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Tetracycline
Indications
Infections caused by chlamydia (trachoma, psittacosis, salpingitis, urethritis, and lymphogranuloma venereum), rickettsia (including Q-fever), brucella (doxycycline with either streptomycin or rifampicin), and the spirochaete, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease). Respiratory and genital mycoplasma infections, in acne, destructive (refractory) periodontal disease, exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (because of their activity against Haemophilus influenzae), and for leptospirosis in penicillin hypersensitivity (as an alternative to erythromycin). Prophylaxis of malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum in short term travelers (4 months) to areas with chloroquine and/or pyrimethamine-sulphadoxine resistant strains.
Dose/Application
Adult oral dose: 250 or 500mg every 6 hours, preferably 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Higher doses, up to 4 g daily, have occa- sionally been given to adults with severe infec- tion, but increase the risk of adverse effects. It is also sometimes given orally with other tetracycline derivatives.
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Special information
Brands containing this Ingredient
Name Form. Strength Pack Price Insert Manufacturer Distributor
Tetracycline, by Medisel caps 250mg 1000 KES2,100.00
Biotet Capsules. caps 250mg 1000 KES1,500.00
Racycline capsules caps 250mg 1000 KES2300.00
Probax. caps 250mg 1000 KES1200.00
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