Vibra-Tabs is a prescription antibiotic medication used to treat certain infections that are caused by bacteria. It is mostly used to treat lung infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis, urinary tract infections such as cystitis, throat infections such as tonsillitis, skin infections, and sexually transmitted infections.
Vibra-Tabs contains an active ingredient called medication Doxycycline Hyclate. Doxycycline belongs to the class of medications known as tetracyclines and is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
Uses and Dosage
Vibra-Tabs is available in tablet form and can be taken orally. To use Doxycycline Hyclate, take one tablet by mouth on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal, usually one or two times daily, or as directed by your doctor. Take the tablet with a full glass of water, unless directed otherwise. If you have stomach upset, taking the tablet with food or milk may help.
If you are using Doxycycline Hyclate to prevent malaria, you should usually take it once daily. Take the first dose of this medication 1 to 2 days before your travel starts or as directed by your doctor. Continue to take this medication daily while in the malarious area. Upon returning home, you should keep taking this medication for four more weeks. If you are unable to finish this course of doxycycline, contact your doctor.
To ensure that Doxycycline Hyclate works effectively, take it 2 to 3 hours before or after taking any products containing aluminum, calcium, and iron, magnesium, zinc, or bismuth subsalicylate. Some examples of these products include antacids, didanosine solution, quinapril, vitamins/minerals, dairy products (such as milk, yogurt), and calcium-enriched juice, among others.
Continue to take the tablet until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection. For the best effect, take Doxycycline Hyclate at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.
Common Side Effects of Vibra Tab (Doxycycline Hyclate):
- Abdominal pain
- Diarrhea (mild)
- Loss of appetite
- Pain or difficulty swallowing
- Stomach upset
- Tooth discoloration
Serious Side Effects of Vibra Tab (Doxycycline Hyclate):
- Intestinal (gut) inflammation
- Signs of a severe allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing)
- Signs of an auto-immune reaction (swelling of the hands and feet, muscle and joint pain, and rash)
- Swollen tongue
- Symptoms of high blood pressure in the brain (e.g., nausea, vomiting, headache, double or blurred vision)
- Trouble swallowing
- Vaginal yeast infection
Form and strength
Vibra Tab (Doxycycline Hyclate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Doxycycline Hyclate: Film Coated Tablet
- 100 mg
- If you are allergic to tetracycline antibiotics or any of the ingredients in Vibra-Tabs, you should avoid taking this medication.
- Vibra-Tabs may harm an unborn baby or nursing infant. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking this medication.
- Vibra-Tabs may cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth in children under the age of 8 years. It may also affect bone growth in children.
- If you have liver or kidney problems, your doctor may adjust your dosage of Vibra-Tabs.
- Vibra-Tabs may make you more sensitive to the sun, so you should avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning beds and wear protective clothing and sunscreen when you are exposed to the sun.
- Vibra-Tabs may cause esophageal irritation or ulceration if it is not taken with enough water or if the patient lies down or takes antacids too soon after taking the medication.
- Vibra-Tabs may cause overgrowth of a type of bacteria or fungus that can lead to yeast infections in women or Candida infections in the mouth and throat.
- Vibra-Tabs may interact with certain medications, including antacids, blood thinners, and some antibiotics. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are currently taking before starting Vibra-Tabs.
- Vibra-Tabs may cause gastrointestinal side effects, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Vibra-Tabs be taken on an empty stomach?
Yes, Vibra-Tabs can be taken on an empty stomach, but it may be easier on your stomach if it is taken with food or a full glass of water.
How long Vibra-Tabs should be taken for?
The duration of the treatment depends on the type of infection and the severity of the symptoms. Your healthcare provider will prescribe a specific duration of treatment. You should continue taking the medication even if you feel better until you have completed the prescribed course.
Can Vibra-Tabs cause photosensitivity?
Yes, Vibra-Tabs can cause photosensitivity, which is an increased sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and use sunscreen or wear protective clothing while taking Vibra-Tabs.
Can Vibra-Tabs interfere with lab test results?
Yes, Vibra-Tabs can interfere with some lab test results such as urine tests for sugar. Inform your healthcare provider and lab personnel that you are taking Vibra-Tabs before undergoing any lab tests.
Can Vibra-Tabs cause tooth discoloration?
Yes, Vibra-Tabs can cause tooth discoloration in children under the age of 8 years. Avoid giving Vibra-Tabs to young children unless it is necessary and under the supervision of a healthcare provider.