Compare doxycycline vs. Cleocin Pediatric

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Treats bacterial infections.

Vibramycin (doxycycline) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight and make you more likely to get a sunburn or rash.

3.2/ 5 average rating with 112 reviewsfordoxycycline
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Upsides
  • Vibramycin (doxycycline) is a good alternative for some types of bacterial infections for people who are allergic to penicillin.
  • Available in generic.
  • Available as a liquid for those who have trouble swallowing.
  • Vibramycin (doxycycline) is safe for people age 65 or older and those who have kidney problems.
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Downsides
  • Vibramycin (doxycycline) makes your skin more sensitive to the sun.
  • Vibramycin (doxycycline) can make some birth control less effective, so you may have to use barrier methods (like condoms) while on it.
  • Vitamins, iron supplements, or antacids can't be taken at the same time as Vibramycin (doxycycline).
  • Vibramycin (doxycycline) can cause severe diarrhea that is usually watery and bloody, as late as up to 2 months after finishing the medicine.
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Used for
  • Bacterial infectious disease (Severe)
  • Susceptible infections due to anaerobic organisms
  • Staphylococci
  • Streptococci
  • Pneumococci Female genital infection Impetigo Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue (Severe) Infectious disease of abdomen Lower respiratory tract infection (Severe)
  • Empyema
  • Abscess
  • Pneumonitis Septicemia
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Delayed release pill
  • Liquid
  • Liquid
Price
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Reviews
112 reviews so far
49%
saidit'sworth it
36%
saiditworked well
24%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Vibramycin (doxycycline) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Cleocin Pediatric (Clindamycin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Color changes in teeth of young children and unborn babies
    • Age 8 or younger
    • Women in their last half of pregnancy
    • Infants
  • Severe diarrhea
    • Using Vibramycin (doxycycline) for a long period of time
  • Sunburn or rash
    • Being in the sun for a long period of time
    • Using tanning salons
  • Harm to fetus (unborn baby)
    • Women who can potentially or want to become pregnant
    • Pregnant women
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