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Tetracycline (sold as generic Tetracycline tablets or capsules, or under a variety of brand names, including Sumycin®, Achromycin®, and Wesmycin®) is a prescription antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections, acne, and Helicobacter pylori infections. Some specific bacterial infections that tetracycline is licensed to treat include gonorrhea, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, chlamydia, and certain types of pneumonia. A few side effects of tetracycline include loss of appetite, itchy skin, nausea, and vomiting. Tetracycline works best if taken either one hour before you eat or two hours after you have eaten. The antibiotic will not be absorbed as well and may not produce maximal effects if it is taken too close to meals. You should make sure to complete your entire prescription of tetracycline, even if you start feeling better. This will ensure that the infection is completely treated.
(Click Tetracycline for more detailed information about the uses and effects of tetracycline, other possible side effects that may occur, and dosing guidelines for the antibiotic.)
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