Generic Name : Tetracycline Pronunciation : tet ra sye’ kleen Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics ICD Code : Y40.4
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International- Helidac Therapy, Sumycin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections. It fights bacteria in the body. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adults: Usual daily dose is 1 to 2 gm.
For mild to moderate infections: 500 mg two times per day.
For children above eight years of age: usual daily dose is 10 to 20 mg/lb (25 to 50 mg/kg) body weight divided in four equal doses. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet, capsule, oral liquid to take by mouth, on an empty stomach. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diarrhea, a stomach infection, or kidney problems, any allergies, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* It may cause stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools; if it is so consult with your doctor. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Loss of appetite, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bulky loose stools, mouth ulcer, sore throat, tongue inflammation, difficulty in swallowing, hoarseness and inflammatory lesions.
Skin - Sensitivity to sunlight.
Genitourinary - Increases in BUN.
Hypersensitivity - Shock, fever, rash, joint pain, hives and bruising.
Blood - Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
Miscellaneous - Dizziness and headache.
* Avoid exposure to sunlight.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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