How does Doxycycline treat chlamydia?
Antibiotics work against bacteria. For their own survival and reproduction, bacteria need to produce certain proteins. Doxycycline works by entering the bacteria cells and blocking the production of these proteins.
When taken correctly, Doxycycline is effective at fighting bacterial infections like Chlamydia in 95% of cases. To make sure that you take it correctly, it’s important to complete the treatment by taking every single dose on time as prescribed.
In order to successfully treat chlamydia, doxycycline must be taken twice a day for 7 days. The capsules must be swallowed with water in the morning and in the evening, and can be taken with or without food.
Although Doxycycline is effective at fighting off existing bacterial infections in your body, it does not protect you from getting them again. That’s why it’s recommended that you avoid vaginal, oral, and anal sex, even with a condom, while you’re undergoing treatment. The same is true for your partner. This makes sure that you don’t catch it again while you’re recovering, and that you don’t spread it to anyone else.