Checking for a drug interaction before it occurs can drastically lower your chance of a problem. Usually, your doctor and pharmacist will have already done this with your prescription medications, but it’s a good idea to double check and learn about these medications yourself. If you use any over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, including vitamins, herbal or food supplements, be sure to review these products for interactions with your prescription medications, too. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice if you are confused by the medical jargon.
doxycycline (brand name: Vibramycin) -A synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic that is derived from tetracycline and is effective against a wide variety of bacteria, such as Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia psittaci, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Neisseria gonorrhoea. Doxycycline is particularly helpful for treating respiratory tract infections and for treating nongonococcal urethritis (due to ureaplasma), Rocky mountain spotted fever, typhus, chancroid, cholera, brucellosis, anthrax, syphilis, and acne. Generic is available.