Find out how to take Tetracycline (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.
How to take Tetracycline
How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet, capsule, oral liquid to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
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.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections.
It fights bacteria in the body.
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.
Store it at room temperature.
Drug Name : Tetracycline
Tetracycline(Helidac Therapy) generic is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections. It fights bacteria in the body.
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Trade Names for Tetracycline
Helidac Therapy, Sumycin