Capsule or Tablet of tetracycline comes in both 250mg as well
A usual daily dose of tetracycline is 500mg at 12hrs and 250mg at 6hrs that is 1000 mg/day Higher doses like 500mg at 6hrs may be caused for various infections or those infections which do not respond to the smaller doses.
FOR THE PATIENTS WHO HAVE MODERATE TO SEVERE ACNE…
Recommended initial doses of tetracycline is 1gm/day in divided doses of the capsule When it starts improving the condition, gradually reduce in doses must be taken for maintenance levels ranging from 125-500 mg/day Duration of long term treatment which can safely be recommended has not been established.
PATIENTS ALLERGIC TO SYPHILIS
Early syphilis less than a year is 500mg at 6hrs for 15 days Syphilis more than a year then the doses of tetracycline is 500mg at 6hrs for 30 days
UNCOMPLICATED URETHRAL, ENDOCERVICAL, OR RECTAL INFECTIONS
Various infections in adults are generally caused by chlamydia trachomatis, in this case, patients have to take doses of tetracycline 500mg at 6hrs for seven days
In this case, the patient has to use doses of tetracycline 500mg at 6hrs for 3 weeks that is 21 days accompanied by streptomycin, 1gm IM BID for the first week, then qday the second week.
Recommended doses of tetracycline for gonorrhea are 500mg at 6hrs for 7 days.
Infections caused by rickettsia including Rocky mountain spottes
fever, typhus group infections, Q fever, rickettsialpox
Psittacosis caused by Chlamydophila psittaci
Lower respiratory tract infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes
, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Eaton agent, and
Upper respiratory tract infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes,
Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenza; Tetracycline
should not be used for streptococcal disease unless the organism
has been demonstrated to be susceptible.
Infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis (eg, Uncomplicated urethral
, endocervical or rectal infections, inclusion conjunctivitis, trachoma,
and lymphogranuloma venereum)
Skin and soft tissue infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes,
Staphylococcus aureus; tetracyclines are not the drugs of choice in the
treatment of any type of staphylococcal infections
Chancroid caused by Haemophilus ducreyi
Tularemia caused by Francisella tularensis
Plaque caused by Yersinia pestis
Cholera caused by Vibrio cholerae
Granuloma inguinale caused by Klebsiella granulomatis Relapsing fever caused
by Borrelia spp Bartonellosis caused by Bartonella bacilliformis
In severe acne, adjunctive therapy with tetracycline may be useful
As adjunctive therapy in intestinal amebiasis caused by Entamoeba histolytica
Infections due to Campylobacter fetus
Brucellosis caused by Brucella species (Tetracycline may be used in conjunction
with an aminoglycoside)
Urinary tract infections caused by susceptible caused by Entamoeba histolytic
Other infections caused by susceptible gram-negative organisms such as E coil,
Enterobacter aerogenes, Shigella spp, Acinetobacter spp, Klebsiella spp, and