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Vibramycin Intravenous

VIBRAMYCIN®
(doxycycline hyclate) for Injection

FOR INTRAVENOUS USE ONLY

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Vibramycin (doxycycline hyclate for injection) Intravenous is a broad-spectrum antibiotic synthetically derived from oxytetracycline, and is available as Vibramycin Hyclate (doxycycline hydrochloride hemiethanolate hemihydrate). The chemical designation of this light-yellow crystalline powder is alpha-6-deoxy-5-oxytetracycline. Doxycycline has a high degree of lipoid solubility and a low affinity for calcium binding. It is highly stable in normal human serum.

Vibramycin has the following structural formula:

What are the precautions when taking doxycycline hyclate (Vibramycin Intravenous)?

See also Side Effects section.

Before using doxycycline, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other tetracycline medication (e.g., minocycline, tetracycline); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, lupus.

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using doxycycline.

Children younger...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/4/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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