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Were you looking for more information about Tetracycline? Tetracyline is a common misspelling of tetracycline.
 
Tetracycline is a prescription drug licensed to treat a number of conditions, including bacterial infections, acne, and Helicobacter pylori infections. It is approved for use in adults and children over eight years old, and comes in the form of tablets, capsules, and a liquid suspension. The antibiotic kills bacteria by decreasing its ability to make protein. Before you start using tetracycline, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have kidney disease, or have any allergies.
 
(Click Tetracycline to learn more about this antibiotic, including the names of its brand-name versions, what side effects may occur, and when and how you should take the drug. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on tetracycline.)
 
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