etracycline is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

Tetracycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and others.

Tetracycline may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.200000593

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  • Ala-Tet, Panmycin, Sumycin
  • Applies to tetracycline: capsule, capsule delayed release, capsule extended release, powder for suspension, suspension, syrup, tablet, tablet delayed release, tablet extended release

    Other dosage forms:

    implant, powder for suspension
    As well as its needed effects, tetracycline may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

    If any of the following side effects occur while taking tetracycline, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

    For all tetracyclinesMore common
    Increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight (rare with minocycline)
    Rare
    Abdominal pain
    bulging fontanel (soft spot on head) of infants
    headache
    loss of appetite
    nausea and vomiting
    visual changes
    yellowing skin
    For demeclocycline onlyLess common
    Greatly increased frequency of urination or amount of urine
    increased thirst
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    For minocycline onlyLess common
    Pigmentation (darker color or discoloration) of skin and mucous membranes
    Some tetracycline side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    For all tetracyclinesMore common
    Cramps or burning of the stomach
    diarrhea
    Less common
    Itching of the rectal or genital (sex organ) areas
    sore mouth or tongue
    For minocycline onlyMore common
    Dizziness, light-headedness, or unsteadiness
    In some patients tetracyclines may cause the tongue to become darkened or discolored. This effect is only temporary and will go away when you Stop taking tetracycline.
  • Tetracycline (oral tablet, oral capsule, oral suspension, compounding powder) Please confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.