Vibramycin (generic name: Doxycycline; brand names: Monodox / Microdox / Periostat / Vibra-Tabs /Oracea / Doryx / Vibrox / Adoxa / Doxyhexal / Doxylin / Doxy) is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic commonly used to treat a variety of infections.
You may be given Vibramycin by your doctor to treat infections such as:
Chest, lung or nasal infections e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis.
Urinary tract infections e.g. cystitis, urethritis.
Acne which is a skin infection.
Sexually transmitted diseases e.g. gonorrhoea, syphilis, chlamydia.
Fevers associated with louse or tick bites.
Malaria, when chloroquine is not effective.
Vibramycin is also used to prevent certain infections developing, these are scrub typhus, travellers' diarrhoea, malaria and leptospirosis.
Vibramycin may be used to aid medicines such as amoebicides (used to treat parasites).
Your doctor may want you to take Vibramycin to treat another infection not listed above.