Panmycin (Tetracycline) is a medication from a group of tetracycline antibiotics. It is able to fight bacterial infections, but should not be used for managing viral infections. This is a prescription medication.
Panmycin has been approved in the USA for treatment of the following health conditions:
Epididymitis – sexually transmitted;
Helicobacter pylori infection;
Pelvic inflammatory disease;
Erythema chronicum migrans;
Upper respiratory tract infection.
In some cases, it may be used along with penicillin or another antibiotic to fight serious bacterial infection such as Listeria, Anthrax, Actinomyces, Clostridium and others.
This medicine is not suitable for people who have an allergy to it or similar medications, for instance, doxycycline, demeclocycline, tigecycline or minocycline. You should notify your healthcare provider about having any liver or kidney diseases.
If you need to use this medication to treat gonorrhea, your healthcare provider may also need to check if you have other sexually transmitted diseases. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Notify your healthcare provider if you are pregnant. It should not be used during breastfeeding.
Panmycin may affect the effectiveness of hormonal birth control pills. The medicine is not suitable for children who are under 8 years old. Take this drug strictly according to the prescription.
The following are the most common side effects that you may have if you use Panmycin:
Black hairy tongue;
A range of severe side effects may also occur, including:
Difficult or painful swallowing;
Yellowing eyes or skin;
Brown or gray tooth discoloration;
Severe stomach or abdominal pain;
Symptoms of kidney problems;
Numbness or tingling in the feet or hands;
New symptoms of infection;
Easy bruising or bleeding;
Interactions with Other Medications
There are 321 drugs that are able to interact with Panmycin. The following medications in a combination with Panmycin may cause major interaction:
You should tell your doctor if you need to take a medication along with Panmycin, because this is how you can avoid severe health problems.