If you’re looking for a drug that treats severe acne or certain infections or that prevents malaria, you may want to learn more about doxycycline.

Doxycycline is a generic prescription drug that’s used to:

  • treat severe acne in adults and children
  • treat certain types of infections in adults and certain children
  • prevent malaria in adults and certain children

Doxycycline comes in several brand-name versions: Vibramycin, Doryx, Doryx MPC, Oracea, Acticlate, Atridox, Doxy 100, and Doxy 200.

Doxycycline belongs to a group of drugs called tetracyclines. It’s available as a tablet, capsule, or gel. It’s also available as a solution that’s given by injection or a suspension (a liquid mixture) that’s taken by mouth.

Keep reading for details on doxycycline and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.

Note: For more details on doxycycline, see this in-depth article.

The price you pay for doxycycline can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use. If you’re using an injectable form of doxycycline, the cost may also depend on how much you have to pay for an office visit to receive the drug.

To find out how much you’ll pay for doxycycline, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about doxycycline and cost.

Does the cost of doxycycline vary depending on the strength or form I use?

Yes, the cost of doxycycline can depend on the strength or form of the drug you use. Doxycycline is available as a tablet, capsule, or gel. It’s also available as a solution that’s given by injection or a suspension (a liquid mixture) that’s taken by mouth.

Each form of the drug may have a different cost. Each strength may vary in cost as well.

The table below lists the available forms and strengths of doxycycline:

GenericBrand nameFormStrength
Doxycycline monohydrateVibramycinSuspension25 milligrams per 5 milliliters (mg/mL)
Doxycycline calciumVibramycinSuspension50 mg/5 mL
Doxycycline hyclateVibramycinCapsule100 mg
Doxycycline hyclateNoneTablet100 mg
Doxycycline hyclate delayed releaseDoryx, Doryx MPCTablet50 mg, 75 mg, 80 mg, 100 mg, 120 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Anhydrous doxycyclineOraceaCapsule40 mg
Doxycycline hyclateActiclateTablet75 mg, 150 mg
Doxycycline hyclate kitAtridoxGel50 mg
Doxycycline hyclateDoxy 100Solution given by injection100 mg
Doxycycline hyclateDoxy 200Solution given by injection200 mg
Doxycycline hyclateNoneCapsule20 mg, 50 mg
DoxycyclineNoneTablet20 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
DoxycyclineNoneCapsule50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg

Keep in mind that certain strengths and forms may only be available as a generic or as a brand-name product. If you have questions about how much a specific form or strength of doxycycline may cost, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

What does doxycycline cost without insurance?

Doxycycline’s cost without insurance depends on the form and strength you use. If you have concerns about paying for doxycycline, see the “Can I get help paying for doxycycline?” section below for resources.

You can also find out how much doxycycline may cost without insurance by talking with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you an estimate of what you may pay for doxycycline based on the form and strength you use.

Doxycycline is a generic drug. It’s also available in several brand-name versions. These include:

  • Vibramycin
  • Doryx
  • Doryx MPC
  • Oracea
  • Acticlate
  • Atridox
  • Doxy 100
  • Doxy 200

A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be just as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

To find out how the costs of doxycycline and the brand-name versions compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If your doctor has prescribed doxycycline and you’re interested in using a brand-name form of the drug instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. In addition, you’ll need to check with your insurance provider. This is because it may only cover one drug or the other.

If you need help covering the cost of doxycycline or understanding your insurance, check out these websites:

On these sites, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.

If you have questions about how you can pay for doxycycline, you may also want to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you still have questions about the cost of doxycycline, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’ll pay for doxycycline.

Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:

  • Will my dosage of doxycycline affect the cost of the medication?
  • Can my dosage be changed based on which form of doxycycline I can afford?
  • Are there other medications to treat my condition that may cost less?
  • What should I do if I can’t afford my medication?

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