What is Periostat?
Doxycycline (IPA: ) is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of infections. It is in the tetracycline antibiotic class.
Under the brand name Vibramycin, Pfizer's doxycycline product received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in 1967. Other brand names include Monodox, Microdox, Periostat, Vibra-Tabs, Oracea, Doryx, Vibrox, Adoxa, Doxyhexal, Doxylin, Doxoral, Doxy-1 and Atridox (topical doxycycline hyclate for periodontitis) It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.