Treat Acne With Tetracycline

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Tetracycline is an antibiotic that is produced using the Streptomyces genus of Actinobacteria. This antibiotic is used to treat various bacterial infections. It helps in treating gonorrhea, Chlamydia and is an effective drug for treating acne. This medication should be not be consumed by pregnant or breast feeding women.

How does it work?
Tetracycline works by fighting various pathogens and bacteria present in the body. The drug helps in fighting acne causing bacteria as well and proves to be a perfect cure for skin problems like acne. It inhibits the action of the prokaryotic 30s ribosome. However, some bacterial stains may develop resistance against tetracycline over a period of time.

How to use?
Since tetracycline is a prescription drug, it should be taken exactly as prescribed. Taking the drug any more or any less than the prescribed quantity could do you more harm than good.  Here are some points that you need to bear in mind while using tetracycline.

* Tetracycline should be taken with a glass full of water. At least 8 ounces of water is a must when using tetracycline.
* Food inhibits the absorption of tetracycline. Thus, tetracycline should only be taken on an empty stomach. Avoid eating anything two hours before and after consuming tetracycline.
* Tetracycline should not be consumed with dairy products. Dairy products can make the absorption of tetracycline by the body a little harder.
* If you are using oral suspension of this drug, make sure you shake well before use.
* Since tetracycline should be taken only in the prescribed quantity, it is advised that you consume the drug using a measuring spoon.
* If you are going to undergo a surgery, make sure that you tell your doctor that you are consuming this medicine. You might need to give up tetracycline for some time.

Are there any side effects of tetracycline?
Tetracycline is a powerful antibiotic and can have several side effects. These side effect can range from moderate effects such as dizziness, fever to the more serious ones such as difficulty in breathing or swelling of the face.

Some of the side effects of tetracycline include:

* Swelling in your genital area
* Mild nausea
* Trouble swallowing
* Stomach upset
* Vomiting and diarrhea

In some cases the side effects of tetracycline can be a little more serious. Call the doctor if you experience any of the following side effects.

* Severe headache
* Blurred vision
* Yellowish skin
* Fast heart rate
* Loss of appetite.

What are the brand names for tetracycline?
Tetracycline is available in the market under the following brand names:

* Achromycin 250 mg
* Achromycin 500 mg
* Sumycin 250 mg

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