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Vibramycin (Doxycycline) – 50mg Capsules

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Capsules

Chemical Name: DOXYCYCLINE (dox-i-SYE-kleen)

Common uses

This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.
This medicine is not effective treating infections caused by viruses.

Before using

Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM
YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that
you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking acitretin,
isotretinoin, methoxyflurane, or have had a recent typhoid vaccine. ADDITIONAL
MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking vitamins,
minerals, antacids (such as magnesium, aluminum, calcium, or iron), warfarin,
carbamazepine, phenytoin, bismuth subsalicylate, methotrexate, birth control,
penicillin, or urinary alkalinizers (sodium bicarbonate). DO NOT START OR STOP
any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any
other medical conditions, including blood disorders, allergies, pregnancy, or
breast-feeding. Use of this medicine in children under age 8 is not recommended.
Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of giving this medicine to your
child. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns
about taking this medicine.

Directions

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS
MEDICINE MAY BE TAKEN WITH FOOD if it upsets your stomach. TAKE THIS MEDICINE
with a full glass (8 oz./240 ml) of water. DO NOT LIE DOWN for 30 minutes after
taking this medicine. DO NOT TAKE ANTACIDS CONTAINING aluminum, magnesium,
calcium or iron containing products within 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking
this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and
light. TO CLEAR UP YOUR INFECTION COMPLETELY, continue taking this medicine for
the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days. Do not miss
any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If
it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your
regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Cautions

DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it, or are
allergic to any ingredient in this product, or to any tetracycline antibiotic.
IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL DAYS for this medicine to work. DO NOT STOP USING THIS
MEDICINE without first checking with your doctor. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED
DOSE or take this medicine for longer than prescribed without checking with your
doctor. Laboratory and/or medical tests, including liver function, kidney
function, or blood count may be performed to monitor your progress or to check
for side effects. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are
taking this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY AFFECT CERTAIN LAB TEST RESULTS. Make
sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this medicine. BEFORE
YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the
doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. THE USE OF MEDICINES OF the
tetracycline class (such as doxycycline) may cause permanent discoloration of
the teeth (yellow, gray, or brown) during tooth development. IF YOU EXPERIENCE
difficulty breathing; tightness of chest; swelling of eyelids, face, or lips; or
if you develop a rash or hives, tell your doctor immediately. Do not take any
more of this medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so. THIS MEDICINE MAY
CAUSE increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun, sunlamps, or
tanning booths until you know how you react to this medicine. Use a sunscreen or
protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period. IF MODERATE
TO SEVERE DIARRHEA OCCURS during or after treatment with this medicine, check
with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not treat it with non-prescription
(over-the-counter) medicines. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either
prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR
WOMEN TAKING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS, this medicine may decrease the effectiveness
of your birth control pill. To prevent pregnancy, use an additional form of
birth control. FOR WOMEN: THIS MEDICINE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO CAUSE HARM to the
human fetus. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the
benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS
EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.

Possible side
effects

SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea, or loss of appetite. If they continue or are bothersome, check with
your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience weight
loss, unusual bleeding or bruising, severe skin reaction to the sun or
artificial light, vaginal irritation or discharge, headache, or blurred vision.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience swelling of your hands, legs,
face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty swallowing or breathing;
hoarseness; fever; chest pain; or sore tongue. An allergic reaction to this
medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include hives, rash, itching, swelling, severe
dizziness, severe bruising or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not
listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from
doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines
interact with each other. Check drug interactions

If you take too
much

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately.

Additional
information

DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT
USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the
reach of children.
 

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