Which medications in the drug class Tetracyclines are used in the treatment of Breast Abscesses and Masses?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Andrew C Miller, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Doxycycline (Acticlate, Adoxa, Doryx, Morgidox, Vibramycin)

Outpatient or inpatient therapy

If beta-lactam hypersensitivity.

Doxycycline is a tetracycline. Inhibits protein synthesis and, thus, bacterial growth by binding to 30S and possibly 50S ribosomal subunits of susceptible bacteria; may block dissociation of peptidyl t­RNA from ribosomes, causing RNA-­dependent protein synthesis to arrest.

Caution: Pregnancy Category D and secreted in breast milk; do not use in pregnancy or if breastfeeding.

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