Tetracycline is an inexpensive antibiotic. It treats a wide range of bacterial disease. The drug is active against many microorganisms. It includes gram-positive, gram-negative bacteria and others. It was discovered in the 1940s. It shows favorable antimicrobial properties. The drug will not work for viral infections like common cold, flu etc. or others. The commercial use of tetracycline started in 1978. It is one of the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.
How does Tetracycline work?
Tetracycline is in the class of medications called as tetracycline antibiotics. They are protein synthesis inhibitor. The drug binds to the 30S ribosome of the bacteria. This prevents the attachment of the amino acyl tRNA to the RNA ribosome complex. The overall effects lead to inhibit the synthesis of protein in the bacterial cell. Protein an essential component of the bacterial cell to grow. Without protein, the growth, and multiplication of bacterial cell is stopped. Finally, it leads to the death of the cell and the infection stops to spread further.
How to take Tetracycline?
Tetracycline is an oral medication available in the form of a Tablet. The strength of tablet is 250 mg and 500 mg. The dosage and the length of treatment depends on,
What are the uses of tetracycline?
Tetracycline treats a wide range of bacterial infections.
Stops growth & multiplication of bacterial cell. This helps to cure disease.
It is treats infections due to direct contact with infected animals or contaminated food.
What are the precautions in taking tetracycline?
Cost of tetracycline (generic & brand)
A generic drug is very same as a brand named drug. They work in the same way. It provide same clinical advantages as the brand ones. But the generic medicines are cheaper. So it is beneficial to use generic medicines as compared to brand ones.
Cost of Generic Tetracycline.
Cost of Brand Sumycin.