Results for: Tetracycline

In Conditions and Diseases

What does tetracycline treat?

Tetracycline, is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; infections of skin, genital and urinary systems; and the (MORE)
In Medication and Drugs

Who invented tetracycline?

Tetracycline's are a group of antibiotics. Benjamin Minge Duggarinvented tetracycline in 1945 and it was put on the market in 1948.
In Medication and Drugs

How does tetracycline work?

Many antibiotics work by preventing or inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis.Tetracycline works by blocking the binding of transfer RNA to messenger RNA-ribosome complex ther (MORE)
In Drugs and Grapefruit

Can you eat grapefruit while on tetracycline?

I'm on my third day of tetracycline and I had half a grapefruit for breakfast this morning. I spent the first half of the morning after that bent over the toilet, unbelievably (MORE)
In Gonorrhea

Does tetracycline cure gonorrhea?

tetracycline is not listed with the CDC as a viable drug to treat gonorrhea. See the CDC information in the related link starting on page 42. Go to as I (MORE)
In Uncategorized

What is the purpose of tetracyclines?

Tetracyclines are called "broad-spectrum" antibiotics, because they can be used to treat a wide variety of infections. Physicians may prescribe these drugs to treat eye infect (MORE)
In Drug Side Effects

What side effects do tetracyclines have?

The most common side effects are stomach cramps or a burning sensation in the stomach, mild diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. These problems usually go away as the body adjusts t (MORE)
In Antibiotics

Is tetracycline an antibiotic?

Yes, tetracycline is an antibiotic. It is also an "antibioticclass" i.e. minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic.