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

  • ₹15 to ₹29
    Sanofi India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹12 to ₹22
    Abbott India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹16
    Mercury Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹9 to ₹10
    Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹10 to ₹17
    Abbott India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹9
    Agron Remedies Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹6
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹6
    Zydus Cadila
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹9 to ₹13
    Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹6 to ₹12
    Zydus Cadila
    2 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 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)