There are 6 main classes of antibiotics, and tetracycline drugs are among them. When administered in commonly used doses, the tetracyclines provide a bacteriostatic effect. In other words, they slow down the growth and/or generation of microorganisms.
General properties of all tetracycline drugs:
- Wide range of antimicrobial action.
- Close structural and pharmacological relatives.
- Similar side effects.
List of tetracycline drugs:
If you want to buy tetracycline drugs online, please note that they can be sold under the original names. In the US, you can find the following brand-named tetracycline drugs: Achromycin V, Pylera, Acticlate, Atridox, Doryx, Lymepak, Monodox, Oracea, Arestin, Dynacin, Minocin or Tygacil.
These drugs have a wide range of antimicrobial activity. However, some of them were discovered more than 70 years ago, and they were used very widely.
Many bacteria have become resistant to them. Therefore, some drugs from this group are no longer available for sale in the United States (for example, Oxytetracycline).
Tetracycline drugs are commonly used for:
- Treatment of infections of the bowel, urinary tract, respiratory tract and other body systems.
- Preventive treatment of anthrax or malaria.
Furthermore, the antibacterial agents of this class are often important and effective components in the treatment of urogenital Chlamydial infections.
Some of the antibiotics in this class are effective in treating skin infections, including acne.
Examples of tetracycline drugs for acne:
Tetracycline drugs have a high potential to penetrate through the placenta and pass into breast milk. Do not start treatment, if you are breastfeeding, planning to become pregnant or are pregnant.
Due to high risks of side effects, tetracycline drugs not recommended for children. This is because the drug accumulates in the teeth and changes their color.