Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Generic Name: DOXYCYCLINE – ORAL, Adicoxin, Periosan Pronounced: (dox-ee-SYE-kleen) Vibramycin Oral Uses This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne. This medication is known as a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication is also used to prevent malaria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness. Vibramycin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.