Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 30, 2020.
Generic name: tetracycline
Dosage form: Syrup
|20 lbs||2.5 mL||(1/2 teaspoonful)|
|40 lbs||5 mL||(1 teaspoon)|
|60 lbs||7.5 mL||(1–1/2 teaspoonfuls)|
|80 lbs||10 Ml||(2 teaspoonfuls)|
The treatment of brucellosis, 500 mg tetracycline four times daily for three weeks should be accompanied by streptomycin, 1 g intramuscularly twice daily the first week and once daily the second week.
In cases of severe acne which in the judgment of the clinician, requires long-term treatment, the recommended initial dosage is 1 g daily in divided doses. When improvement is noted, usually within one week, dosage should be gradually reduced to maintenance levels ranging from 125 to 500 mg daily. In some patients it may be possible to maintain adequate remission of lesions with alternate-day or intermittent therapy. Tetracycline therapy of acne should augment the other standard measures known to be of value.
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