Use Tetracycline to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.
The usual daily dose is 1g to 2g. Your doctor may increase the dosage in case of severe infections.
You should continue therapy for at least 24 to 48 hours after the symptoms and fever have subsided.
Talk to your physician before taking this medicine if you are hypersensitive to tetracyclines. Using Tetracycline in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication is unlikely to provide benefit and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
If you skip doses or do not complete the full course of therapy, you may risk a decrease in the effectiveness of the immediate treatment. Also there is a chance that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by Tetracycline or other antibacterial drugs in the future.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects you may experience may include: anorexia, epigastric distress, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bulky loose stools, stomatitis, sore throat, glossitis, black hairy tongue, dysphagia, hoarseness, enterocolitis, and inflammatory lesions (with candidal overgrowth) in the anogenital region.
Store the tablets at room temperature; avoid excessive heat. Dispense in tight, light-resistant containers. Keep out of the reach of children.
In case of overdosage, seek emergency medical attention.
If you are undergoing long-term therapy, periodic laboratory evaluation of organ system function, including renal, hepatic, and hematopoietic systems, should be performed.
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