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Coming Off Tetracycline
No: Chlorhexidine is a bisbiguanide, unrelated to tetracycline. It is used in disinfectants (disinfection of the skin and hands), cosmetics (additive to creams, toothpaste, deodorants, and antiperspirants), and pharmaceutical products (preservative in eye drops, active substance in wound dressings and antiseptic mouthwashes). ...Read more
Yes, but...: You might burn more easily. Wear sunscreen. ...Read more
Tetra: It may cause tooth discoloration.Get a more detailed answer ›
BCP and antibiotics: Antibiotics, as penicillins, tetracyclines, metronidazole, sulfur drugs, antifungals, rifampin may lower the effectiveness of BCP (has been shown definitively only for rifampin). Mini pills may be more suceptible. Use an second method (diaphragm) while on antibiotics and for a week afterward. DO NOT STOP the BCP when on antibiotic. Tetracycline can be taken 1-2 hrs before or 2 hrs after meals ...Read more
No: If you are on tetracycline for a particular infection, you should not be drinking alcohol. Alcohol reduces the ability of the body to fight infection, and also has a number of drug interactions. If you are on low doses for something like acne, social amounts of alcohol may be ok, but in some people actually worsens acne. Talk to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Rare: Very rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
Side effects: The side effects of tetracycline differ depending on the age of the patient. If tetracycline is given to a young child who is forming its adult teeth, it can stain the teeth. In women who have a propensity for a vaginal discharge, tetracycline can kill off the bacteria and the yeast that are in the vagina will see more food and can overgrow making a yeast discharge worse. Some forms of tetracycl. ...Read more
Sumycin (tetracycline) side effects: Side effects of sumycin (tetracycline) include:anaphylaxis, tooth discoloration, angioedema, photosensitivity, lupus, serum-sickness, erythema multiforme, stenens-johnson, pancreatitis, thrombocytopenia, anemia, pseudo tumor cerebri, nephrotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, super infection, nausea, diarrhea, rash, anorexia, urticaria, headache. ...Read more
No and probably No: For certain conditions, certain people might be on tetracycline type antibiotics for a long time and 4 years is not necessarily too long. Tetracycline would not usually be associated with any withdrawal type symptoms. Some people might be tapered off to ascertain if the lower dose still controls their condition vs stopping all at once. A personal physician/best person to make such decision. ...Read more
I am using tetracycline 500mg twice daily but still I am having breakout what else medication should I take?
Acne: I suppose you are being treated for acne. I would speak with your provider and see if he agrees with using a topical preparation in addition to the anbiotics. There are both prescription and non prescription topicals. I would also look at your diet and check for allergies to hair products or facial products. ...Read more
My friend is on tablets for roscrea (by mycin, tetracycline family) and wants to get micro needling (for face). Is this advisable?
Yes: E. Coli acquired outside the hospital are frequently sensitive to tetracycline. In hospital between 50 and 90% of strains of e. Coli are sensitive. As many strains are resistant sensitivity studies in the microbiology lab need to be performed before using tetracycline to treat a known e. Coli infection.. ...Read more