Achromycin review

Achromycin is an antibiotic that is used for the treatment of various infections notably acne. It works by preventing bacteria to grow. Achromycin is only used for the treatment of bacterial infections and not for viral infections like flu and common colds. Doctors also advise that overuse of this antibiotic can lead to decrease in its effectiveness.

Achromycin is recommended to be taken at least an hour before taking a meal. In case an upset stomach follows, patients should ask permission from their doctors on taking the drug with food. Each dose must be taken with 240 milliliters of water. Patients should not lie down after taking the drug, thus it is advised that Achromycin should not be taken before bedtime.

Dosage of Achromycin depends on the patient’s medical conditions and his response to the therapy. Like most antibiotics, Achromycin works best when the patient takes the drug at consistently spaced intervals.

Patients must continue taking the medication even after symptoms recede during a few days. Stopping the use of Achromycin prematurely can allow the bacteria to grow even further.

Patients are also advised to take Achromycin at least two hours before using any products that have calcium, magnesium, and aluminum in it. Some of these products include vitamin and mineral supplements, antacids, and quinapril. Those who use dairy products such as yogurt and milk should also do the same.

Achromycin may interact negatively with drugs like kaolin pectine, warfarin, digoxin, bacterial vaccines, and penicillin. Those who are taking any of the above mentioned drugs must inform their doctors before beginning to use Achromycin.

Achromycin may also lessen the effectiveness of certain birth control drugs, and can thus result to unwanted pregnancy. Women who are using birth control medication may have to use additional birth control pills while using Achromycin. Doctors may help patients in identifying an appropriate birth control method.

Achromycin may also affect results of some laboratory examinations, so those who are using it should advise their doctors or laboratory experts if they are using this medication.

Most of the time, doctors prescribe Achromycin with the judgment that the benefits are greater than risks of side effects. Those who use Achromycin usually do not experience serious side effects.

There is a remote possibility that users experience side effects. Some of the common side effects that users of Achromycin may experience include lack of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, mouth sores, sore throat, headache, black and hairy tongue, and rectal discomfort. Those who experience these side effects should immediately notify their doctor.

Other remote but serious cases of side effects that users may experience include sunburn, muscle pains, discoloration of the nails, difficulty in swallowing, change in amount of urine, and discoloration of the teeth. There are also instances when patients suffer from numbing of the hands and feet, unexplained fatigue, and possible symptoms of new infections like fever, sore throat, and chills.

Patients may also suffer from decreased hearing, severe headache, blurred eyesight, yellowing of the skin, and severe pain in the stomach or abdomen.

Achromycin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of achromycin

• Molecular formula of achromycin is C22H24N2O8
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-(amino-hydroxy-methylidene)-4-dimethylamino-6,10,11,12a-tetrahydroxy- 6-methyl-4,4a,5,5a-tetrahydrotetracene-1,3,12-trione
• Molecular weight is 444.435 g/mol
Achromycin available : 250mg capsules, 125mg/5ml syrup, 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets

Generic name: Tetracycline

Brand name(s): Abramycin, Abricycline, Actisite, Agromicina, Ambramicina, Ambramycin, Amycin, Anhydrotetracycline, Aureomycin, Bio-Tetra, Biocycline, Bristaciclin, Bristaciclina, Bristacycline, Cefracycline, Ciclibion, Copharlan, Criseociclina, Cyclomycin, Cyclopar, Cytome, Democracin, Deschlorobiomycin, Dumocyclin, Enterocycline, Hostacyclin, Lexacycline, Limecycline, Liquamycin, Medocycline, Mericycline, Micycline, Neocycline, Oletetrin, Omegamycin, Orlycycline, Panmycin, Polycycline, Polyotic, Purocyclina, Resteclin, Retet, Robitet, Roviciclina, Solvocin, Sumycin, Sumycin Syrup, Terramycin, Tetra-CO, Tetrabon, Tetrachel, Tetracycl, Tetracyn, Tetradecin, Tetrafil, Tetramed, Tetraverine, Tetrex, Topicycline, Tsiklomistsin, Tsiklomitsin, Veracin, Vetacyclinum

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