Tetracycline

  • TRADE NAMES: Apo-Tetra; Economycin; Florocycline; Helidac (Prometheus); Steclin; Sumycin (Par); Teflin; Teline; Tetramig; Topicycline; Zorbenal-G
  • INDICATIONS: Various infections caused by susceptible organisms
  • CLASS: Antibiotic, tetracycline
  • HALF-LIFE: 6–11 hours
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

ACE inhibitors, Acitretin, Aluminum, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Antacids, Atovaquone, Atovaquone/Proguanil, Bacampicillin, Betamethasone, Bismuth, Bromelain, Calcium salts, Carbenicillin, Cholestyramine, Cloxacillin, Colestipol, Corticosteroids, Coumarins, Dairy products, Dicloxacillin, Didanosine, Digoxin, Ergotamine, Food, Gliclazide, Isotretinoin, Kaolin, Methicillin, Methotrexate, Methoxyflurane, Methysergide, Mezlocillin, Nafcillin, Oral iron, Oral typhoid vaccine, Oxacillin, Penicillins, Phenindione, Piperacillin, Quinapril, Retinoids, Rocuronium, Sodium Picosulfate, Strontium Ranelate, Sucralfate, Sulfonylureas, Ticarcillin, Tripotassium dicitratobismuthate, Vitamin A, Zinc

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: D

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SKIN
NAILS
MUCOSAL
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
GENITOURINARY
RENAL
OTIC
OCULAR
LOCAL
OTHER


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric