demeclocycline hydrochloride


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demeclocycline hydrochloride

[dēmek′lōsī′klēn]
a tetracycline antibiotic.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of various gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial infections, including those in which use of penicillin is contraindicated.
contraindications Renal or liver dysfunction, pregnancy, early childhood, or known hypersensitivity to this drug or to other tetracycline medication prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are GI disturbances, phototoxicity, potentially serious superinfections, and hypersensitivity reactions. Discoloration of teeth may occur in children exposed to the drug in utero or before 8 years of age.

demeclocycline hydrochloride

(dĕm″ĕ-klō-sī′klēn)
A tetracycline-type antibiotic, used primarily to treat the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone. The drug interferes with the action of antidiuretic hormone at the renal collecting ducts.