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tetracycline (ACHROMYCIN V)


DISEASE AND DRUG FAMILY INFORMATION

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Antibiotics
Antibiotics (drugs used to treat bacterial infections) are overwhelmingly misprescribed in the United States. Despite congressional hearings and numerous academic studies on this issue, it has become the general consensus that 40 to 60% of all antibiotics in this country are misprescribed. New studies continue to confirm the fact that a large proportion of antibiotic prescribing for both children and adults continues to be inappropriate.
Tetracyclines
Tetracyclines are rarely the antibiotics of choice to treat bacterial infections that are common in older adults. In general, tetracyclines are used to treat such infections as urethritis (inflammation of the urinary tract), prostate infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, acne, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, recurrent bronchitis in people with chronic lung disease, walking pneumonia, and other miscellaneous infections.
Combination Treatments for Helicobacter Pylori Infection
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) has been implicated in causing ulcer disease. The combination treatments described have high success rates and low recurrence rates, but the treatment is arduous.

DRUG AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENT PROFILES

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WORST PILLS, BEST PILLS NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

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Drug-Induced Liver Injury
May 2020
There are more than 1,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as certain herbal and dietary supplements, that are implicated in liver injury, and the list continues to grow.
An Updated Look at the Treatments for Rosacea
September 2019
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition affecting 13 million Americans. Find out steps to take to prevent symptom flare-ups and learn which topical drug therapies are most effective and safest for treating this condition.
Medications that Cause Taste Disorders
April 2019
Drugs are the most frequent cause of taste disturbances. In this article, we identify more than 60 commonly used prescription medications that have been linked to problems with taste.
Potentially Dangerous Digoxin Drug Interactions
November 2018
Read about the numerous medications that can interact with digoxin, a drug commonly prescribed for heart failure and atrial fibrillation. These interactions can result in either digoxin toxicity or decreased digoxin effectiveness depending on the other drug being used concomitantly.
Drugs That Cause Sun-Related Skin Reactions
July 2016
Summer is a terrific time for healthy outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, biking and swim¬ming. But for an unlucky few, certain medications can lead to adverse skin reactions following exposure to the sun. Find out whether you are at risk and how to protect yourself.
A Look at Treatments for Rosacea
April 2015
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition affecting 13 million Americans. Find out steps to take to prevent symptom flare-ups, and learn which topical drug therapies are most effective and safest for treating this condition.
Congress, Justice Department Investigate Spiked Generic Drug Prices
February 2015
In 2014, alarm bells sounded as the prices of many commonly used generic drugs spiked, in some cases by staggering amounts. Read Dr. Michael Carome’s column to find out how Congress and the Justice Department are investigating this price gouging.
Antacid Drug Interactions
October 2009
Antacids can interact with a number of medications, either increasing or decreasing drug effect.
The Tetracycline Antibiotic Minocycline (MINOCIN) and Benign Intracranial Hypertension
May 2003
Benign intracranial hypertension is, in fact, not benign at all. It is also known as pseudotumor cerebri and involves a persistent rise in cerebrospinal fluid pressure. This reaction is characterized by headache, nausea, vomiting and papilledema (a sign of increased pressure within the central nervous system) with partial paralysis of a nerve that controls eye movement and some facial muscles (sixth cranial nerve palsy). If you are taking minocycline or another tetracycline and develop a persistent unexplained headache, this should be reported to the prescribing physician immediately.