What is Hostacycline (Tetracycline) used for?
Hostacycline (Tetracycline) is an antibiotic medication used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It operates by destroying or stopping the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection naturally. The medication is commonly prescribed to treat lung infections, skin infections, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, eye infections, Cholera, or syphilis. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Hostacycline (Tetracycline)?
Always follow the instructions provided by your physician while using Hostacycline (Tetracycline) to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken two to three times each day for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water on an empty stomach to aid absorption in the stomach. Never stop taking the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms seem to be gone, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Hostacycline (Tetracycline)?
Some patients using Hostacycline (Tetracycline) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Immediately inform your physician about any serious side effects you encounter such as flu symptoms, severe headaches, blurry vision, urinary retention, loss of appetite, sensitive skin, intense stomach pain, severe skin rash, or jaundice. These conditions may require alterations to your dosage, application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Do not use Hostacycline (Tetracycline) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, if the patient being treated is under the age of twelve, or if you have porphyrias or decreased kidney function. Also disclose if you have myasthenia gravis, systemic lupus, decreased liver function, or if you are taking any medicines that have side effects on the liver. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Hostacycline (Tetracycline). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.