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Brand name: Vibramycin

Vibramycin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) doxycycline. On this page you will find out more about Vibramycin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: doxycycline

Information for medicine and pack size:
Vibramycin 100 mg film-coated tablet, 7

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What this medicine is for

VIBRAMYCIN is indicated in the treatment of infections caused by the following micro-organisms: Mycoplasma pneumoniae: primary atypical pneumonia. Rickettsiae: Queensland tick typhus, epidemic typhus fever, Q.fever, murine endemic typhus fever, Australo-Pacific endemic scrub typhus. Chlamydia psittaci: psittacosis. Chlamydia trachomatis: lymphogranuloma venereum, trachoma, inclusion conjunctivitis. (VIBRAMYCIN is indicated in the treatment of trachoma, although the infectious agent is not always eliminated, as judged by immunofluorescence. Inclusion conjunctivitis may be treated with oral VIBRAMYCIN alone, or in combination with topical agents.) Calymmatobacterium (Donovania) granulomatis: granuloma inguinale. and the following gram-negative micro-organisms: Vibrio species: cholera. Brucella species: Brucellosis (in conjunction with streptomycin). Yersinia pestis: plague. Francisella tularensis: tularaemia. Bartonella bacilliformis: Bartonellosis. Bacteroides species. When penicillin is contraindicated, VIBRAMYCIN is an alternative drug in the treatment of infections due to: Treponema pallidum (syphilis),Treponema pertenue (yaws), .Neisseria gonorrhoeae (See DOSAGE and ADMINISTRATION). VIBRAMYCIN is not the drug of choice in the treatment of any type of staphylococcal infection or infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus faecalis or any type of enteric bacteria because many strains of these organisms have been shown to be resistant to doxycycline. VIBRAMYCIN should not be used in these infections unless the organism has been shown to be sensitive. For upper respiratory infections due to group A beta-haemolytic streptococci (including prophylaxis of rheumatic fever), penicillin is the usual drug of choice. In acute intestinal amoebiasis VIBRAMYCIN may be a useful adjunct to amoebicides. In severe acne VIBRAMYCIN may be a useful adjunctive therapy. VIBRAMYCIN is indicated, in adults and children older than 10 years, as chemoprophylaxis for malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and, in combination with other antimalarial agents, against malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax. Doxycycline is only able to suppress malaria caused by P. vivax. As there are relatively few locations where P. vivax does not co-exist to some extent with P. falciparum, it is recommended that VIBRAMYCIN should be used routinely with other agents, for example chloroquine.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Round, biconvex, yellow (with greenish tinge) film-coated tablet 11/32" diameter with "VBM 100" on one side.
Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
2 tablet: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
7 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
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