) is a prescription antibiotic approved for treating and/or preventing a number of different infections. Some of the approved uses of Vibramycin include:
- Treating various bacterial infections, including some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Preventing and treating anthrax infections
- Preventing malaria
- Treating severe acne.
Vibramycin for Bacterial Infections
Vibramycin can be used to treat a number of different types of infections caused by bacteria. It is most commonly used to treat infections such as (but not limited to):
Vibramycin is approved for treating these infections only when they are caused by certain types of bacteria. Not all bacteria will respond to Vibramycin. In some situations, your healthcare provider may perform certain tests to see if your particular infection is susceptible or resistant to Vibramycin.
In other situations, your healthcare provider may decide to try Vibramycin without such tests, especially for infections that are not severe.