Doxycycline is an active ingredient of Vibramycin – D tablets which are dispersible. It is an antibiotic named tetracycline. It helps in treating bacterial infections. It is also available in the generic form. It helps in stopping the infection spread by the bacteria. It is used to treat infections with susceptible bacteria as well as those which affect genitals, urinary tract, eyes and lungs. Gum disease can be treated with Doxycycline. These diseases can be diagnosed by taking a swab form the infected area, blood or urine sample. Doxycycline is also used for treatment of acne and is active against the bacteria associated for acne. It is a common type of bacteria fed on sebum produced by the sebaceous glands of the skin. Thus, fatty acids and waste products are produced which creates irritation in the sebaceous glands by inflaming and spotting the area. Doxycycline, with the control of numbers of bacterial growth, controls the inflammation of sebaceous glands and helps in healing the skin.
Doxycycline is active against the parasite that gives birth to malaria. It helps in used to treat malaria and acts as one of the preventions of malaria in the areas worldwide where falcifarum malaria is a high risk. It should be used two days ago before the travel to malaria attacked regions. It should be continued for every day throughout the trip and for four weeks once back in the non- malaria attacked regions. It is recommended in also treating other diseases like sinusitis, gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, pelvic inflammatory disease, Lyme disease and amoebiasis (protozoal infection of the intestine). It is generally recommended to be taken once or twice a day. The gap is supposed to be kept evenly. It should be dissolved in a glass full of water and taken in standing or sitting position. Zinc, aluminium, magnesium, iron or calcium or indigestive medicines should not be taken along with Doxycycline.
Doxycycline causes many side effects. It should not be consumed without consulting the doctor. Secondly, the medicine reacts differently with different patients. There are certain chemical reactions to this medicine, therefore, please be advised by the doctor before taking any medicine along with it. Any other medicine should be consumed in the gap prescribed by your health care provider. The dose as well as the prescription varies according to one patient to another. There are overdose effects too, so be careful while taking an antibiotic course.