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Tetracyclines (Systemic)

Tetracyclines | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

Additional Information

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, tetracyclines are used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Gonococcal arthritis
  • Leprosy (for minocycline)
  • Lyme disease (for doxycycline and tetracycline)
  • Malaria treatment (for doxycycline and tetracycline)
  • Nocardiosis (a type of bacterial infection) (for doxycycline and minocycline)
  • Ocular rosacea (a type of eye infection) (for doxycycline and tetracycline)
  • Pneumothorax (a pocket of air in the space surrounding the lungs) (for doxycycline and tetracycline)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (for minocycline)
  • Shigellosis (a type of intestinal infection) (for doxycycline and tetracycline)
  • Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) (for demeclocycline)

For patients taking this medicine for SIADH :

  • Some doctors may prescribe demeclocycline for certain patients who retain (keep) more body water than usual. Although demeclocycline works like a diuretic (water pill) in these patients, it will not work that way in other patients who may need a diuretic.

Other than the above information, there is no additional information relating to proper use, precautions, or side effects for these uses.

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