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Tetracycline Hydrochloride is a medicinal drug, which is a broad-spectrum naphthacene antibiotic. It is produced from chlortetracycline, an antibiotic isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces aureofaciens. This active ingredient blocks the binding of aminoacyl-tRNA in the bacteria to the mRNA-ribosome complex, so as to inhibiting protein synthesis and bacterial cell growth. Due to naturally fluorescing tetracycline binds to newly formed bone at the bone/osteoid interface, tetracycline-labeling of bone and fluorescence microscopy used to perform bone histomorphometry.

Class of Drugs – Antibiotics

Molecular Formula – C22H25ClN2O8

Molecular Weight – 480.9 g/mol

Working: Given antibiotic is approved for the treatment of a wide variety of infections, like acne. Tetracycline Hydrochloride is an antibiotic that acts by restricting the growth of bacteria. The antibiotic useful for recovering bacterial infections. This medication will not work for viral infections like the common cold, flu.

Uses: This medication is indicated to treat a wide variety of infections, such as acne. It is indicated to stop the growth of bacteria that causes the infection in the body. This antibiotic shall not be used to prevent future infections. Tetracycline Hydrochloride can also be approved in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain types of stomach ulcers.

Popular Brands and Dosages: This medication is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:

  • Achromycin V: 250 mg

This medication is not recommended for children younger than 8 years old. Pregnant or breastfeeding medicine should consult the doctor before consuming this medicine.