Tetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Tetracycline is effective against a wide variety of bacteria including:
- Chlamydia psittaci;
- Chlamydia trachomatis;
- Hemophilus influenzae;
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae;
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae;
- Streptococcus pneumoniae;
Tetracycline, a "broad-spectrum" antibiotic, is prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as:
- Amoebic infections;
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever typhus fever tick fevers;
- Upper respiratory infections;
- Urinary tract infections;
Tetracycline is also prescribed to help treat severe acne and to treat trachoma (a chronic eye infection) and
conjunctivitis (pinkeye). Tetracycline is often an alternative drug for people who are allergic to penicillin.
Tetracycline should not be prescribed during the last half of pregnancy or in children under the age of 8.
Tetracycline may damage developing teeth and cause permanent discoloration.
Capsules: 250 milligrams,
Capsules: 500 milligrams;
Tablets: 250 milligrams,
Tablets: 500 milligrams;
Syrup: 125 milligrams/teaspoon.