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

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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Right after taking a tetracycline antibiotic can I take a antiacid?

You should not...: ...Because many antacids contain calcium which binds tetracyclines and prevents absorption. ...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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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 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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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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I'm allergic to tetracycline can I take keflex?

Yes: These 2 medicines are different classes. The doctor who prescribed the keeled should be able to explain this to you as well. ...Read more

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If im allergic to amoxicillin , can i take tetracycline?

If im allergic to amoxicillin , can i take tetracycline?

Yes, no problem: These two drugs are chemically very different and do not cross react. (And of course your doctor would not have prescribed tetracycline instead, assuming s/he knew you are allergic to amox.) ...Read more

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Please tell me what streptomycin and tetracycline and e-coli are?

Antibiotic definitio: Streptomycin and tetracycline are antibiotics of two different types. "e-coli" is a bacteria found in serious infections. It is also however, and there are numerous strains, is a bacteria which is a normal resident in the colon. , . ...Read more

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How to take tetracycline tablets 250mg four times a day for tropical sprue?? And any special precautions??

Tetracycline/sprue: Tetracycline sensitizes skin to sun exposure so that sunscreen is very important to prevent sunburn and skin damage. Drinking milk with it impairs absorption. It is best taken one hour before meals or 2 hours after meals. Bactim 2Xs a day is easier. Schedule doses. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/mono-73-TETRACYCLINE+-+ORAL.aspx?drugid=5919&drugname=Tetracycline+Oral ...Read more

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I have had strep many times, was swab confirmed in the past. What amoxicillin or tetracycline dosage can I use for strep? I am an adult male.

I have had strep many times, was swab confirmed in the past. What amoxicillin or tetracycline dosage can I use for strep? I am an adult male.

Past not Relevant: Past conditions are not relevant to current condition. You need to see your doctor for a current swab. Once confirmed/refuted, your doc can prescribe the appropriate medication. We can not prescribe or recommend prescriptions in this forum. ...Read more

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Suddenly have spots (like birthmarks) in pekvic area. On tetracycline for 2mos now. Is this normal? Will the spots go away after i'm off tetracyline?

Drug eruption?: The healthtap team is clever but nobody can diagnose a rash we cannot see. I'm concerned that this is a drug eruption and your physician needs to see it before things get really troublesome. ...Read more

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