Clinical Pearl Wednesday #19

Don’t forget about Doxycycline!

Doxycycline is a great antibiotic. It has excellent absorption when taken PO. It is a safe choice for people with renal impairment and those on dialysis. It has few drug interactions and side effects.

It provides great coverage for typical and atypical infections. It works as a fantastic agent for community-acquired pneumonia, sinusitis, and cellulitis if MRSA is suspected.

It is usually cheap too!

Remember to recommend that patients take it with food and avoid prolonged sun exposure!

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