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Doryx vs generic Doxycycline Hyclate for Acne
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MaxPowerBE posted:
My doctor has prescribed Doryx 150mg for treatment of my recurring acne. It is very expensive and I do not have prescription coverage with my insurance. When I look online I have found a generic for Doxycycline Hyclate (which is the drug in Doryx), but yet it also says there is no generic for Doryx since it is a special delayed release tablet.

Why can't I just take the generic version of doxycycline hyclate instead of Doryx? Are there any other options?
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Susan Evans, MD responded:
Dear MaxPowerBE,

You might want to have a chat with your pharmacist regarding this question. Your pharmacist is an excellent resource when it comes to specific questions about drugs and their generic counterparts.

After you've discussed this with your pharmacist, then you can contact the prescribing doctor and see if a change can be made so that you can better afford your treatment.

Best,

Dr. Evans


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