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    Tetracycline

    Information about Tetracycline

    Tetracycline uses

    Tetracycline is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How tetracycline works

    Tetracycline is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

    Common side effects of tetracycline

    Nausea, Rash, Vomiting, Urticaria, Loss of appetite, Photosensitivity, Diarrhoea, Haemolytic anemia

    Available Medicine for Tetracycline

    • ₹10
      Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹6
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹10
      Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹6 to ₹12
      Zydus Cadila
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹3 to ₹13
      Deys Medical
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹10 to ₹17
      Abbott
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹5 to ₹13
      Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹9
      Agron Remedies Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹9 to ₹13
      Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹6
      Zydus Cadila
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Tetracycline

    • Caution is advised while taking tetracycline if you are sensitive to light; suffer from myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease characterized by very weak muscles and unusual tiredness), liver and kidney disorder.
    • Do not take tetracycline with milk, milk containing product or food derived from milk.
    • Do not take iron and calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking tetracycline. 
    • Avoid exposure to sunlight as tetracyclines may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
    • Inform your doctor if you have intolerance to sucrose or lactose.


    Content on this page was last updated on 08 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)