Treating Anthrax With Vibramycin and Important Instructions

Anthrax

The recommended Vibramycin dose in people who have been exposed to anthrax or who have a diagnosed active anthrax infection is 100 mg, taken twice a day for 60 days. The recommended dosage for children older than 8 years old is Vibramycin 1 mg per pound of body weight twice a day for 60 days. Children who weigh more than 100 pounds should receive the usual adult dosage. Vibramycin is a good choice for children because it comes in oral suspension (liquid) form.
 

General Dosing Information for Vibramycin

Some considerations for people taking Vibramycin include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in capsule and oral suspension forms. It is usually taken once or twice a day.
     
  • Vibramycin can be taken with or without food. Although the medication may work slightly better on an empty stomach, there is probably not enough of a difference to be of concern. If the medication bothers your stomach, make sure to take it with food.
     
  • It is important to take the capsules with plenty of water (or other fluids) while in an upright position, in order to prevent the medication from irritating the throat. Do not lie down immediately after taking this medication.
     
  • Make sure to shake Vibramycin oral suspension well before each dose.
     
  • It does not matter what time of day you take this medication. However, it should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your system.
     
  • For the drug to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work adequately if you stop taking it too soon.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Vibramycin dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider.
     

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