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a tetracycline antibiotic used as a topical antiinfective.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of bacterial infections.
contraindications It is available topically only and has little systemic effect. Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to other tetracycline medication prohibits its use.
adverse effects Burning, stinging, and yellowing of the skin may occur.
A golden-colored, broad-spectrum antibiotic isolated from a strain of Streptomyces aureofaciens. It inhibits growth of or destroys some strains of streptococci, staphylococci, pneumococci, rickettsiae.