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Tetracycline

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Tetracycline (tetracycline systemic) is a member of the drug class tetracyclines and is used to treat Acne, Bacterial Infection, Bladder Infection, Bronchitis, Brucellosis, Bullous Pemphigoid, Chlamydia Infection, Ehrlichiosis, Epididymitis - Sexually Transmitted, Gonococcal Infection - Uncomplicated, Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Lyme Disease - Arthritis, Lyme Disease - Carditis, Lyme Disease - Erythema Chronicum Migrans, Lyme Disease - Neurologic, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Nongonococcal Urethritis, Ocular Rosacea, Ornithosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Pemphigoid, Pemphigus, Pneumonia, Psittacosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rickettsial Infection, Syphilis - Early, Syphilis - Latent, Tertiary Syphilis and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.

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Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A01AB13,D06AA04,J01AA07,S01AA09,S02AA08,S03AA02

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000060-54-8

Chemical Formula

C22-H24-N2-O8

Molecular Weight

444

Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Tetracycline

Chemical Names

1-dimetylamino-1,4,6,11,12,13,14,18-octahydro-2,5,7,11,14-pentahydroxy-4,6-dioxo-11-metylnaphtacene-3-carbonamide

2-Naphtacenecarboxamide, 4-(dimetylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,6,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-6-metyl-1,11-dioxo-, [4S-(4α,4aα,5aα,6β,12aα)]-

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TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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