Treats bacterial infections. Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is good for treating many bacterial infections. It is also available as generic. However, it can make birth control pills less effective. You also have to protect yourself against sunburn. Kills bacteria. Penicillin Vk (Penicillin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. You may need to use another form of birth control along with your birth control pills. It's also best taken on an empty stomach but it can cause an upset stomach. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.27 Doxycycline
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The Penicillin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Penicillin side effects » How it works Doxycycline Penicillin Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Penicillin Vk (Penicillin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering. Type of medication Doxycycline Penicillin Prescription only Prescription only Available as Doxycycline Penicillin Pill Delayed release capsule Liquid Used for Doxycycline Penicillin Risk factors for serious side effects Doxycycline Penicillin › Age 8 years or younger › Using oral birth control pills › Long antibiotic treatment period › Women of childbearing age Detailed Vibramycin (doxycycline) risks & warnings » › Prior severe allergic reaction to Penicillin Vk (Penicillin) Detailed Penicillin Vk (penicillin) risks & warnings »
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.
Upsides and benefits Doxycycline Penicillin › Available in generic. › Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension. › Used to treat many types of bacterial infections. › Less resistance seen in bacteria to this antibiotic. Your doctor may run tests to see which antibiotics will kill the bacteria causing your infection. › Available in generic. › Available in different forms: tablet, capsule and suspension. › Used to treat many types of bacterial infections. Downsides and risks Doxycycline Penicillin › Can't be used in pregnant women and children under 8 years old. › Makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. › Has to be taken with plenty of water and food and you have to stay upright for 30 minutes afterwards to avoid stomach irritation. › Can make birth control less effective. › Can cause diarrhea. › Many bacteria have developed resistance. Your doctor may run tests to see if Penicillin will work on your infection. › Can make birth control pills less effective. › Best taken on an empty stomach, but can cause stomach upset and diarrhea. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Doxycycline Penicillin › Take the medication exactly how your doctor tells you to. › If you're using birth control pills, this medication can make them less effective. › Wear sunblock if you have to go out into the sun since your skin can become more sensitive to sunburn. › Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. › Space out any vitamins by at least two hours. › Take with plenty of food and liquids. › Don't take any medications with bismuth (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate) while taking this medication. › Don't lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication. › Take this medication exactly how your doctor tells you to. › If you're taking birth control pills, this medication can make them less effective. › Try to take it on an empty stomach. If this gives you an upset stomach, take it with food. › Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. Learn more More about Doxycycline Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Penicillin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert