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I am taking 50 mg twice a day for acne of doxycycline

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I am taking 50 mg twice a day for acne of doxycycline hyclate i'm concerned about taking an antibiotic every day will I be able to fight a major health problems if one arises. Also will this antibioic affect my natural bacteria in my gut
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.
are you healthy otherwise?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am very healthy weigh 147 I am 5'8 in height evercise 5 times a week eat very healthy do not eat any red meat. Have never had any major surgery or health problems in 63 years.

you have nothing to worry about here
No studies have shown that long term antibiotics like this pose any health risks
We do this all the time Inez.
You are safe.
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