Sumycin (Tetracycline 250 mg)
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Generic Sumycin (Tetracycline 250 mg) guide:
What is Generic Sumycin? When is the medication prescribed?
Sumycin is nothing more than a trade name registered for the well-known and widely spread antibiotic Tetracycline. The medication is available under a variety of trade names including the name of the active substance, Tetracycline. No wonder that the medicine is made by different pharmaceutical companies. First of all, the antibiotic was discovered more than a half of a century ago. Secondly, a single pharmaceutical company in no way could manufacture enough medication for the whole world.
As for the different names of the medication, each pharmaceutical company is obliged to register a new trade name in order to differentiate the manufacturers and do not infringe the copyrights. However, the name of the active substance is always indicated on the original box of pills below the trade name.
The name Generic Sumycin is mostly used by people who live in the U.S. or some other countries where this trade name is mostly known. This is an unofficial name that is used to identify analogs of the branded medication which are commonly cheaper. In other countries, the medication can be found under the name Generic Tetracycline. Ask any pharmacist for this drug and he will know what to give you.
Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic drug. In fact, tetracyclines are a group of antibiotics with Tetracycline being one of them. It is used for a variety of infections caused by the pathogens sensitive to the antibiotic including upper and lower respiratory tract infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae ? Klebsiella spp, pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections including anaerobic and ulcerative necrotic gingivostomatitis, conjunctivitis, acne, rosacea, actinomycosis, intestinal amoebiasis, anthrax, brucellosis, bartonellosis, chancroid, cholera, uncomplicated gonorrhea, inguinal granuloma, syphilis, various fevers, plague, and many others.
Is Generic Sumycin is inferior to the brand drug?
No. The medications known as generics are absolutely identical to the branded drug. Especially, in the case with tetracycline as the drug has been around from 1945. There is no way any pharmaceutical company doesn’t know the exact formula and ingredients for the medication. Therefore, all of them are able to manufacture the medicine. You may wonder why the prices are different then. The thing is that in some countries, for instance, in the U.S., all medications are way more expensive than in other countries. There are a lot of reasons for that. But you can always enjoy cheaper prices if you buy Generic Sumycin online from a drugstore situated in another country, a country where the drug is sold without a prescription and ten times cheaper than in your country.
Who must not use the medicine?
The drug is contraindicated for people with hypersensitivity to the antibiotic, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children below 8 years of age.
If you suffer from kidney insufficiency or stomach ulcer and plan to buy Sumycin, you must consult your doctor and ask what precautions you must follow using the drug.
Is the drug safe for pregnant and lactating women?
The medication is contraindicated during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy but can be used during the first trimester if the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the fetus. The drug penetrates the breast milk and should not be used when you breastfeed.
Therapy with Tetracycline: doses and recommendations
For adults, the medication is commonly prescribed in the same dosage of 500 mg a day but the treatment course durations differ based on the condition. Here you can find some of the recommended dosages taken from the instruction accompanying the pills.
- Treatment of upper respiratory tract infection (including bronchitis): the standard single dosage is 500 mg. It should be taken every 6 hours for 7 or 10 days.
- Pneumonia treatment: the standard single dosage is 500 mg. It should be taken every 6 hours from 10 to 21 days.
- Lyme disease treatment: the standard single dosage is 500 mg. It should be taken every 6 hours from 21 to 30 days.
- Primary syphilis treatment: the standard single dosage is 500 mg. It should be taken every 6 hours from 14 days. The drug is a second line medication for the disease and is used only if penicillin-group antibiotics cannot be used.
- Urethritis treatment: the standard single dosage is 500 mg. It should be taken every 6 hours for 7 days. Taking into account that the disease is sexually transmitted, the sexual partner also should receive the same therapy.
- Cystitis treatment: the standard single dosage is 500 mg. It should be taken every 6 hours for 3 to 7 days.
Recommendations for patients with impaired kidney or liver function
The instruction recommends people with impaired kidney function to use either reduced dosages or use standard dosages with increased intervals between the intakes.
More precise recommendations are:
- In creatinine clearance from 80 to 50 milliliters per minute the standard dose should be taken with an interval of 8 to 12 hours.
- In creatinine clearance from 50 to 10 milliliters per minute the standard dose should be taken with an interval of 12 to 24 hours.
- In creatinine clearance less than 10 milliliters per minute the standard dose should be taken with an interval of 24 hours.
Dosage adjustments for liver function impairment are not provided.
Precautions during the therapy with Tetracycline
When you buy Tetracycline and start the treatment, it is advised to avoid direct sun exposure as the drug can contribute to increased photosensitivity of the skin.
How the antibacterial effect of the drug is achieved?
Tetracycline is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, i.e. it doesn’t kill the bacteria but stops its growth and multiplication. It disrupts the formation of the complex between the transport RNA and the ribosome, which leads to the suppression of protein synthesis.
After the intake, around 75-77% of the drug are absorbed. The intake with food (especially milk-containing food) decreases the absorption.
What adverse effects can you expect from the use of Generic Sumycin?
As any other drug, and especially antibiotic, Tetracycline can cause certain adverse effects such as loss of appetite, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, glossitis, esophagitis, gastritis, ulceration of the stomach and duodenum, hypertrophy of the papillae of the tongue, hepatotoxic effect, increased activity of hepatic enzymes, hyperbilirubinemia, pancreatitis, dysbiosis, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, maculopapular rash, skin hyperemia, angioedema, anaphylactoid reactions, drug systemic lupus erythematosus, and others.
Some of the names of the symptoms can be unfamiliar for you but it doesn’t matter – if you buy Generic Tetracycline, start using it and develop any malaise, inform your health care provider about that immediately.
Measures in overdose of Tetracycline
If you overdosed and realized that not later than 2 hours after the pills intake, try inducing vomiting. If you experience severe negative symptoms – seek emergency help.
Drug interactions with Tetracycline
Before you order Sumycin, it would be wise to consult your doctor in general and especially if you plan to combine the use of the antibiotic with other medications as it can negatively interact with them.
For instance, antacids, calcium, magnesium, and iron salts, and colstiraamine lower the absorption of the antibiotic from the gastrointestinal tract.
Tetracycline lowers the effect of oral contraceptive drugs and increases the risk of uterine bleeding. It also lowers the activity of bactericidal drugs and increases the toxic effect of Methoxyflurane on the kidneys. In concurrent use with the vitamin A, the risk of intracranial hypertension development increases.
Where to buy Sumycin?
The best way to save on the medication itself and the visits to your doctor is to order Generic Sumycin instead of the brand-name drug from our online drugstore.
Shipping terms for Tetracycline
All drugs that are presented at our online pharmacy’s website are shipped internationally without prescriptions. To find out more about the cost of delivery and time it takes, read the corresponding section or contact our managers.
Our doctor prescribes Tetracycline online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Tetracycline arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.