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dear SIR ive h.pylori they recommend tetracyclin to me  with omprazol&claithinin but idont know  which dose is ok ..? tetracyclin 500  or 250??? which one? my best regard
by rashin in kuwait, 09/11/2008


I have been allergic to penicillin since 1989.  I remember taking tetracycline 10 years before that in adolescence with no adverse effects. I need to know if Tetracyline is part of the penicillin family.  I ask, because even though it's ...
by Elizabeth Ruiz in NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 03/12/2009

What is the normal dose of Tetracycline?

I received a prescription for Tetracycline 100 mg for a throat/sinus infection. Do you think perhaps they may have made an error; this is not the usual dosage prescribed from what I understand. ANy comments are welcome. Thank you
by valerie gwin, 11/08/2005

formulation of tetracycline hydrochloride topical ointment

what is the formulation of tetracycline hydrochloride topical ointment?the ingredient of drug?
by reihaneh in iran-tehran, 02/24/2007

Tetracycline for Acne

I want to ask a question about the dosage of tetracycline for acne. I am using tetracycline 500 mg B.I.D for 3 weeks now and my acne is already healing. I want to know if how long i can take tetracycline, because the first time i take it it heals my a...
by Anonymous in nueva Ecija, Philippines, 08/11/2006

Tetracycline hydrochloride
Tetracycline hydrochloride (Achromycin Ophthalmic Ointment, Achromycin Ophthalmic Suspension)
Tetracycline hydrochloride
(teh-trah- SYE-kleen)
Pregnancy Category: D Achromycin Ophthalmic Ointment Achromycin Ophthalmic Suspension Actisite Periodontal Fiber Apo-Tetra Jaa Tetra Nor-Tet Novo-Tetra Nu-Tetra Panmycin Robicaps Sumycin 250 and 500 Sumycin Syrup Tetracap Tetracyn Topicycline Topical Solution (Rx)

Classification: Antibiotic, tetracycline

See Also: See also Tetracyclines .

Action/Kinetics: t 1/2: 7-11 hr. From 40% to 70% excreted unchanged in urine; 65% bound to serum proteins. Always express dose as the hydrochloride salt.

Additional Uses: PO: As part of combination therapy to eradicate H. pylori infections. Ophthalmic: Superficial ophthalmic infections due to Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Neisseria and Bacteroides. Prophylaxis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in newborns. With oral therapy for treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis. Topical: Acne vulgaris, prophylaxis or treatment of infection following skin abrasions, minor cuts, wounds, or burns. Tetracycline fiber: Adult periodontitis. Investigational: Pleural sclerosing agent in malignant pleural effusions (administered by chest tube); in combination with gentamicin for Vibrio vulnificus infections due to wound infection after trauma or by eating contaminated seafood. Mouthwash (use suspension) to treat nonspecific mouth ulcerations, canker sores, aphthous ulcers. Possible drug of choice for stage I Lyme disease.

Contraindications: Use of the topical ointment in or around the eyes. Ophthalmic products to treat fungal diseases of the eye, dendritic keratitis, vaccinia, varicella, mycobacterial eye infections, or following removal of a corneal foreign body.

Special Concerns: Use tetracycline fiber with caution in clients with a history of oral candidiasis. Use of the fiber in chronic abscesses has not been evaluated. Safety and efficacy of the fiber have not been determined in children.

Additional Side Effects: Temporary blurring of vision or stinging following administration. Dermatitis and photosensitivity following ophthalmic use. Use of the tetracycline fiber: Oral candidiasis, glossitis, staining of the tongue, severe gingival hyperplasia, minor throat irritation, pain following placement in an abscessed area, throbbing pain, hypersensitivity reactions.

How Supplied: Tetracycline: Syrup: 125 mg/5 mL; Tetracycline hydrochloride: Capsule: 100 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg; Ointment: 3%; Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg

?Capsules, Syrup, Tablets Mild to moderate infections.
Adults, usual: 500 mg b.i.d. or 250 mg q.i.d.
Severe infections.
Adult: 500 mg q.i.d. Children over 8 years: 25-50 mg/kg/day in four equal doses.
Eradication of H. pylori.
The following regimens may be used: (1) Tetracycline, 500 mg q.i.d. for 2 weeks, plus metronidazoloe, 250 mg q.i.d. for 2 weeks, plus bismsuth subsalicylate, 525 mg q.i.d. for 2 weeks, plus a H2 receptor antagonist. (2) Clarithromycin, 500 mg b.i.d. for 2 weeks, plus ranitidine bismuth citrate, 400 mg b.i.d. for 4 weeks, plus either metronidazole, 500 mg b.i.d., or amoxicillin, 1 g b.i.d., or tetracycline, 500 mg b.i.d. for 2 weeks. (3) Tetracycline, 500 mg q.i.d. for 2 weeks, plus metronidazole, 500 mg t.i.d. for 2 weeks, plus bismuth subsalicylate, 525 mg q.i.d. for 2 weeks, plus either lansoprazole, 30 mg once daily or omeprazole, 20 mg once daily, for 2 weeks.
500 mg q.i.d. for 3 weeks with 1 g streptomycin IM b.i.d. for first week and once daily the second week.
Total of 30-40 g over 10-15 days.
Initially, 1.5 g; then, 500 mg q 6 hr until 9 g has been given.
Gonorrhea sensitive to penicillin.
Initially, 1.5 g; then, 500 mg q 6 hr for 4 days (total: 9 g).
NOTE: The CDC have established treatment schedules for STDs. GU or rectal Chlamydia trachomatis infections.
500 mg q.i.d. for minimum of 7 days.
Severe acne.
Initially, 1 g/day; then, 125-500 mg/day (long-term).
?Topical Acne.
Apply topical solution to affected areas in the morning and at night, making sure that skin is completely wet after each application.
Apply OTC ointment (3%) to affected areas 1-4 times/day. A sterile bandage may be used.
?Tetracycline Fiber Adult periodontitis.
Place the fiber into the periodontal pocket until the pocket is filled (amount of fiber will vary with pocket depth and contour) ensuring that the fiber is in contact with the base of the pocket. Retain the fiber in place for 10 days, after which it is to be removed. The effectiveness of subsequent therapy with the fiber has not been assessed.

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