It has broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against chlamydia, mycoplasma, rickettsiae, and protozoan parasites. Omega Pharma is the tetracin's manufacturer. Tetracycline, an antibiotic that belongs to the semi-synthetic Tetracyclines drug class, is the active component of Tetracin tablets. A bacteriostatic antibiotic called tetracycline concentrates inside bacterial cells and prevents the synthesis of essential proteins that are necessary for bacterial growth and multiplication. The antibiotic tetracycline has no effect on fungi or viruses. Tetracycline eliminates infection by destroying bacteria from the inside out.
Brucellosis: 2 tablets (500 mg) 4 times a day with streptomycin. For severe infections, your doctor may increase your dosage to 500 mg (2 tablets) every 6 hours. A 250 mg tablet should be taken every six hours for general infections; initially, you might receive two 500 mg tablets. Sexually transmitted diseases: 2 tablets (500 mg) 4 times a day for between 7 and 30 days depending on your condition. Skin infections: Take 1-2 tablets (250–500 mg) once daily or in divided doses over the course of three months. Tablets of Tetracin should be taken with a glass of water either two hours before or one hour after meals. Tetracin tablets should not be used in children under 12 years of age as it can cause permanent discoloration of tooth enamel and affect bone development.
Do not take a double dose of Tetracin to compensate the missed dose. If the next dose is due, you should continue taking your medication according to your regular schedule. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing.
If an overdose occurs, and you are not feeling well, stop taking the medication immediately. You should call your healthcare provider right away or go to the hospital for emergency care.
Keep out of children's reach. Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) and away from excess moisture and heat. After the expiration date, dispose of any unused medication.