Brand Name(s): Panmycin, Sumycin
Drug Class: Tetracycline Antibiotics
Treats: Pneumonia, leprosy, lyme disease, malaria, rheumatoid arthritis
Tetracycline is an antibiotic that fights against the bacterial infections in the body. It is used to treat various bacterial infections like urinary tract infections, chlamydia and gonorrhea and various other diseases caused by bacterial infections. It can also be used to help treat acne.
Tetracycline is grouped in a class of drugs known as antibiotics. Its function is to mitigate the effect of harmful bacteria in the body. It is used in the medication of several medical conditions that include gonorrhea, chlamydia, acne and urinary tract infections among others. Like any other drug, Tetracycline is also prone to side effects. Some of these include stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea, swollen tongue, sore throat, and trouble swallowing, among others.
Tetracycline is in the form of tablets and its dosage depends on the medical condition affecting your body. It may interact with other drugs. Talk to your doctor before taking any medications alongside tetracycline.