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What is tetracycline?

What is tetracycline?

Tetracycline: Tetracycline is an antibiotic that is often used for the treatment of acne and skin infections. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Sumycin (Definition)

Sumycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


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Sunlight and tetracycline?

Sunlight and tetracycline?

Be careful: Tetracycline makes you more sensitive to the sun (photosensitivity), so wear sunscreen and be careful. ...Read more

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Can you take tetracycline indefinitely?

Can you take tetracycline indefinitely?

Tetracycline: Not a good idea to take this medication indefinitely because you will get side affects of the antibiotic. Young people will get staining of the teeth, yeast infections of your body, allergic reactions from the medication, or drug resistant super infections. ...Read more

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Is chlorhexidin a subtype of 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

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What medical condition is tetracycline useful for?

Bacterial infections: Bacterial infections and commonly used for skin infections, including acne. ...Read more

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What illnesses might my mothe have taken tetracycline for in the ninteen fifty's?

What illnesses might my mothe have taken tetracycline for in the ninteen fifty's?

Acne, lung infection: Tetracyclines were commonly used for skin, sinus, and lung infections. In fact, Doxycycline is in the class of tetracyclines and is still commonly used for these problems. ...Read more

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Hi, can I take tetracycline and cerozzete? And can I take tetracycline 2 hours before eating?

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

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What are tetracyclines?

Tetracycline: Tetracycline is an antibiotic that is often used for the treatment of acne and skin infections. ...Read more

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Should I take tetracycline for rosacea?

Should I take tetracycline for rosacea?

Rosacea: There are so many options for acne rosacea. Depends on the mildness or severity. Tetracycline is an old antibiotics with more side effects as compared to new one. But yes, you can use tetracycline. ...Read more

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What does tetracycline do to the fetus?

What does tetracycline do to the fetus?

Teeth stains.: Tetracyclines (including doxycycline) are avoided during pregnancy because they can cause permanent yellow-gray-brown tooth discoloration in adults after fetal/childhood exposure. ...Read more

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Can I take tetracycline and amoxilin together?

Can I take tetracycline and amoxilin together?

Yes, but why?: I suppose you could, but I can't think of very many reasons why you should. They have a similar spectrum of activity, so it's a bit redundant. ...Read more

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How common are the side effects of tetracycline?

Tetracycline SE's: See: Tetracycline Side Effects in Detail - Drugs. Com (http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/tetracycline-side-effects. Html) ...Read more

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Can you take alcohol while taking tetracycline?

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

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What are the differences between tetracyclic and tetracycline?

Tetra- vs Try- cycli: Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Tricyclic is an antidepressant. Type. It also has properties to decrease abdominal cramping (antispasmodic). ...Read more

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Ran out of minocycline, but have tetracycline, should I take it?

Depends: Both of these medications are often used in the treatment of acne and can be substituted for each other without complication. You should always seek the advice of your physician, however, before taking another medication other than what was originally prescribed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking tetracycline if it is not needed?

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

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Should I be worried about the side effects of sumycin (tetracycline)?

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

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Is 4 years too long to take daily tetracycline and should it be stopped gradually?

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

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I am using tetracycline 500mg twice daily but still I am having breakout what else medication should I take?

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

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Could tetracycline ruin muscle gains?

Could tetracycline ruin muscle gains?

Tetracycle musclegai: I know of now evidence to support the concept that tetracycline will negatively affect muscles gains. ...Read more

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Can tetracycline be used to kill e. Coli?

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

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Is tetracycline effective against candiasis?

Candiasis: No. Tetracycline is an antibiotic that is very useful for the treatment of acne and rosacea. It does not work against yeast infections such as candida. ...Read more

Tetracycline (Definition)

Tetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract ...Read more