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Tetracycline Overview

Tetracycline (INN) /ttrsaklin/ is a broad-spectrum polyketide antibiotic produced by the Streptomyces genus of Actinobacteria, indicated for use against many bacterial infections. It is a protein synthesis inhibitor. It is commonly used to treat acne today, and, more recently, rosacea, and is historically important in reducing the number of deaths from cholera. Tetracycline is marketed under the brand names Sumycin, Tetracyn, and Panmycin, among others. Actisite is a thread-like fiber formula...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetracycline

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what to take for tooth ache when pregnant
Hi my wife has severe tooth ache and went to see the doctor. He gave her antibiotic due to the absess the tooth made but said she can only use panado for her tooth and she is pregnant. Panado does not help what else can she take? ## Be sure the antibiotics aren't Tetracycline. It can turn the babies teeth yellow when their teeth come in. She may need to see a dentist. It is difficult to treat someone when they're pregnant because there are two patients instead of one. The Panado may work better after she has had several doses of the antibiotic.
Updated 1 month ago.
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Expired 6 months past expiration date Doxytet
hi i went to the clinic yesterday with a problem of having a discharge than the nurse gave me doxytet only to find when i got home that the pills expired in July 2013 i only took two pills will i any side effects in my body? ## Sorry to hear about your experience with getting older medication. With most types of drugs, the only thing you'd have to be concerned about it is if it lost any potency. However, when it comes to specific types of antibiotics (namely those associated with tetracycline, such as Doxytet/Doxytetracycline), it can become toxic after the expiration date. I honestly wouldn't recommend taking any and if possible go and try to get your money back from the clinic. It's a good thing you checked first before taking the full prescription, because you never know ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Doxycycl Hyc 100mg Side Effect need to know
Can this be taken for a "boil" type bump ? And if so when I was younger and was taking tetracycline acne medicine and it caused me to have a rare side effect where it caused excess spinal fluid, will the doxycycl do the same thing? ## HI Rachael, Doxycycline is used to treat different types of bacterial infections including, If the boil is infected it could possibly work. The only thing is, Doxycycline and Tetracycline are both pretty similar so there is a possibility that you could have a reaction. Increase in spinal fluid isn't stated as a side effects though. The side effects for Doxycycline are as follows: Stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. If you experience a severe sunburn, vision changes (such as blurred vision), unusual/severe headache, or change in the am...
Updated 7 months ago.
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tetraciclina
tetraciclina clorhidrato 250 mg ## im trying to find out what this med. is ## how many pills of urovec tetraciclina fenazopiridina sulfametoxazol do i take for kidney pain ## The U.S. name for this is Tetracycline, it is an antibiotic that's used to treat various types of infections. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more Tetracycline details here. Minnie, what is the dosage on them? That is what would decide how many you take and how often. Are there any instructions on the package? Did your doctor make any suggestions? ## I have a uti and I've taken azo for the pain and just recently bought urovec,I don't know if I should take the urovec since Im on azo,also im not sure if its safe?
Updated 7 months ago.
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xanex 25mg
Use beyond expiration date ## There's actually a lot of conflicting information around the topic of expired medication, but according to a Harvard Medical School family health article, except in rare cases (i.e. tetracycline), there is little chance of danger due to taking medications even up to 15 years beyond their expiration date. This conclusion was based upon a study conducted at the request of the US military due to stockpiles of expensive drugs they could otherwise need to replace every few years. The conclusion was that 90% of those drugs remained effective 10 - 15 years after the expiration date. I don't know whether or not the drug you have happens to be one of these drugs from the study... (I have not seen the list of drugs used in this study). But I'd imagine tha...
Updated 10 months ago.
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yellow and black Barr 010 capsule drug type
capsule yellow and black Barr 010 ## I found this pill in my son's room can you tell me what it is? ## This is a 500mg Tetracycline capsule, it's an antibiotic that's used to treat various types of infections. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. You can learn more Tetracycline details here. Are there any comments or questions? Is there anything I can help with?
Updated 11 months ago.
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Orange/Purple Capsule X2416
I have some capsules that are half yellow and half orange with an unusual looking X followed with 2416 and wondering what they are. Thank you ## That oddball looking letter is actually supposed to be a Z logo and the capsule contains 250mgs of the antibiotic Tetracycline. Learn more Tetracycline details here. Since this medication has been known to cause kidney damage, if taken when expired, the best thing to do with any found capsules would be to just properly dispose of them. Where did you find them?
Updated 1 year ago.
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Orange Purple Capsule X2416
I have some capsules that are half yellow and half orange with an unusual looking X followed with 2416 and wondering what they are. Thank you ## Based on the description provided, I can confirm your yellow and orange capsule to be Tetracycline hydrochloride (250 mg). NOTE: the correct marking is actually "Z 2416" Manufacturer: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA National Drug Code (NDC): 00172-2416 Tetracycline is commonly used in the treatment of acne; bladder infection; syphilis, early; helicobacter pylori infection; upper respiratory tract infection, and more. Learn More: Tetracycline Details If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you. ## After looking closer I see it's the letter Z. Thank you so much.
Updated 1 year ago.
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A Butapapcaf Codeinecap If The Expiration Date
is it safe to take a but/apap/caf codeinecap if the expiration date is 01-18-2012 ## Hi mary, My answer to your question would be yes, it is safe to take this specific medication past it's due date. According to a Harvard Medical School family health article, except in rare cases (i.e. tetracycline), there is little chance of danger due to taking medications even up to 15 years beyond their expiration date. At worst, it may have lost a bit of potency, but the only way to find out precisely would be to have it lab tested. Source: health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update1103a.shtml I hope this info helps to shed some light on the topic of expired medication :)
Updated 1 year ago.
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White oval1174/93
I took this pill and the expiration date is 09/23/11 is anything going to happen to me. ## Hi Crystal, According to a Harvard Medical School family health article, except in rare cases (i.e. tetracycline), there is little chance of danger due to taking medications even up to 15 years beyond their expiration date. Source: health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update1103a.shtml Penicillin does not go bad/get dangerous with age, per se, however, it can lose efficacy and may not work as well as it did, when it was new. This means that taking a standard dose may not effectively wipe out an infection and could actually cause the development of drug resistant bacteria. Learn More: Penicillin Details If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back so I can further assist you.
Updated 1 year ago.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Tetracycline
  • Capsule: 100mg, 125mg, 250mg, 500mg
  • Fiber, Extended Release: 12.7mg/fiber
  • For Solution: 2.2mg/ml
  • Injection: 250mg, 500mg
  • Suspension: 125mg/5ml
  • Syrup: 125mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 250mg, 500mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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