Brand Name: Hostacycline
Strengths: 250mg / 500mg
Manufactured By: Sanofi Aventis
Hostacycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of sensitive bacteria by interfering with the production of proteins needed by the bacteria to grow. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's defense mechanisms to destroy them.
MEDICINE USES :
Tetracycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and others.
SANOFI TETRACYCLINE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
Black hairy tongue; blurred vision; bulky loose stools; diarrhea; difficulty swallowing; fever; headache; hives; hoarseness; indigestion; inflammation or redness of tongue; joint pain; loss of appetite; mouth sores; nausea; rash; sensitivity to sunlight; sore throat; stomach pain; swelling and itching of the rectum.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); infection (fever, chills, sore throat); itching; nausea; severe skin reaction to the sun; vaginal irritation or discharge; vomiting.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Precautions for Hostacycline Capsule:
Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
Hostacycline may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to this medicine. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
Lab tests may be performed while you use Hostacycline. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Hostacycline should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 8 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Tetracycline has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant. It is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine.
This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.
STORAGE REQUIREMENTS :
Store Tetracycline at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed, light-resistant container.
DRUG INTERACTIONS :
Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Acitretin or isotretinoin because side effects, such as increased pressure in the fluid surrounding the brain, may occur
Methotrexate, methoxyflurane, or oral anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Tetracycline
Atovaquone, lithium, oral contraceptives (birth control pills), or penicillins (eg, amoxicillin) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Tetracycline
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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