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Achromycin V

Achromycin V
(tetracycline HCl) Capsules, USP, For Oral Use

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Achromycin V (Tetracycline HCl Capsules, USP) and other antibacterial drugs, Achromycin V (Tetracycline HCl Capsules, USP) should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Tetracycline is a yellow, odorless, crystalline powder. Tetracycline is stable in air but exposure to strong sunlight causes it to darken. Its potency is affected in solutions of pH below 2 and is rapidly destroyed by alkali hydroxide solutions. Tetracycline is very slightly soluble in water, freely soluble in dilute acid and in alkali hydroxide solutions, sparingly soluble in alcohol, and practically insoluble in chloroform and in ether. The chemical name for tetracycline hydrochloride is 4-(Dimethylamino)1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,6,10,12,-12a-pentahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide monohydrochloride. Its structural formula is as follows:

Achromycin V (tetracycline hydrochloride) Structural Formula Illustration

C22H24N208•HCI     M.W. 480.90

Each capsule, for oral administration, contains 250 mg or 500 mg tetracycline hydrochloride.

Inactive Ingredients: Lactose, light mineral oil, and magnesium stearate.

The 250 mg and 500 mg capsule shells contain D&C yellow no. 10, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C yellow no. 6, gelatin, and titanium dioxide.

The imprinting ink for the 250 mg and 500 mg capsules contains D&C yellow #10, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C blue no. 2, FD&C red no. 40, iron oxide black, pharmaceutical shellac glaze, propylene glycol and n-butyl alcohol.

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/8/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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