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Vibramycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections. It prevents the growth of new bacteria, treating common infections like urinary tract and respiratory infections, as well as less common infections, like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and typhus infections. It may also treat ophthalmic infections. Vibramycin is also often prescribed for the treatment of some sexually transmitted diseases, specifically Chlamydia and Gonnorhea. Vibramycin is a common antibiotic alternative for people who cannot take Penicillin antibiotics. Some people may also take Vibramycin to prevent malaria when traveling abroad.
Our team at Nurx cannot prescribe and deliver Vibramycin, but can offer the generic equivalent Doxycycline as an acne treatment for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $40 without insurance. Nurx also offers at-home STI test kits for as little as $75 with insurance.
- How Is Vibramycin Used?
You will take Vibramycin orally each day, preferably at the same time each day. It is important to take Vibramycin exactly as it is prescribed by your doctor. Taking more or less than the recommended dose, or taking it for a shorter period of time than prescribed, can reduce the effectiveness of the antibiotic. Vibramycin should be taken on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or after a meal. Take it with a full glass of water and avoid laying down for at least 10 minutes.
If you were prescribed Vibramycin to prevent malaria, it is also important to follow the directions closely. Take your first dose of the medication one to two days before leaving. Then, take the medication daily while you are away, and for at least four weeks once returning.
If you miss a dose, take it once you remember. If it is close to the time you would take the next one, wait, and go back to your normal schedule.
- Is Vibramycin Easy to Get?
Vibramycin and other Doxyclicne antibiotics are considered relatively safe with minimal risk of side effects, making them easy to get in pharmacies all over the country. Vibramycin does require a prescription though.
Nurx works with a long list of insurance providers, helping you get the prescriptions you need at an affordable price. Even if you don't currently have insurance, we also carry many generic options, which are usually listed at a better price.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Vibramycin?
As with all antibiotics, it is important to take the full dose of Vibramycin as prescribed. Stopping it too early, even if you feel better, can lead to the infection returning and being less responsive to antibiotics.
Allergic reactions are rare but always a possibility when starting a new medication. Pay attention to persistent fever, rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing, and notify your doctor immediately. Do not take Vibramycin if you are allergic to it or to other Doxycycline drugs. It can also be helpful to notify your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic before. They can help you evaluate your likeliness of developing an allergic reaction.
Vibramycin can also increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Wear protective clothing and use a high-SPF lotion while on Doxycycline antibiotics.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Each medication that you take comes with the risk of side effects. Most people tolerate Vibramycin well, but it can be helpful to be aware of potential side effects. Mild stomach irritations, including nausea or diarrhea, may occur when taking any antibiotics. Taking this medication with food or milk may help to ease these discomforts but can reduce the effectiveness of the medication, so it is important to talk with your doctor first. They may want to adjust, or change, your prescription instead.
Serious side effects, although rare, include trouble swallowing or changes in urination due to kidney problems. Intracranial hypertension can also occur, especially if you have experienced it before. If you experience a sudden pressure in your head or changes in vision, discontinue the medication immediately.
An intestinal condition referred to as C. difficile is also possible, although rare, when taking antibiotics. Prolonged use of any antibiotic can lead to thrush or yeast infection. This is why it is so important to closely follow your doctor's orders and discuss any side effects with them. While these symptoms may seem scary, it is important to note that very few people experience them, and communicating with your doctor can help to prevent them.
- Can I Take Vibramycin With Other Medications?
Vibramycin is generally a safe drug that can be taken with other medications. If you take any vitamins or supplements that contain calcium, aluminum, iron, zinc, or magnesium, wait 2-3 hours before taking Vibramycin. It is important to discuss all medications — prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and supplements — with your doctor before beginning a new medication.
Vibramycin may have negative interactions with certain medications, including Retinoids, barbiturates, blood thinners, and anti-seizure medications. Reviewing your health history and current list of medications with your healthcare provider can help reduce the chance of any interactions.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Vibramycin Through Nurx?
At Nurx we do not currently offer Vibramycin, but we can prescribe the generic version, Doxycycline. Just answer a few questions and after reviewing your health history a medical provider will prescribe Doxycycline, if appropriate. We also offer free shipping in discreet packaging right to your doorstep.
- Can I Buy Vibramycin Online Through Nurx?
While Vibramycin is not currently available through Nurx, we do carry generic options, like Doxycycline. Doxycycline works in the same way as Vibramycin, treating bacterial infections, as well as preventing Malaria.
- How Long Does it Take to Receive Vibramycin?
If you order Vibramycin's generic version, Doxycycline, you can expect it to arrive at your home in a timely manner. We ship all prescriptions using USPS 1-3 day Priority Shipping. If you need your prescription even sooner, we may be able to expedite shipping.
- Is There a Generic Version of Vibramycin?
The generic of Vibramycin is Doxycycline. This tetracycline antibiotic prevents the growth of new bacteria, thus treating most types of bacterial infections. It is also often used to treat bacterial forms of acne and to prevent malaria.
- Who Makes Vibramycin?
Vibramycin is made by Pfizer.
- Is Vibramycin a Penicillin?
Vibramycin is not the same as Penicillin. While both are antibiotics, they each work differently to treat bacterial infections in the body. Penicillin is most commonly used to treat strep throat. The biggest disadvantage with Penicillin is that many people have already developed a resistance to it, making it less effective than other available antibiotics.
- Is Vibramycin the Same as Doxycycline?
Vibramycin is the same thing as Doxycycline. Both are a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat multiple types of bacterial infections in the body. Doxycycline may also be listed under the names of Monodox, Atridox, Doxy, and Doxycin.
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