Tetracycline is the generic name given to a family of drugs known as antibiotics which combat bacteria in the body and is used to treat many bacterial infections such as urinary tract, acne, gonorrhea, Chlamydia and others.
It is suggested no alcohol not even moderate drinking while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially live r damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding. Have a lot of sun exposure, taking iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids or laxatives.
Less serious side effects are sores or swelling in rectal or genital area, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, white patches or sores inside the mouth or on lips, swollen tongue, trouble swallowing, vaginal itching or discharge. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, severe headache, dizzy, blurred vision, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, severe blistering, peeling red skin rash, changes in urination, pale yellow skin, dark coloured urine, fever, confusion, weakness, severe pain in upper stomach spreading to back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate, loss of appetite, jaundice, easy bruising or bleeding or unusual weakness.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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