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Tetracycline (Overview)

Tetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, chlamydia and acne.


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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

Tetracycline (Overview)

Tetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, chlamydia and acne.


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Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up, now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone. I cannot take accutane. What next?

Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up, now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone. I cannot take accutane. What next?

What next?: What do you mean exactly? Is the new regimen not working? Besides the medication, you could add fish oil 3 grams a day. Omega 3s are very important against acne. It wouldn't hurt and may help quite a bit. ...Read more

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I get underground pimples constantly. I got prescribed tetracycline from my doctor and wash my face every day but still can't seem to get ride of them.?

I get underground pimples constantly. I got prescribed tetracycline from my doctor and wash my face every day but still can't seem to get ride of them.?

Humph: What are you waging your face with? Don't scrub! Wash with an acne wash like neutrogena for acne then at night start using benzoyl peroxide. Start on for 2 hrs and work up to leaving it on all night. Use a retinol in the am. Moisturize! Use noncomedogenic makeup. Maybe change antibiotic. ...Read more

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If I use tetracycline should I be using other acne products also?

If I use tetracycline should I be using other acne products also?

Yes: Oral tetracycline is a great start, and works well with a topical Clindamycin product with or without a retinoic acid derivative. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 30 weeks pregnant and I used tetracycline eye ointment 1 % once on my eye lid. How is it dangerous for my baby? Thanks

I am 30 weeks pregnant and I used tetracycline eye ointment 1 % once on my eye lid. How is it dangerous for my baby? Thanks

Not really: Tetracycline capsules for a normal course of treatment pose a risk of staining the teeth of a developing baby. Applying to the eyelid, especially once only, has such a tiny amount of absorption to the circulation that there is really no risk at all. Don't worry. ...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

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Does tetracycline work well with acne on the face?

Does tetracycline work well with acne on the face?

Acne: Tetracycline is fairly effective in acne. However, the drug is in short supply so alternatives such as Doxycycline are usually substituted. ...Read more

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On tetracycline, acne clear up initially now it flare up again! Help! I cannot do accutane. Is there other ways? I don't think tetracycline works for me

Multiple approach: Tetracycline dose can be increased and taking for a longer period, in addition to use of topicals like benzyol perioxide at prescription strength, or retina a or salicyclic acid and avoidance comedonic lotions. Dermatologist input will be helpful ...Read more

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Macrolides/tetracyclines toxic in any way?

What does toxic mean: They are toxic to bacteria. Not usually toxic to humans side effects are possible...Macrolides often cause stomach irritation. Tetracycline may discolor teeth with long term use and are inactivated by concomitant intake of dairy products containing calcium or iron containing vitamins and antacids. ...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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What are the side effects of tetracycline on 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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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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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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