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Tetracycline

Also known as Pylera, Topicycline, Economycin, Tetrabid-Organon, Tetrachel, Achromycin V, Panmycin, Sustamycin, Ala-Tet, and Brodspec


Tetracycline (INN) is a broad-spectrum polyketide antibiotic produced by the Streptomyces genus of Actinobacteria, indicated for use against many bacterial infections. It is a protein synthesis inhibitor. It is commonly used to treat acne today, and, more recently, rosacea, and is historically important in reducing the number of deaths from cholera. Tetracycline is marketed under the brand names Sumycin, Tetracyn, and Panmycin, among others. Actisite is a thread-like fiber formulation used in dental applications. It is also used to produce several semisynthetic derivatives, which together are known as the tetracycline antibiotics. The term "tetracycline" is also used to denote the four-ring system of this compound; "tetracyclines" are related substances that contain the same four-ring system.

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Estimated Total Cost: $5.44 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed tetracycline to treat acne or pimples, acne, rosacea, and fungal infection of the hair.

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