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Tetracycline Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 3%; 2.2 mg/mL; 1%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

Apply 1-2 times per day. The duration of therapy depends upon the response of the patient. Improvement in acne may be seen in 4 to 6 weeks in some patients, but may require 6 to 8 weeks. Maximal improvement usually occurs in 8 to 12 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Superficial Bacterial Skin Infection

Apply 1-2 times per day. Improvement is usually seen within 2 weeks. If no improvement is noted in 2 weeks time, re-evaluation of the condition and/or alternative treatment should be considered.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne

<11 years: Safety and effectiveness have not been established.
>=11 years: Apply 1-2 times per day. The duration of therapy depends upon the response of the patient. Improvement in acne may be seen in 4 to 6 weeks in some patients, but may require 6 to 8 weeks. Maximal improvement usually occurs in 8 to 12 weeks.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Systemic absorption may occur with topical administration; therefore, caution is advised in patients with renal dysfunction.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Systemic absorption may occur with topical administration; therefore, caution is advised in patients with hepatic dysfunction.

Precautions

Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.

Sodium metabisulfite preservative may cause allergic/anaphylactic reactions. Discontinue use if hypersensitivity occurs.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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