2016 Treatments for Acid-Peptic Diseases

Tetracyclines

Selection Strategy

Choosing among doxycycline, minocycline, oxytetracycline, and TETRACYCLINE:

  1. Know efficacy vs. the bug:

TETRACYCLINE has best activity

  1. Identify route of administration:

TETRACYCLINE and oxytetracycline are incompletely absorbed (topical actions?)

 

Other considerations:

TETRACYCLINE can be used to treat H. pylori infections. Co-administration of TETRACYCLINE with antacids (or any substance containing metal ions) significantly decreases antibiotic efficacy due to chelation.
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MECHANISM OF ACTION and UNIQUE TOXICITIES:

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