Tetracycline

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Definition
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Short-term tetracycline.

Half-life
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6–12 h

Indication
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Topical: Bacterially infected wounds, pyoderma, furunculosis, leg ulcers, acne papulopustulosa. Systemic: S.u. tetracyclines.

Dosage and method of use
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Topical: Apply 1-2 times/day on affected skin areas. Systemic: Depending on the indication 500-2.000 mg/day p.o.

Standard concentration
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Apply 3% as an ointment, cream or lotion 1-3 times/day after thorough skin cleansing in a thin layer on the affected skin areas, 0.5% as eye drops, 1% as eye ointment.

Notice! Due to the risk of developing resistance, maximum application period 10-12 weeks. Do not use together with alcoholic benzoyl peroxide solutions. There may be a cosmetically disturbing fluorescence in UV light (discotheques) as well as yellowish skin discolouration in fair-skinned persons. Systemic administration is preferable to topical application!

Undesirable effects
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On top. Appl. Skin irritation, skin burning, allergic reactions.

Recipe(s)
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Preparations
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Achromycin, Tefilin, Imex, Tetracycline Wolff, Polcortolon TC Spray

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020