What other drugs will affect Vibranord?
Other drugs may interact with Vibranord, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
How it works
Vibranord belongs to a class of drugs called tetracyclines. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
This drug works by blocking a bacterial protein from being made. It does this by binding to certain units of the protein. This stops the protein from growing and treats your infection.
Vibranord oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Vibranord are listed below.
Other Vibranord Interactions
Vibranord could upset your stomach.
Taking the drug with milk or food might help, but that may reduce the amount of medication your body can absorb from your stomach.
If you experience an upset stomach while taking Vibranord, talk with your doctor about the best way to take this drug.
Taking Vibranord could also make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. While you are on the medication, be sure to avoid sun exposure whenever possible.
If you do need to be outside, take precautions to protect your skin from the sun, such as:
- Wearing protective clothing,
- Wearing sunglasses
- Applying sunscreen
If you're taking Vibranord to prevent malaria, it's important to understand that the drug does not fully protect you from this infection.
While you are on the drug, you must still take additional preventative measures, including:
- Applying effective insect repellent
- Using mosquito nets
- Wearing clothing that covers your whole body
9. Common questions
Vibranord is from a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. These antibiotics kill bacteria by stopping them from making the proteins that they need to survive.
For most infections, you should feel better within a few days.
It's very important that you keep taking Vibranord until you finish your medicine. Do this even if you feel better. It will help stop the infection coming back.
If you have rosacea, Vibranord works slowly to treat it. Your doctor will usually review you after 4 to 6 weeks to check how well the medicine is working.
If you are taking Vibranord for any other infection, tell your doctor if you don't start feeling better after 3 days. Also tell them if, at any time, you start to feel worse.
If you are taking Vibranord to prevent malaria, you will not feel any different. You should take Vibranord as prescribed, and continue taking it for 4 weeks after leaving the area where there is malaria.
Some people get a fungal infection called thrush after taking a course of antibiotics like Vibranord. Antibiotics kill the normal harmless bacteria that help to protect you against thrush.
If this happens to you, ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice.
Vibranord does not affect any type of contraception, including the contraception pill and emergency contraception.
However, if Vibranord makes you vomit or have severe diarrhoea (6 to 8 watery poos in 24 hours) for more than 24 hours, your combined pill may not protect you from pregnancy. Look on the pill packet to find out what to do.
There's no firm evidence to suggest that taking Vibranord will reduce fertility in either men or women.
However, speak to a pharmacist or your doctor before taking it if you're trying to get pregnant.
Vibranord can build up in growing bones and teeth by binding to calcium. This can stain teeth.
It only happens in growing bones and teeth. This is why Vibranord is not given to children under 12 years old or to pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Yes, Vibranord shouldn't affect you being able to drive or cycle.
Avoid drinking alcohol with Vibranord. Alcohol can stop it working properly. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about this.
Do not take your medicine together with dairy products. This is because dairy foods like milk, cheese and yoghurt can stop your body from absorbing Vibranord. You can have dairy products a few hours before or after your dose.
Avoid drinking alcohol with Vibranord.
Yes, you can take Vibranord if you are allergic to penicillin. They are 2 different types of antibiotic.
Vibranord has been used successfully in hot countries for many years. The best way to protect yourself against a reaction to sunlight is to be careful with sun exposure.
Rated Vibranord (Oracea, Doryx) for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Report
Let me start by saying I take reviews on sites like this with a major grain of salt. As with most things in life, people tend to write reviews about bad experiences or products, and not as much for the good ones. That said, my two experiences with this have been just fine. It eliminated the infection both times and my side effects were very minimal compared to what I’m reading here. I did notice a sense of increased tiredness and lethargy, and some head pressure. However, I also believe many people forget that they are taking medications because of an illness or issue, and sometime the symptoms being reported are symptoms of the illness itself. I do not doubt what others are posting at all. I’m sure they have experienced these unpleasant effects from their illnesses and potentially the medications used to treat them. But I do think it’s important to have balanced reviews that it does not negatively impact everyone, and that not everyone should run away from this medication as some suggest.
Q: I have a recurrent sinus infection and have been prescrived Vibranord for 30 days. Does it take that long for the antibiotic to work?
A: When an antibiotic is started for an infection an improvement is usually seen within a few days. It is important to take your full course of prescribed antibiotic even if you are feeling better. It will take the full course for the antibiotic to fully kill off the bacteria. If an antibiotic is only taken for a few of the prescribed days, the bacteria may mutate themselves to become resistant to that antibiotic. If enough antibiotics are taken this way, a strain of bacteria could develop that is resistant to all available antibiotics and could not be treated. That is why it is so important to take your antibiotic until it is all gone, unless otherwise directed by your health care provider. Laura Cable, PharmD, BCPS
What are the possible side effects of Vibranord?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).
Seek medical treatment if you have a serious drug reaction that can affect many parts of your body. Symptoms may include: skin rash, fever, swollen glands, flu-like symptoms, muscle aches, severe weakness, unusual bruising, or yellowing of your skin or eyes. This reaction may occur several weeks after you began using Vibranord.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- throat irritation, trouble swallowing;
- chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath;
- little or no urination;
- low white blood cell counts--fever, chills, swollen glands, body aches, weakness, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
- increased pressure inside the skull--severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes; or
- signs of liver or pancreas problems--loss of appetite, upper stomach pain (that may spread to your back), tiredness, nausea or vomiting, fast heart rate, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Common side effects may include:
- nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, loss of appetite;
- mild diarrhea;
- skin rash or itching;
- darkened skin color; or
- vaginal itching or discharge.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What if I take too much?
Accidentally taking an extra dose of Vibranord is unlikely to harm you.
Speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you're worried or you take more than 1 extra dose.
Like all medicines, Vibranord can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Other uses for this medicine
Vibranord may also be used for the treatment of malaria. It may also be used to treat Lyme disease or to prevent Lyme disease in certain people who have been bitten by a tick. It may also be used to prevent infection in people who were sexually attacked. Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Q: I was positive for Lyme disease. I took Vibranord and most of the symptoms have cleared up. Is there another test that is done to see if the disease is gone or do they do the same blood test that diagnosed it?
A: Lyme disease is an infection that is transmitted to humans through a tick bite. Ticks become infected by feeding on an infected animal. Some of the common symptoms of Lyme disease are rash, fever, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, or joint pain. The most common symptom is a rash that occurs about 1 to 2 weeks after a tick bite, but may occur up to 36 days post-bite. Vibranord is one of the most frequently used antibiotics for the treatment of Lyme disease. Usually, a follow-up appointment should take place about 1 to 2 weeks after symptoms resolve. Further testing is not usually performed because a positive test result can appear for years after the initial infection. It is recommended that you follow-up with your healthcare provider to ensure that the course of antibiotic therapy was effective. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Megan Uehara, PharmD