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Cautions include:

  • breast-feeding
  • hepatic impairment - avoid intravenous use
  • may cause photosensitivity
  • renal impairment

Contra-indications:

  • AVOID IN CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE
  • pregnancy
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • porphyria
  • severe renal impairment

Routes of administration:

  • oral
    • tablets
    • capsules
    • syrup
  • i.m. injection
  • i.v. infusion

NB. The absorption of tetracycline is decreased by milk, antacids and calcium, iron and magnesium salts. In order to ensure adequate absorption tetracycline should be taken before food.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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