demeclocycline - oral, Declomycin
GENERIC NAME: DEMECLOCYCLINE - ORAL (dem-eh-klo-SYE-kleen)
BRAND NAME(S): Declomycin
USES: Demeclocycline is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne. This medication is known as a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used for treating a certain hormone imbalance (Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone-SIADH) which causes your body to retain water and your urine to be more concentrated than it should be. Demeclocycline works by increasing the amount of water in your urine to more normal levels.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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