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Tetracycline

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Tetracycline is antibiotic of broad-spectrum activity used to treat respiratory tract infections (pneumonia), skin infections (acne), urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia, infections of the eye like trachoma etc. Tetracycline will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

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Tetracycline

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Description

Tetracycline is a semisynthetic antibiotic belonging to a drugs class called Tetracyclines. It has broad spectrum activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas, rickettsiae, and protozoan parasites.

Indications:

- respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis or whooping cough;

- urinary tract infections (UTIs);

- sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea or Syphilis;

- skin inflammations such (e.g., acne vulgaris, acne rosacea);

- infections of the eye (e.g., trachoma, conjunctivitis);

- infections due to Rickettsiae bacteria transmitted by lice, fleas, ticks and mites (e.g. Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), typhus group, Q fever and Coxiella endocarditis and tick fevers);

Tetracycline is also used to treat other infections including brucellosis, psittacosis, plague, cholera, leptospirosis (Weil's disease), gas gangrene, tetanus. Although it won’t be effective against viruses and fungi.

MOA (mechanism of action):

Bacteriostatic antibiotic Tetracycline fights infection by blocking the synthesis of critical for bacteria growth and spreading proteins within bacteria cell.

Dosage

Swallow Tetracycline tablets 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals with a glass of water.

For adults and teenagers for at least 10 days unless otherwise directed by your doctor:

General infections: 1 tablet (250 mg) every 6 hours, you may be given 2 tablets (500 mg) initially. For severe infections, your doctor may increase your dosage to 500 mg (2 tablets) every 6 hours.

Skin infections: 1-2 tablets (250-500 mg) daily either as a single dose or in divided doses for three months.

Brucellosis: 2 tablets (500 mg) 4 times a day with streptomycin.

Sexually transmitted diseases: 2 tablets (500 mg) 4 times a day for between 7 and 30 days depending on your condition.

Tetracycline tablets should not be used in children under 12 years of age as it can cause permanent discoloration of tooth enamel and affect bone development.

Missing a dose

If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of Tetracycline to compensate the missed dose.

Overdose

If an overdose occurs and you are not feeling well, stop taking the medication immediately. You should seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) and away from excess moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

Side effects

The most common side effects associated with Tetracycline are:

  • allergic reactions
  • nausea
  • rash
  • vomiting
  • urticaria
  • loss of appetite
  • photosensitivity
  • diarrhoea
  • haemolytic anemia

Side effects occurrence does not only depend on the medication you are taking, but also on your overall health and other factors.

Contraindications

Do not take Tetracycline tablets if you are allergic to the Tetracycline or to other Tetracycline antibiotics.

Do not take Tetracycline tablets if you are allergic other ingredients comprised in Tetracycline tablets.

Do not take Tetracycline tablets if you have a history of severe allergic reactions associated with using antibiotics.

Do not take Tetracycline tablets if you suffer from myasthenia gravis (very weak muscles and unusual tiredness), liver and kidney disorder.

Do not take Tetracycline tablets with milk, milk-containing products or food derived from milk.

Do not take Iron and Calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking Tetracycline tablets.

Avoid exposure to sunlight as Tetracycline may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

Inform your doctor if you have intolerance to sucrose or lactose before taking Tetracycline tablets.

Do not take Tetracycline if you are pregnant, plan to have a baby, or are breastfeeding.

Q: What is Tetracycline?

A: Tetracycline is antibiotic of broad-spectrum activity used to treat respiratory tract infections (pneumonia), skin infections (acne), urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia, infections of the eye like trachoma etc. Tetracycline will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Q: Can women take Tetracycline tablets during pregnancy?

A: Do not take Tetracycline if you are pregnant, plan to have a baby, or are breastfeeding.

Q: Can I sunbathe while taking Tetracycline?

A: Avoid exposure to sunlight as Tetracycline may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

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