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What are tetracyclines?

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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What is tetracycline?

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

Tetracycline (Definition)

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