Drug Class: What is Sumycin and why is it prescribed?
Sumycin Mechanism: How does Sumycin work?
Sumycin Dosage: How should you take Sumycin
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Sumycin
Special information on Sumycin
Sumycin side effects
|Drug Class: What is Sumycin and why is it prescribed?|
|Sumycin, a \"broad-spectrum\" antibiotic, is used to treat bacterial infections such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus fever, and tick fevers; upper respiratory infections; pneumonia; gonorrhea; amoebic infections; and urinary tract infections. Sumycin is also used to help treat severe acne and to treat trachoma (a chronic eye infection) and conjunctivitis (pinkeye). Sumycin is often an alternative drug for people who are allergic to penicillin.|
|Sumycin Mechanism: How does Sumycin work?|
|Generic Sumycin (Tetracycline) inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by blocking the attachment of the transfer RNA-amino acid to the ribosome. More precisely Generic Sumycin is an inhibitor of the codon-anticodon interaction. Generic Sumycin can also inhibit protein synthesis in the host, but are less likely to reach the concentration required because eukaryotic cells do not have a tetracycline uptake mechanism.|
|Sumycin Dosage: How should you take Sumycin|
|Generic Sumycin should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Be sure to use the entire prescription. If you are taking a liquid form of the drug, shake well before using.
Do not use outdated Generic Sumycin. Outdated Generic Sumycin is highly toxic to the kidneys.
Do not take antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium (e.g., Mylanta, Maalox) while taking Generic Sumycin. They will affect the absorption of Tetracycline.
Take Generic Sumycin 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Foods, milk, and some other dairy products affect absorption of Tetracycline.
Generic Sumycin should be continued for at least 24 to 48 hours after your symptoms have subsided.
If you miss a Generic Sumycin dose
Your doctor will adjust your Generic Sumycin dose on the basis of the condition to be treated, your age, and risk factors such as kidney problems.
You should use Generic Sumycin for at least 24 to 48 hours after symptoms and fever have subsided. For a streptococcal infection, doses should be taken for at least 10 days.
For treatment of brucellosis
For treatment of syphilis
Gonorrhea patients sensitive to penicillin
For urethral, endocervical, or rectal infections in adults caused by Chlamydia trachomatis
Children 8 years of age and above
Generic Sumycin Overdose
Generic Sumycin Storage instructions
Preparations of Generic Sumycin
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Sumycin|
If Generic Sumycin is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Sumycin with the following:
|Special information on Sumycin|
|Most important fact about Generic Sumycin
Generic Sumycin should not be used during the last half of pregnancy or in children under the age of 8. Generic Sumycin may damage developing teeth and cause permanent discoloration.
Special precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Special warnings about Generic Sumycin
Generic Sumycin can make you more prone to sunburn when you are in sunlight or ultraviolet light. Take appropriate precautions.
As with other antibiotics, use of Generic Sumycin may cause other infections to develop. Contact your doctor if this occurs.
If you are taking Generic Sumycin over an extended period of time, your doctor will perform blood, kidney, and liver tests periodically.
Why Generic Sumycin should not be prescribed?
|Sumycin side effects|
|Side effects of Generic Sumycin cannot be anticipated. If any occur or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Sumycin.
More common side effects of Generic Sumycin may include:
Less common or rare side effects of Generic Sumycin may include:
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