Tetracycline-MC

Tetracycline-MC Indications/Uses

tetracycline

Manufacturer:

Medochemie

Distributor:

Medochemie
Full Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Uses: As a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Tetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Tetracycline is indicated in infections caused by the following micro-organisms: Rickettsiae: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus fever and the typhus group, Q fever, rickettsial pox and tick fevers.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae (PPLO, Eaton agent).
Agents of psittacosis and ornithosis.
Agents of lymphogranuloma venereum and granuloma inguinale.
The spirochaetal agent of relapsing fever (Borrelia recurrentis).
The following Gram-negative micro-organisms: Haemophilus ducreyi (chancroid).
Pasteurella pestis and Pasteurella tularensis.
Bartonella bacilliformis.
Bacteroides species.
Vibrio comma and Vibrio fetus.
Brucella species (in conjunction with streptomycin).
Because many strains of the following groups of micro-organisms have been shown to be resistant to tetracyclines, culture and susceptibility testing are recommended.
Tetracycline is indicated for treatment of infections caused by the following Gram-negative micro-organisms, when bacteriological testing indicates appropriate susceptibility to the drug: Escherichia coli.
Enterobacter aerogenes (formerly Aerobacter aerogenes).
Shigella species.
Mima species and Herella species.
Haemophilus influenzae (respiratory infections).
Klebsiella species (respiratory and urinary infections).
Neisseria meningitides.
Tetracycline is indicated for treatment of infections caused by the following: Gram-positive micro-organisms when bacteriological testing indicates appropriate susceptibility to the drug: Streptococcus species.
Diplococcus pneumoniae.
Staphylococcus aureus (skin and soft tissue infections).
When penicillin is contra-indicated, tetracyclines are alternative drugs in the treatment of infections due to: Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Treponema pallidum and Treponema pertenue (syphilis and yaws).
Listeria monocytogenes.
Clostridium species.
Bacillus anthracis.
Fusiformis fusiformis (Vincent's infection).
Actinomyces species.
In acute intestinal amoebiasis, the tetracyclines may be a useful adjunct to amoebicides. In severe acne, the tetracyclines may be useful adjunctive therapy. Tetracyclines are indicated in the treatment of trachoma, although the infectious agent is not always eliminated, as judged by immunofluorescence.
Inclusion conjunctivitis may be treated with oral tetracyclines or with a combination of oral and topical agents.
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