TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

Tetracycline, is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections, acne, infections of skin, genital and urinary systems by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria. A few of the common side effects are upset stomach, diarrhea, itching of the rectum or vagina, sore mouth, redness of the skin and changes in skin color. Tetracycline comes as a capsule and suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken two to four times daily. Do not take tetracycline with food, especially dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, and ice cream.

Questions | Reviews ***~

Sun sensitivity

How sensitive can tetracycline (500mg twice daily) make a patient to sunlight and UV rays? I am a police officer and have to spend time in direct sunlight and I have had considerable sun burn since on this med. What precautions should I take? Should I...
by Jim, 08/09/2006

Tetracycline & Birth Control

I had a flareup of rosacea last week and decided to start taking my tetracycline. I took one pill Tuesday morning. About an hour later, I remembered that it decreases the effectiveness of the birth control pill (I'm taking Enpresse). I did not tak...
by Beth in upstate, NY, 08/03/2006


how long does it take trtracycline  to get out of your system
by tracie wilson in michigan, 09/11/2007

Tetracyclin for acne treatment

I have a bad case of acne on my back,. The doctor prescribed tetra capsules. I have 2 main concerns 1. Does the acne clear only while taking the medication? Will it occur again after the complete course of tetra is completed? 2. The doctor sa...
by Fina in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12/15/2005

TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Drug and Prescription Information

TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Medication Classification


TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Brandname

Sumycin, Tetracon, Wesmycin, Brodspec, Helidac Therapy

TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule is used for the Treatment

Tetracycline (tet-ra-SYE-kleen) Treats infections.

When To Not Use TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

You should not use tetracycline if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any tetracycline antibiotic (doxycycline, minocycline). Do not give this medicine to children under 8 years old because it can permanently change tooth color. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How Should You Use TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

Capsule, Liquid, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Swallow the medicine with a full glass of water. You may take the medicine with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • Shake the oral liquid well just before each use. Measure the medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Storage

Store TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using penicillin, antacids (such as Maalox®, Mylanta®), a blood thinner (Coumadin®), or multivitamins or mineral supplements that contain calcium or magnesium.
  • Avoid taking the medicine with milk or other dairy products.
  • Birth control pills, may not work while you are using tetracycline. To keep from getting pregnant, use another form of birth control such as condoms, a diaphragm, or contraceptive foam or jelly.

TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease or liver disease.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.

TETRACYCLINE (Oral) (Capsule Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools
  • Headache, blurred vision
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the upper stomach
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
  • Mild skin rash

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Ehigiator, Ehigiator - 08/08/2013

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