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Tetracyclines

Created: 30/5/2007
Updated: 30/5/2007
 

Tetracyclines

Mechanism
Inhibit protein synthesis by stopping amino acids attaching to ribosomes

Spectrum

  • Broad G+ve and G-ve
  • Good against
    • mycoplasma
    • brucella
    • coxiella
    • chlamydiae
  • Pneumococci and Haemophillus usually resistant

Drugs 

Tetracycline

  • Dose 250-500 mg QID PO

Doxycycline

  • Dose 200 mg first day, then 100 mg daily PO

ArticleDate:20070530
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