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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm using tetracycline 250 for get rid of face pimples, how long do I have to take this medicine to get best results?
Here's the key: Don't ever use an antibiotic alone to manage acne. You also need to be using topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day or as you can tolerate. Avoid taking tetracycline with milk, antacids or iron. Expect a good result in 4-8 weeks. If it's not satisfactory, or you risk getting scars, consider a course of isotretinoin. It's not for the faint-hearted but it works. ...Read more
I have started tetracycline for acne , says take on an empty stomach so can I take first thing in the morning or shall I wait two hours after eating ?
No: Tetracycline can bind to doubly valent ions like calcium. Since a lot of people have milk with their meals the better instruction would be to avoid taking it with milk or antacids which also frequently contain calcium or magnesium. That's why it was important to be awake in Chem 101. Usually after an hour or two that food moves on. The pharmacist usually attaches a label to the bottle explaining i ...Read more
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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