Tetracycline

C. diff Risk

None

Oral Bioavailability

Good (70 to 90%)

Approximate Cost

$ 0.28

Dosing

500 mg PO QID

General Information

Major Interactions

Cations such as PO multivitamins and mineral supplements may markedly decrease tetracycline absorption if administered simultaneously.

Separate administration of antacids etc. and oral tetracycline derivatives by several hours when possible to minimize the extent of this potential interaction

Tablet/Capsule Strengths

OPEN BENEFIT (PO)
No prescribing restrictions

Additional Information

EH Prescribing Restrictions:
None

Capsules may be opened and given via NG route (suspension not commercially available)

Pharmacology

Pregnancy category: D