Demeclocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body.
Demeclocycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and others.
Demeclocycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
pale skin, dark colored urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
confusion, mood changes, weakness, increased thirst or urination;
swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all;
chest pain, wheezing, dry cough, rapid breathing, feeling short of breath;
severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
headache, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes;
sore throat and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or
severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate.
Less serious side effects may include:
sores or swelling in your rectal or genital area;
mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite;
white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
swollen tongue, trouble swallowing; or
vaginal itching or discharge.
Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Infection: 150 mg orally 4 times a day or 300 mg orally twice a day Usual Pediatric Dose for Bacterial Infection: Above 8 years of age: 7 to 13 mg/kg/day orally divided in 2 to 4 doses Maximum dose: 600 mg/day