Demeclocycline treats several different types of bacterial infections. Do not take this medicine with food, especially dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese). Take with a full glass of water.
Demeclocycline is a prescription medication used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including respiratory tract infections (such as pneumonia), and infections of the skin, acne, genital, and urinary systems. Demeclocycline belongs to a group of drugs called tetracycline antibiotics. These help to stop the growth and spread of bacteria in the body.
This medication comes in an oral (by mouth) tablet form and is usually taken 2 to 4 times a day, on an empty stomach with a full glass of water. Demeclocycline should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
Common side effects of demeclocycline include diarrhea, nausea, and headache.
Demeclocycline can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how demeclocycline affects you.
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Uses of Demeclocycline
Demeclocycline is a prescription medication used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including respiratory tract infections (such as pneumonia), and infections of the skin, acne, genital, and urinary systems.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Demeclocycline Brand Names
Demeclocycline may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Demeclocycline Drug Class
Demeclocycline is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of Demeclocycline
Serious side effects have been reported with demeclocycline. See the "Demeclocycline Precautions" section.
Common side effects of demeclocycline include the following:
This is not a complete list of demeclocycline side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Demeclocycline Food Interactions
Do not take demeclocycline with food, especially dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, and ice cream.