Vibramycin

Last updated on RxList: 12/11/2018
Vibramycin Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 12/11/2018

Vibramycin Oral (doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others. It is also used to treat blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. Vibramycin Oral is available in generic form. Common side effects of Vibramycin Oral include:

The usual adult dose of Vibramycin Oral is 200 mg on the first day of treatment (administered 100 mg every 12 hours) followed by a maintenance dose of 100 mg/day. Vibramycin Oral may interact with cholesterol-lowering medications, isotretinoin, tretinoin, antacids, products containing bismuth subsalicylate, minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, over-the-counter vitamin and mineral supplements, blood thinners, or penicillin antibiotics. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Vibramycin Oral is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm a fetus. Consult your doctor about birth control while taking this medication. This drug passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Vibramycin Oral (doxycycline) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).

Seek medical treatment if you have a serious drug reaction that can affect many parts of your body. Symptoms may include: skin rash, fever, swollen glands, flu-like symptoms, muscle aches, severe weakness, unusual bruising, or yellowing of your skin or eyes. This reaction may occur several weeks after you began using doxycycline.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • throat irritation, trouble swallowing;
  • chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath;
  • little or no urination;
  • low white blood cell counts--fever, chills, swollen glands, body aches, weakness, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
  • increased pressure inside the skull--severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes; or
  • signs of liver or pancreas problems--loss of appetite, upper stomach pain (that may spread to your back), tiredness, nausea or vomiting, fast heart rate, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, loss of appetite;
  • mild diarrhea;
  • skin rash or itching;
  • darkened skin color; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Vibramycin (Doxycycline Calcium Oral)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Gastrointestinal: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, glossitis, dysphagia, enterocolitis, inflammatory lesions (with monilial overgrowth) in the anogenital region, and pancreatitis. Hepatotoxicity has been reported rarely. These reactions have been caused by both the oral and parenteral administration of tetracyclines. Superficial discoloration of the adult permanent dentition, reversible upon drug discontinuation and professional dental cleaning has been reported. Permanent tooth discoloration and enamel hypoplasia may occur with drugs of the tetracycline class when used during tooth development. (See WARNINGS)

Skin: maculopapular and erythematous rashes. Exfoliative dermatitis has been reported but is uncommon. Photosensitivity is discussed above. (See WARNINGS)

Renal toxicity: Rise in BUN has been reported and is apparently dose related. (See WARNINGS)

Immune: Hypersensitivity reactions including urticaria, angioneurotic edema, anaphylaxis, anaphylactoid purpura, pericarditis, exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus, and drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS).

Other: Bulging fontanels in infants and intracranial hypertension in adults. (See WARNINGS)

Blood: Hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and eosinophilia have been reported.

When given over prolonged periods, tetracyclines have been reported to produce brown-black microscopic discoloration of thyroid glands. No abnormalities of thyroid function studies are known to occur.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Vibramycin (Doxycycline Calcium Oral)

© Vibramycin Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Vibramycin Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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