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Hostacycline - 500mg (Sumycin )

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    Pack SizePrice
Hostacycline - 500mg $2.2500New
US Brand NameSumycin
Generic NameTetracycline
Pharmaceutical FormTablet/s


Hostacyline 500mg

Hostacyline is manufactured by Sanof-Aventis.


How it works?

Hostacyline is an antibiotic used to treat infections such as gonorrhea, acne and dermatitis. This medicine works by inhibiting the protein synthesis in vulnerable bacteria by blocking record. Due to this action, the bacteria are not able to produce essential proteins required for their growth and repair. Regular intake not only stops or controls but prevents the infection from spreading too.


Important information about Tetracycline

Tetracycline Hydrochloride is used for the infections caused by bacteria. The medical conditions in which this medicine is prescribed include:

  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Infections caused by rickettsia
  • Soft tissue and skin infections
  • Ornithosis
  • Rectal infections
  • Relapsing fever
  • Granuloma inquinale
  • Tularemia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Cholera
  • Severe acne

Dosage information

The recommended dosage varies from 25mmg a day to 1.5gm depending on the severity of infection. The dosage needs to be decided by the doctor after carrying out a thorough analysis and patient’s condition evaluation. One can take this medicine with food or without food, just make sure that it is never taken along with any other medicine not even an antacid.

Strengths available

Hostacyline is available in two strengths 250 mg and 500 mg.

What if you miss a dose?

Sincere efforts should be made to take the medicine on time to get timely relief from the infection. If you miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember, if the time to the next dose is near, skip on the missed one and try and follow your schedule.


What if you overdose?

In case you overdose, get in touch with your doctor immediately or if you feel too uncomfortable call your nearest poison center.


Things to be taken care of

Before you start taking Hostacyline, make sure you inform the doctor about all those medicines that you take. In case, you are taking an herbal medicine or any other over the counter drug inform doctor about the same too. If suffering from any kind of hypersensitivity make sure that you do not take this medicine till a doctor recommends. This medicine should not be taken by pregnant ladies as it could prove hazardous for the fetus.


Side Effects

Common side effects of using Hostacyline include:

  • Inflammatory lesions
  • Glossitis
  • Nausea
  • Anorexia
  • Arthralgia
  • Fever

No matter how weak or acute these symptoms are, it is to be ensured that these are reported to the doctor immediately.


Interaction with other drugs

Hostacyline tends to react with penicillin, thus anyone taking it should not take this antibiotic. Even the ones on any hypersensitivity drug should not take this medicine. If you are allergic to tetracycline in any way this medicine is not recommended. 


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