More Information on Tetracycline

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much tetracycline may have overdose symptoms that could include but are not limited to:
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.

How Should Tetracycline Be Stored?

Tetracycline capsules and tablets, along with the Sumycin oral suspension (liquid), should be stored at room temperature. These products should be kept protected from light, moisture, and excessive heat.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your tetracycline as scheduled, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the one you forgot and take your next dose instead. Never take a double dose.

Who Makes Tetracycline?

Tetracycline is manufactured by a number of companies. Some of these companies include:
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Par Pharmaceuticals.

Is There a Generic Version?

Tetracycline is a generic medication. It is also available under a number of brand names, including:

Strengths of Tetracycline

Tetracycline comes in a number of strengths and will vary somewhat, depending on who makes it. For generic tetracycline, strengths include:
  • Tetracycline 250 mg
  • Tetracycline 500 mg.
Sumycin is also available as tablets and as a liquid. The liquid strength is Sumycin 125 mg/5 mL.
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