Tetracycline

Category: Antibiotics



Tetracycline Overview

Tetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections. It is commonly used to treat acne and rosacea. Historically it was important in reducing the number of deaths from cholera. A broad-spectrum antibiotic of the polyketide class, it is produced by the actinobacterial genus Streptomyces. It acts by inhibiting protein synthesis. Tetracycline is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic healt...

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tetracycline 500 mg with omeprazole magnesium 20.6 mg
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I've been diagnosed with H-Pylori and my Dr recommended tetracycline 500 mg with Omeprazole Magnesium 20.6 mg. Will this combination help? ## Hello, Carmen! How are you? Yes, these types of medications are usually prescribed together to eradicate this infection. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Effects of mixing antibiotics
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I have a UTI and was taking urovec with tetracycline for 1 day and the discomfort of the uti has not subsided at all! I want to switch over and start taking amoxicillin asap which has worked really well in the past. Are there any complications I should be aware of by starting the amoxicillin 4 hours after taking the urovec with tetracycline? ## No, you can usually just make a smooth transition from one to the other. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. However, it does take more than one day for an antibiotic to work. Usually, you shouldn't see any worsening after taking it for a full 24 hours and you should see improvement after taking it for a full 3 days. Is there anything else I can help wi...
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tetraciclina 500mg
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TREATMENT FOR ACNE. FOR HOW LONG? WHICH ARE THE SECONDARY EFFECTS? ## Tetracycline is an antibiotic and when used for acne, it is normally taken in the 500mg dose, twice a day, until an improvement in the acne lesions is seen, then it may be discontinued or reduced to a 250mg dosage. Sid effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## Hello , will Tetraciclina MK 500mg help with a sinus infection ? and a cold ? ## Is this medication for gum infection
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can i take ed a hist 4 10 tabs 5 months after expired
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I have some Ed-a-hist 4-10mg tablets that expired on 5/29/15, are they still safe for me to take and will they still be helpful to me? ## Hi Perky, I can't speak for this drug specifically, but when it comes to expiration dates in general, one rule of thumb is that the listed expiration date is more of a ball-park figure rather than a precise date by which it essentially renders unsafe/ineffective (aside from tetracycline). Studies from Harvard Medical School as well as The LA Times point out that many medications are actually still good for up to 10-40 years after the listed expiration date. So I will say that if it were me in this position, I personally wouldn't mind taking something that's only been "expired" for less than a year. I'd just encourage you to res...
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Tetraciclina 1
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Got a bad sinus infection swelled up bad will they help ## Hello, Kel! How are you? I'm sorry about the sinus infection. Tetracycline is an antibiotic that can be used to treat various types of bacterial infections, so you should take it as instructed by your doctor. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. However, this one is most commonly used to treat acne and skin infections, so it may not be appropriate for all infections and you shouldn't take it, if your doctor hasn't instructed you to do so. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Can Tetracycline be used for 2 infections?
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I have an infection in one of my teeth and was given Tetracycline to take for 10 days. Now I may have an ear infection. Can both infections be cured with one type of antibiotic? And if the ear infection turns out to be viral, then antibiotics won't do a thing. Thanks ## Yes, it may clear up both. The FDA lists typical antibiotic side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. And yes, you are correct again, it will not do anything to treat a virus. Is there anything else I can help with?
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dark green capsules
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Dark green gel cap, 500 on one side of cap and something real small on the other side. Can't make it out. Yellow powder inside. ## Sorry I just noticed my email I typed in wrong. It isn't a m on the end it is a n. ??sorry about that. ## I found out what they are. They are tetracycline 500s
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tetracycline hci capsules r 500gr dark pink in color are they genuine
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capsules made by Combitic Global Caplet PVT. Ltd INDIAAre they genuine? ## I have 500mg Pink capsules made by Combitic Global Caplet PVT LTD. They are Pink in color and packaged 10 to a package. It says Tetracycline HCI Capsules I.P. 500 mg.
Updated 1 year ago.
 
stugeron
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I need to know how long Stugeron is good after the expiration date on the front has passed. I have a pack here that says "exp 2 2013". I'm traveling soon so I would like to know if these pills will still work for me or not. Thanks! ## @Allyouneedtoknow, Not all expired medications are bad, but I think it's good that you took the time out to check first since some can be dangerous (i.e. tetracycline). According to a drug monograph I read, Stugeron has an estimated shelf life of 3 years. I also found out that it does not require any special storage conditions like most other meds do. So you should be fine to take it until 2016 based on that info alone. I don't know if at what point it can begin to diminish potency, however other drug studies suggest that many medicatio...
Updated 2 years ago.
 
what to take for tooth ache when pregnant
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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.
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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.

NDC Database Records for Tetracycline: (40 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0172-2407 Tetracycline 500 mg Oral Capsule by Ivax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0172-2416 Tetracycline 250 mg Oral Capsule by Ivax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0440-8505 Tetracycline 250 mg Oral Capsule by Liberty Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0591-2234 Tetracycline 250 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-2235 Tetracycline 500 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-2474 Tetracycline 250 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-2475 Tetracycline 500 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 10544-590 Tetracycline 500 mg Oral Capsule by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 16590-216 Tetracycline 250 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-217 Tetracycline 500 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-302 Tetracycline 250 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-640 Tetracycline 500 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 23155-017 Tetracycline 250 mg Oral Capsule by Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 23155-018 Tetracycline 500 mg Oral Capsule by Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 23155-487 Achromycin V 250 mg Oral Capsule by Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 23155-488 Achromycin V 500 mg Oral Capsule by Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 24236-404 Tetracycline 250 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 24471-200 Diabecline 30 mg/ml Topical Ointment by Thru Pharma, LLC
  • 43074-103 Tetra-abc .03 mg/ml Topical Ointment by Phillips Company
  • 43074-108 Dyabetex .03 mg/ml Topical Ointment by Phillips Company
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Other drugs which contain Tetracycline or a similar ingredient: (18 results)


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