Sumycin 500mg tablets are a prescription medicine that can help to treat some bacterial infections. Sumycin is a broad spectrum polyketide antibiotic which is often prescribed to treat a wide range of bacterial infections that the prescribing doctor has reason to believe are caused by microorganisms susceptible to this form of antibiotic.
How Sumycin Works
Sumycin 500mg tablets contain 500mg of the active ingredient Tetracycline. Tetracycline works by inhibiting synthesis of bacterial proteins, which the bacteria produce as a way to replicate and develop stronger networks across the body. By stopping the bacteria in its tracks, Sumycin 500mg tablets give the body a much better chance of fighting off the infection using its own inherent immune system.
Sumycin 500mg is often used to treat:
- STIs such as Syphilis and Gonorrhea
- Secondary infections caused by Chlamydia
- Some upper respiratory tract infections caused by susceptible microorganisms
- Some lower respiratory tract infections caused by susceptible microorganisms
- Skin infections
- Soft tissue infections
- Some UTIs
- Rare infections caused by Rickettsia
The typical dose for Sumycin 500mg is one capsule up to four times per day, depending on the condition or symptoms being treated. It is important to take Sumycin 500mg medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more than prescribed.
Sumycin 500mg tablets should be taken on an empty stomach, ideally one hour before food, or two hours after eating. Do not take Sumycin 500mg tablets shortly before or after consuming dairy. Sumycin 500mg capsules should be taken with a glass of water.
If a dose is missed, take as soon as you remember, unless it is closer to the time of the next dose. In this instance, skip the missed dose and take the next dose as normal.
Sumycin Side Effects
Sumycin 500mg is generally considered to be safe when taken as prescribed. However, as with many medications, some patients may experience mild side effects including:
- Skin reactions
It is important for patients to read the patient information leaflet in the packaging for a full list of possible side effects from taking Sumycin 500mg. Always consult with the prescribing doctor if side effects persist. If experiencing difficulty breathing, call 999.
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