How to Take Tetracycline and Dose of Tetracycline


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) 

Hypersensitivity.

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature.
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