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Drug Tetracycline Mnemonic!

The "C" in the Cycline part of tetracycline can help us remember the following important information about it;

1) Children = avoid(can cause tooth & bone problem)

2) Childbirth = contraindicated in pregnancy (liver dysfunction)

3) Chelator = for divalent cations (Ca,Mg which can dec its absorption)

4) Candidiasis & Colitis = superinfections can occur

5) Chlamydia = used for it
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Smile Tetracycline uses mnemonic

Tetracycline - VACUUM Her BedRoom

Vibrio Cholerae - Drug of Choice
Chlamydiae - Drug of Choice (and other STDs)
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

H. Pylori
Borrelia Burgdorferi (Early Stage Lyme Disease) - Drug of Choice
Rickettsiae (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) - Drug of Choice

Also used for -
Gonococcal Infection
Prophylaxis of Chronic Bronchitis

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