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I'm on accutane. I'm so sad that I use tetracycline ointment 1% on lip. After 5 mins, I wiped it. It happens 1 time when taking accutane. Is it dangerous?

I'm on accutane. I'm so sad that I use tetracycline ointment 1% on lip. After 5 mins, I wiped it. It happens 1 time when taking accutane. Is it dangerous?

Accutane can be: Accutane can cause depression and even suicidal thoughts. If any concerns, see physician asap. If continuing tetracycline, this can effect the metabolism of psychiatric medications. This must be considered by any prescriber of psychiatric meds. Sometimes the psych meds can help clear up acne. Need to see a psychiatrist well versed in psychopharmacology, especially psychodermatology. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What do you recommend if I am feeling pressure on the back on my head after taking tetracycline?

What do you recommend if I am feeling pressure on the back on my head after taking tetracycline?

Stop taking it: Tetracyclines and related medications can actually cause intracranial hypertension, or elevated pressures in the head. Usually the symptoms start after 2 weeks or more of treatment. Symptoms can progress to include changes in vision. I would recommend to stop the medicine and call your doctor. This could turn into something serious and you should get it checked. ...Read more

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Can I take tetracycline & doxycycline at the same time? I am 40 all of a sudden broke out with cystic and whiteheads around mouth & chin. Thanks!

Can I take tetracycline & doxycycline at the same time? I am 40 all of a sudden broke out with cystic and whiteheads around mouth & chin. Thanks!

Don't take both: As the name implies, these drugs are chemically very similar and they have exactly the same activity against various problems, including acne. There is never a reason to take both; it would just increase the chance of side effects (like stomach upset, sensitivity to sunburn) without improving your acne. Speak with the doctor (s) who prescribed them and/or taking care of your acne. ...Read more

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Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

No: Eye ointments usually are very narrow range of acidity or less likely to hurt really bad when placed in eye. Skin ointments are more crude and not made to put in eyes. ...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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Two failed treatments for h pylori. Now a third with tetracycline. If it doesn't work what next? Husband tested positive going to do a first treatment

Two failed treatments for h pylori. Now a third with tetracycline. If it doesn't work what next? Husband tested positive going to do a first treatment

Its possible you &: ...your husband have been passing the infection back and forth. It's critical that you both eradicate the H.pylori organism with simultaneous treatment. Stay the course, make sure you and he both complete your full antibiotic regimen, then both get checked to ensure that H.pylori is gone. ...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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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 are the differences between tetracyclic and tetracycline?

Tetra- vs Try- cycli: Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Tricyclic is an antidepressant. Type. It also has properties to decrease abdominal cramping (antispasmodic). ...Read more

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Could tetracycline ruin muscle gains?

Could tetracycline ruin muscle gains?

Tetracycle musclegai: I know of now evidence to support the concept that tetracycline will negatively affect muscles gains. ...Read more

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Can tetracycline be used to kill e. Coli?

Yes: E. Coli acquired outside the hospital are frequently sensitive to tetracycline. In hospital between 50 and 90% of strains of e. Coli are sensitive. As many strains are resistant sensitivity studies in the microbiology lab need to be performed before using tetracycline to treat a known e. Coli infection.. ...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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Should I have tetracycline removed from my gums?

Should I have tetracycline removed from my gums?

Why is it there?: Tetracycline (arestin, atradox) is inserted in deep gum pockets between the teeth and gums to kill destructive bacteria and encourage pocket depth reduction and reattachment of the gum to the tooth. These tetracyclines do not need to be removed as they dissolve with time. If you refer to tetracycline staining of teeth, no treatment is needed except for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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What are the differences between minocycline, doxycline and tetracycline?

What are the differences between minocycline, doxycline and tetracycline?

See below: They are all 3 antibiotics of the tetracycline class and have very similar antibacterial spectrums. Minocycline and Doxycycline can be given safely to patients with renal failure. Minocycline gets high nasal and sinus levels and is good for MRSA colonization treatment. Doxycycline can cause photosensitivity but is otherwise well tolerated. ...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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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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Can tetracycline cause tooth discoloration?

Can tetracycline cause tooth discoloration?

Tetracycline stain: Tetracycline stained teeth occurs when this antibiotic is taken when you still have your baby teeth, and the permanent teeth are still forming.

It causes a developmental defect in the enamal and the deeper layers of the tooth in the form of dark brown or gray staining. This is known as intrinsic staining because it comes from within the tooth. ...Read more

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How does tetracycline inhibit protein synthesis?

Tetracycline: Tetracycline inhibits protein synthesis and thus bacterial growth by binding to 30s and possibly 50s ribosomal subunits of susceptible bacteria. ...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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Tetracycline for 2wks; does it cause loose green stools?

Tetracycline for 2wks; does it cause loose green stools?

Prolonged doses if: Any antibiotic can cause not only changes in color and or consistency of your stools, but also an increased risk for antibiotic induced diarrhea. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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