Drug Class: What is Sumycin and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Sumycin work?
Dosage: How should you take Sumycin?
Possible food and drug interactions with Sumycin
Special information on Sumycin
Possible 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
|Drug Mechanism: How does Sumycin work?|
|Sumycin (Tetracycline) inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by blocking the attachment of the transfer RNA-amino acid to the ribosome. More precisely Sumycin is an inhibitor of the codon-anticodon interaction. 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.|
|Dosage: How should you take Sumycin?|
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Do not use outdated Sumycin. Outdated Sumycin is highly toxic to the kidneys. Do not take antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium (e.g., Mylanta, Maalox) while taking Sumycin. They will affect the absorption of Sumycin/Tetracycline.
Take Sumycin 1 hour before or 2 hours after
|Possible food and drug interactions with Sumycin|
If 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 Sumycin with the following: Antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium, such as Mylanta and Maalox Blood thinners such as Coumadin Oral contraceptives Penicillin (Amoxil, Pen-Vee K, others).
|Special information on Sumycin|
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|Possible Sumycin side effects|
Side effects of 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 Sumycin.
More common Sumycin side effects may include: Anemia, blood disorders, blurred vision and headache (in adults), bulging soft spot on the head (in infants), diarrhea, difficult or painful swallowing, dizziness, extreme allergic reactions, genital or anal sores or rash, hives, inflammation of large bowel, inflammation
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