Tetracycline is defined as an antibiotic which is able to fight bacteria in the body. Commonly, people use tetracycline to treat several kinds of bacterial infections such as gonorrhea, urinary tract infections, chlamydia, and acne. Before taking this antibiotic or using this medication, you need to find out whether you have any allergic to tetracycline or other similar medicines. You are not allowed to use this medication if you have any allergic. What is more, you need to see a doctor and tell him or her if you have liver disease or kidney disease. If you are suggested to use a specified dosage adjustment or get monitored, you need to follow it thoroughly. In one case, if you are planning to use tetracycline to treat gonorrhea, you will be tested by a doctor to make sure that you do not have kinds of sexually transmitted disease. There are some side effects caused by tetracycline we need to know.
The common side effects of tetracycline are diarrhea, skin reactions to sunlight, fever, and cramps. Besides, there are also some serious side effects of tetracycline because of the compound of it such as blurred vision, watery diarrhea, and unusual headaches. Several side effects which occur rarely are hair loss, allergic reactions, and irritation of the esophagus. Tetracycline is sold as generic tetracycline tablets or capsules. In addition, it is also sold under a variety of brand names suchlike Sumycin. You have to get emergency medical help right away if you have these particular signs such as hives; swelling of your face, lips, throat, or tongue; and difficulty breathing. It is advisable to stop using tetracycline if have some serious side effects such as severe headache, fever, body aches, fly symptoms, severe blistering, urinating less, pale or yellowed skin, severe pain in your upper stomach which is also spreading to your back, loss of appetite, easy bruising, unusual weakness, and confusion.