4.3/ 7 average rating with 112 reviewsfordoxycycline

Vibramycin
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(doxycycline)

Vibramycin (doxycycline)

Prescription only

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

Prescription only
1 of 8 alternatives
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.

Treats bacterial infections.

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) is first-choice antibiotic for most common types of infections. However, it may not work against more serious or uncommon types of infections.

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.
  • Available as generic product.
  • Available in tablet, capsule, and liquid forms.
  • Used to treat most common types of bacterial infections.
  • Side effects are generally not too bad compared to other antibiotics.
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.
  • Many bacteria have developed resistance to this antibiotic.
  • Can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Birth control pills may not work as well to prevent pregnancy when taking this medication.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Delayed release pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
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Reviews
112 
49%
think this treatment is worth it
36%
think this treatment works well
24%
think this treatment is a hassle

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1034 
68%
think this treatment is worth it
52%
think this treatment works well
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Side effects
The Vibramycin (doxycycline) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
3possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    15%
  • Vaginal yeast infection
    3%
  • Nausea
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Color changes in teeth of young children and unborn babies

    Age 8 or younger

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Severe diarrhea

    Using Vibramycin (doxycycline) for a long period of time

  • Sunburn or rash

    Being in the sun for a long period of time

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Harm to fetus (unborn baby)

    Women who can potentially or want to become pregnant

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • Serious allergic reaction

    History of penicillin allergy

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Liver damage

    Existing liver problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Superinfection

    Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for a long time

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Rash

    Mononucleosis

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