Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is used to prevent and treat a vast range of bacterial infections, including the infections that cause acne. At the same time, this is also used to treat malaria. This medication is also known as a tetracycline antibiotic. This medication functions by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections, which means that itll not work on viral infections like colds, flu. Dont use this medicine unless its not needed, and if you do so, it might not work on future conditions.
This medicine works best if taken by mouth on an empty stomach and at least 1 hour or 2 hours after a meal. The doctor usually recommends 1 or 2 daily or as your doctor directs it. Take this medication with a full glass of water, only if your doctor recommends you. This medicine is not recommended to be taken with food or milk.
If your stomach is upset, then taking this medicine with food or milk might help. Make sure you take this medicine 2 or 3 times before taking any products that contain calcium, iron, aluminium, zinc, or bismuth subsalicylate.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and the response to your treatment. The dosage is based on your doctors recommendation.
This medication is based on weight.
Here are some side effects that you might experience when taking this medicine• Stomach upset
If any of these effects worsen or persist or worsen, consult your doctor immediately.
When not to use
This medicine is contraindicated in hypersensitive patients to drugs and to those who are allergic to tetracyclines.
Precautions• Before using this medicine, discuss your medical condition history with your doctor, especially if you have trouble swallowing, oesophagus problems (such as hiatal hernia or heartburn/ reflux.)
• This medicine passes into breast milk, so make sure you consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
• If you are pregnant, dont intake this medicine without discussing it with your doctor.
• This medicine will make you sensitive to the sun, so try to limit your time under the sun. Try to avoid sunlamps and tanning booths when using this medicine. Make sure you use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when you are outdoor. Consult your doctor immediately if you have any skin blisters/ redness.
• Consult your doctor if you are allergic to doxycycline or tetracycline or if you have any other allergies. These medicines contain inactive ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction.