Tetracycline Oral Capsule 250Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Tetracycline: Oral capsule (250mg)

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Tetracycline 250mg Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: barr 011 
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Tetracycline 250mg Cap
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: WPI 2234,barr 011 
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Tetracycline 250mg Cap
Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: LOGO 2416 LOGO 2416 
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Tetracycline 250mg Cap
Ivax Corporation a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: LOGO 2416 LOGO 2416 
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Tetracycline 250mg Cap
Barr Laboratories Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: barr 011 

What is this Medicine?

TETRACYCLINE (tet ra SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Panmycin: Oral capsule (250mg)
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Tetracycline Hydrochloride 250mg Capsule

NDC: 005912234
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Yaws, Chancroid, Urethritis, Anthrax, Chlamydial Conjunctivitis, Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Eradication, Non-gonococcal Urethritis (NGU), Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Rickettsial Pox, Syphilis, Chlamydia Infection, Actinomycosis, Q Fever, Psittacosis, Listeriosis, Skin And Skin Structure Infections, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Bartonellosis, Cholera, Murine Typhus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Brucellosis, Relapsing Fever, Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis, Granuloma Inguinale, Cervicitis, Trachoma, Gonorrhea, Proctitis, Acne Vulgaris, Tularemia, Amebiasis, Shigellosis, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, Plague

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Anthrax Prophylaxis, Bejel, Biliary Tract Infections, Dental Infection, Dentoalveolar Infection, Gastric Ulcer, Periodontitis, Bronchitis, Bacterial Conjunctivitis, Malaria, Pinta, Lyme Disease, Acne Rosacea, Legionnaire's Disease, Dyspepsia, Enterocolitis, Endodontic Infection, Plague Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Tetracycline Hydrochloride 250mg Capsule
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Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: WPI 2234,barr 011 
Shape: capsule
Color: orange,yellow

Reported Side Effects for Tetracycline Hydrochloride 250mg Capsule

Nail Discoloration Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Tetracycline Hydrochloride 250mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Calcium-containing foods and Tetracycline Hydrochloride 250mg Capsule(Tetracycline Hydrochloride)
Calcium-containing foods and Tetracycline Hydrochloride(Tetracycline Hydrochloride)
Specific food that is high in calcium such as dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese) can decrease the absorption of Tetracycline (Antibiotic) from the stomach. Taking dairy product or other high-calcium foods together together with Tetracycline can decrease the effectiveness of Tetracycline to treat an infection. To limit this interaction, take Tetracycline at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals or milk.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Foods High in Iron and Tetracycline Hydrochloride 250mg Capsule(Tetracycline Hydrochloride)
Foods High in Iron and Tetracycline Hydrochloride(Tetracycline Hydrochloride)
Specific food that is high in calcium such as dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese) can decrease the absorption of Tetracycline (Antibiotic) from the stomach. Taking dairy product or other high-calcium foods together together with Tetracycline can decrease the effectiveness of Tetracycline to treat an infection. To limit this interaction, take Tetracycline at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals or milk.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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