This item has been discontinued. We apologize for any inconvenience. Vibramycin
is a broad-spectrum antibiotic for multiple species including dogs and cats. It is used to treat many diseases carried by ticks. Vibramycin is used to treat susceptible infections such as ehrlichiosis, Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, salmon poisoning, toxoplasmosis and leptospirosis. For:
Multiple species including dogs and cats.
Benefits Prescription antibiotic for the treatment of susceptible bacterial infections Vibramycin is commonly used to treat many diseases carried by ticks Provides broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment for Lyme Disease
Vibramycin is the prescription antibiotic, doxycycline. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic related to other tetracyclines commonly used for the treatment of susceptible bacterial infections. Vibramycin is commonly used to treat leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, mycoplasma, psittacosis, and many diseases carried by ticks including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, as well as salmon poisoning.
How it works
It works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to the growth and reproduction of the bacteria. It therefore stops the spread of infection, allowing the body's immune system to kill the existing bacteria.
Dosage & Administration Vibramycin is given by mouth. It may be given with food to decrease side effects. If using a tablet or pill form, you must make sure your pet swallows some water after taking the medication, or the medication may cause damage to the esophagus. Do not use milk. Cats should have at least a teaspoon of water. Try offering your cat water flavored with tuna water or other liquid your cat likes. For small mammals, try fruit juices.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. Use all of the medication prescribed, even if your pet appears well. If the entire course of treatment is not given, the infection may recur or worsen.
Possible side effects of Vibramycin: Possible side effects include nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting. Contact your veterinarian if you observe any of these effects in your pet.
Tetracycline may cause photosensitivity, with pustules or blisters on skin exposed to the sun. Protect your pet from the sun.
Long-term therapy may result in the growth of unwanted bacteria or fungi. May stain the teeth in immature animals.
If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
If you miss giving a dose: If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
If you overdose the pet: If overdose should occur, you may see serious vomiting or diarrhea. If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid while giving Vibramycin to my pet: Consult your veterinarian before using doxycycline with vitamins and supplements, oral antacids, minerals (especially iron), Pepto-Bismol, or Kaopectate digoxin, theophylline (bronchial dilator), warfarin, penicillins, and insulin, since interactions may occur.
Who should not take it? Not for use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to it or other tetracyclines. Do not give during the first half of pregnancy. Can slow the growth, alter the skeleton, and yellow the teeth of unborn animals. Give only during the second half of pregnancy if benefits outweigh the risks.