Vibramycin

(doxycycline)

3.2/ 5 average rating with 112 reviewsfordoxycycline
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Treats bacterial infections.

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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.

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Quick facts about doxycycline
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (doxycycline)

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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Vibramycin (doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It treats bacterial infections by preventing bacteria from reproducing and repairing themselves in the body.

Quick facts about doxycycline
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (doxycycline)

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  • Pill
  • Delayed release pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Vibramycin (doxycycline) for Bacterial infection

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  • Possible side effects
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Photosensitivity
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Risks and Warnings for Vibramycin (doxycycline)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Age 8 or younger
    • Women in their last half of pregnancy
    • Infants

    Vibramycin (doxycycline) can cause permanent color changes in the teeth of a fetus (unborn baby) and in children age 8 or younger. Usually, it can turn teeth into a yellow, gray, or brown color. Pregnant women and infants shouldn't take Vibramycin (doxycycline) unless no other alternative treatments are available.

Common concerns from people taking Vibramycin (doxycycline)

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Food
  • Vibramycin (doxycycline) is ideally taken without food. However, if you experience stomach upset and acid reflux, you can prevent this by taking Vibramycin (doxycycline) with some food and plenty of fluids.
Kidneys and liver
  • Vibramycin (doxycycline) is safe for people age 65 or older and those who have kidney problems.