What cures vibramycin

Vibramycin® tabs

Remember that this medicine has been prescribed by your doctor to treat your current illness. It must not be used for the treatment of other diseases or other people.

The antibiotic in vibramycin is not effective against all microorganisms that cause infectious diseases. The use of an incorrectly chosen or improperly dosed antibiotic can cause complications. Therefore, never use it on your own for the treatment of other illnesses or other people. If you get new infections later, you should not use Vibramycin without a new doctor's prescription.

If you are allergic to the active ingredient doxycycline, another ingredient in vibramycin, or any other tetracycline, you must not take vibramycin. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have ever had side effects to antibiotics or if you have not tolerated previous treatment with vibramycin well.

Hypersensitivity manifests itself e.g. through shortness of breath (asthma), circulatory problems, swelling of the skin (e.g. nettle rash) and the mucous membranes, itching or rashes.


If tetracyclines are taken during the second half of pregnancy, as a toddler or in children up to 8 years of age, it can lead to permanent yellow-gray-brown discoloration of the teeth or a deficient development of the tooth enamel.

Vibramycin may therefore only be taken by these patients on the express prescription of their doctor.

If you suffer from severe liver damage, you should only take vibramycin if your doctor has specifically prescribed it for you and you are under medical supervision.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you get a rash or itchiness.

If you redden your skin under direct UV or sunlight, you should stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately.

To reduce the risk of esophageal irritation or an esophageal ulcer, you should dissolve the Vibramycin tabs in approx. 50 ml of water and consume with plenty of liquid.

Slight digestive disorders are possible when taking Vibramycin. However, in the event of severe gastrointestinal disorders with vomiting and diarrhea, the preparation should be discontinued and your doctor should be notified immediately.

If diarrhea occurs, drugs that inhibit intestinal peristalsis (bowel movement) must not be taken.

Patients who use acid-binding drugs (antacids) or bismuth salts because of stomach complaints or patients who take iron-containing preparations should not take them at the same time as vibramycin, as these drugs have an unfavorable effect on the absorption of vibramycin (i.e. its absorption into the blood). This also applies to medicinal activated charcoal and medicines containing cholestyramine. Vibramycin should therefore be taken either 2 hours before or 4 hours after these preparations.

Antibiotic combinations: An additional antibiotic may only be taken together with vibramycin if the doctor has expressly prescribed this.

Tell your doctor if you are taking anticoagulants (medicines to thin the blood), oral antidiabetic medicines (medicines to lower blood sugar), medicines to reduce epilepsy, sleeping pills or oral contraceptives ("birth control pills").

If you are taking a contraceptive (“pill”), be aware that its effectiveness may be reduced during antibiotic therapy. Your doctor or pharmacist can therefore recommend further contraceptive measures.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you need to undergo anesthesia. Because if a certain anesthetic (methoxyflurane) is used at the same time, fatal kidney damage can occur.

You should not consume alcohol during treatment with vibramycin.

Simultaneous use of doxycycline and ciclosporin A can increase the toxic effect of the immunosuppressive agent (ciclosporin A).

Simultaneous use of theophylline and tetracyclines can increase the incidence of gastrointestinal side effects.

Shortly before, during or after isotretinoin treatment for acne, treatment with doxycycline should be avoided, as both drugs can in rare cases cause reversible increases in pressure in the cranial cavity.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you do urine sugar tests at home.

This medicine can impair your ability to react, drive and use machines or tools.

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you suffer from other illnesses, have allergies or are taking or applying other medicines (including those you have bought yourself!)!


If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, you should not take vibramycin unless you have been told to do so.

You should not breast-feed during vibramycin therapy.