Tetracycline drugs

A group of antibiotic drugs commonly used to treat bronchitis, acne, syphilis, gonorrhoea, nongonococcal urethritis, and certain types of pneumonia. If taken with milk, tetracyclines are not absorbed effectively into the intestines. Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, worsening of kidney disorders, rash, and itching. Tetracyclines may discolour developing teeth and are therefore not usually prescribed for children under age 12 or pregnant women.


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