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Doctor insights on: Right After Taking A Tetracycline Antibiotic Can I Take A Antiacid

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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After taking tetracycline, can I take an antacid right away?

No: Many antibiotics require ideal conditions in the stomach in order to be adequately absorbed and fight infection. Antacids will interfere with the effectiveness of tetracycline, Doxycycline and minocycline. It is best to avoid antacids all together when taking tetracycline antibiotics. Otherwise, one should separate tetracyclines & antacids by several hours. Always check with your pharmacist first. ...Read more

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Peri-oral dermatitis:was on the antibiotic tetracycline.I'm 15 weeks pregnant- broke out again.Is there anything safe for me to take besides creams?

Peri-oral dermatitis:was on the antibiotic tetracycline.I'm 15 weeks pregnant- broke out again.Is there anything safe for me to take besides creams?

No: When dealing with the subject of medications and pregnancy the benefit of therapy should clearly outweigh the risk of taking a medication. Ask your physician if your perioral dermatitis is severe enough to meet this standard. ...Read more

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How to use a tetracycline antibiotic by an adult !?

How to use a tetracycline antibiotic by an adult !?

It depends: This depends on the reason tetracycline is being prescribed. Please ask your physician for the intended instructions. ...Read more

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What happens to the stomach when overuse of antibiotics (i was on tetracycline for a long time for acne).?

GI overgrowth : Bacteria resistant to the tetracycline can overgrow in your GI tract. But one of the reasons Minocycline is used for acne is that there is a low level of resistance that develops to it. Any drug can irritate the stomach lining, but Minocycline has a very low rate of GI side effects. ...Read more

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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


Tetracycline (Definition)

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