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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, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

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    Expert advice for Tetracycline

    • Your doctor has prescribed Tetracycline to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
    • Take Tetracycline with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach and acid reflux.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
    • Do not take calcium, antacids or iron at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking Tetracycline.
    • Discontinue Tetracycline and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.


    Content on this page was last updated on 13 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)