tetracycline - oral, Sumycin
GENERIC NAME: TETRACYCLINE - ORAL (TET-ra-SYE-kleen)
BRAND NAME(S): Sumycin
USES: Tetracycline is used to treat a wide variety of infections, including acne. It is an antibiotic that 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 overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.Tetracycline can also be used in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain types of stomach ulcers.
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