our prescribing pharmacists. Once this is approved, it will delivered discretely to your door

How to use Doxycycline 100mg for acne

  • Doxycycline 100mg for acne is an oral capsule taken once daily
  • Take one capsule with a full glass of water
  • It is recommended not to lie down at least 30 minutes after to reduce the chance of heartburn.
  • You should use Doxycycline for at least 6 to 8 weeks.


Doxycycline acne treatment ingredients

Active ingredient: doxycycline hyclate.

Other ingredients: sucrose, maize starch, crospovidone, Basic Butylated Methacrylate Copolymer (Eudragit E100) and Purified Talc.

The capsule shell contains gelatine.

What are the side effects of Doxycycline 100mg tablet?

As with any medicine, Doxycycline 100mg tablet has side effects, but you may not get them. Common side effects can include:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Headaches
  • Feeling of pressure in the skull
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Low blood pressure

You must stop using oral Doxycycline and get emergency medical help if the following occurs

  • A ringing noise (tinnitus in the ears)
  • Severe skin reaction
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • Swollen lymph nodes with a fever or skin rash

Please read the patient information leaflet (PIL) for a complete list of side effects.

For external use only

Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children


There may be medicines that you cannot take with Doxycycline 100mg capsule. At Click2pharmacy, our prescribing pharmacist can check your suitability to take this medicine.

Due to the risks of photosensitivity, it is recommended to avoid exposure to direct sunlight and ultraviolet light during Doxycycline acne treatment, which should be discontinued if any reaction occurs.

Can Doxycycline 100mg tablet be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Doxycycline 100mg tablet is NOT recommended to be taken whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.

Is Doxycycline for pimples recommended?

Oral Doxycycline is recommended for moderate to severe acne. If you only have pimples and blackheads, Doxycycline may not be the right treatment for you.

If I miss a dose of Doxycycline antibiotic, can I double up on the next one?

If you miss a dose, you cannot double up on Doxycycline antibiotic. Just either take a dose as close to the missed one as possible, or at the regular time.

What about using Doxycycline for cystic acne?

You can use Doxycycline for cystic acne, the most severe form of acne. In cystic acne, the cysts can go deep into the skin and can be filled with pus. This means the infection can be widespread and hard to treat.

Can you use Doxycycline for skin infection?

Yes, you can use Doxycycline for skin infection as it is designed to treat bacterial infections. In addition, Doxycycline can be used to treat other types of skin conditions other than acne.

Does Doxycycline medication have side effects?

Like all medicine, Doxycycline 100mg can have side effects. One of the most common side effects is heartburn. It is recommended not to lie down straight after taking the medication.

Can I use Doxycycline for hormonal acne?

Hormonal acne is often treated with oral contraceptives. In some cases, Doxycycline 100mg tablet can be added alongside birth control medication. The doxycycline antibiotic reduces the bacteria on the skin, whilst the contraceptive pill decreases the oils produced by the skin. This antibiotic/contraceptive combination should be reviewed by a health care professional before commencing.


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