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Who Should Not Take Tetracycline?

You should not take tetracycline if:
  • You are allergic to tetracycline, related medications (such as doxycycline or minocycline), or any inactive ingredients used in making tetracycline. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients in tetracycline.
  • You are treating a child less than eight years of age (except in extreme and necessary cases).
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have liver failure or disease.
  • You have kidney failure or disease.

Tetracycline Precautions and Warnings: Summary

There are a number of situations in which tetracycline should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with tetracycline. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for tetracycline were discussed in this article. If you still have questions about tetracycline precautions and warnings after reading this article, talk with your healthcare provider.
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