Tetracycline – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Tetracycline is an antibiotic. It is used to treat certain bacterial infections of the lung, skin, and bladder, certain types of infectious diarrhoea and sexually-transmitted diseases (STD).

Tetracycline may also be used together with other medicines for gastric ulcers caused by a type of bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori.

This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.


How do I take this medicine?

Take Tetracycline exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Tetracycline should be taken on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take Tetracycline with a full glass of water. You may take it after meals if you experience any stomach discomfort.

This medicine must be taken at regular intervals for it to be effective. Continue to take it Tetracycline even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.

Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you don’t, the infection will not clear completely.