Tetracycline should not be used in children under age 8 unless your doctor decides it is needed.
Specially buffered tetracycline solutions can be administered IM and IV.
IF ANY TETRACYCLINE IS USED DURING PREGNANCY, OR IF THE PATIENT BECOMES PREGNANT WHILE TAKING THESE DRUGS, THE PATIENT SHOULD BE APPRISED OF THE POTENTIAL HAZARD TO THE FETUS.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you get a sunburn. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including nail discoloration, muscle pain, difficult or painful swallowing, signs of kidney problems such as change in the amount of urine , brown gray tooth discoloration, numbness tingling of the hands feet, unusual fatigue, new signs of infection e.
Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. It also binds to some extent to the bacterial 50S ribosomal subunit and may alter the cytoplasmic membrane causing intracellular components to leak from bacterial cells.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Oral ingestion of antihistamines has the potential to cause serious adverse effects in young children.
Patients should be advised that serious skin reactions have been reported in association with Tegretol.
QT prolongation is lower and caution is advised.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of this medicine.
Phototoxic dermatitis may occur in people treated with demethylchlortetracycline and other analogues, but this reaction is rare in other animals. Therefore, one can hypothesize actually, as protozoans become resistant to traditional antiparasitic agents, tetracycline could be used more extensively for treatment of these diseases in the coming years.
Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its effects.