"Every year as many as 10 million U.S. children risk side effects from antibiotic prescriptions that are unlikely to help their upper respiratory conditions. Many of these infections are caused by viruses, which are not helped by antibiotics."...
In case of overdosage, discontinue medication, treat symptomatically and institute supportive measures. Dialysis does not alter serum half-life and thus would not be of benefit in treating cases of overdosage.
The drug is contraindicated in persons who have shown hypersensitivity to any of the tetracyclines.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/17/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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