This medication is a tetracycline antibiotic, prescribed for certain bacterial infections. It stops the bacterial growth.
Adults: Usual daily dose - Four divided doses of 150 mg each or two divided doses of 300 mg each.
For children above eight years of age: Usual daily dose, 7 to 13 mg per kg body weight per day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, diabetes, any allergy, who are taking this medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
• Monitor liver function, kidney function, complete blood cell counts, and blood sugar regularly while taking this medication.
• Gastrointestinal :
Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, inflammation of the tongue, difficulty in swallowing, intestinal inflammation, and inflammatory lesions.
• Skin : Rashes, redness of the skin, pigmentation, sensitivity to light.
• Genitourinary : Acute kidney failure.
• Hypersensitivity : Hives, swelling in the face and neack, shock, lung infection with eosinophilia.
• Blood : Anemia, decrease in platelets and white blood cells.
• Central Nervous System : Dizziness, headache, ringing in the ear, stroke and visual disturbances.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (20°-25°C).