Tetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic which has been approved by FDA and belongs to the list of the most demanded drugs according to the World Health Organization. This antibacterial ingredient is added to many drugs and is considered one of the best on the pharmaceutical market.

Tetracycline has a bacteriostatic action. It well acts to the intracellular originators of the infection and inhibits a synthesis of protein in the pathogenic microorganisms. This antibiotic is effective in the treatment of the standard infections and even venereal diseases which are hardly treated by the antibiotics.

The resistance of the microorganisms to the action of Tetracycline is hardly produced, and therefore it works for a prolonged treatment of the infectious processes of any severity.

Indications for the use

  • Infectious diseases of the respiratory tract organs (upper and lower)
  • infectious inflammation of the middle ear
  • Infection of the throat and nasal pharynx
  • Infectious diseases of the genitourinary system
  • Infections of the skin, bones, joints, soft tissues, etc.

Contraindications for the use

Antibiotics from the group of tetracycline have their own peculiarities, and that is why, it is necessary to read contraindications before buying Tetracycline:

  • Age under 8 years
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  • Leukopenia
  • Intolerance of tetracycline antibiotics
  • The exacerbation of the symptoms of stomach ulcers


As a half-life of Tetracycline is short, the pills should be used several times per day. This antibiotic better works in the high doses because it is able to affect the intracellular originators of the infection.

  • The standard therapeutic dose of Tetracycline is 500-100 mg 2 times per day (every 12 hours)
  • The maximal daily dose of Tetracycline is 4 g
  • Using the maximal dose, it is divided into 4 equal parts and used in the dose of Tetracycline 1 g every 6 hours
  • Every pill should be used with enough water
  • The length of the use of Tetracycline depends on the severity of the disease but the medicine is taken for about 7-14 days

Special recommendations

  • During the prolonged use of Tetracycline (more than 14 days), the functions of kidneys, liver, and the blood-forming organs should be controlled
  • Before buying Tetracycline, make sure that you do not have a deficit of vitamin B and K. If you have a deficit, the consumption of these vitamins and also brewer’s yeast should be increased
  • Children under 8 years should not take Tetracycline because it can break the process of the teeth formation and cause a prolonged enamel coloring into brown.

Side effects

The use of Tetracycline can cause the side effects:

  • Gastrointestinal tract: pain or discomfort in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Central nervous system: dizziness, headache, increased intracranial pressure during the prolonged treatment

The side effects of Tetracycline have a temporal character and pass within 2-3 days, but they should be avoided. If you experienced the side effects, it is necessary to lower the daily dose or consult a doctor.