Tetracycline

Tetracycline is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

Tetracycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and others.


Tetracycline may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Do not use tetracycline if you are pregnant. It could cause harm to the unborn baby, including permanent discoloration of the teeth later in life. Tetracycline can make birth control pills less effective. Use a second method of birth control while you are taking this medicine to keep from getting pregnant. Tetracycline passes into breast milk and may affect bone and tooth development in a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 8 years old. Tetracycline can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth, and it can affect a child's growth.

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to tetracycline, or to similar medicines such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), or minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin). Before taking tetracycline, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease. You may not be able to take this medicine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during therapy.

Some Brand name of Tetracycline in Bangladesh:


  • A-TETRA (ACME Laboratories Ltd.)
  • TETRACYN (Renata Ltd.)
  • TETRASINA (IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd.)
  • TETRAGEN (General Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
  • TETRAICIN (Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)

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