Sumycin is an antibiotic attributed to tetracycline class which act preventing bacterial protein synthesis. pulmonary infections (Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniaeurinary), tract infections, acne, chlamydia, Rocky mountain spotted fever, typhus, chancroid, cholera, brucellosis, anthrax, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Dosage and directions
Take exactly as prescribed and do not take this medication if it was not administered to you by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water on an empty stomach at least two hours before or after a meal. Avoid drinking dairy products with your your Sumycin intake. If your Sumycin is a suspension shake it before use and measure with a special spoon. Continue your treatment even if you feel fine and symptoms disappeared because infection might still remain in your body.
Do not exposure your body to sunlight for a too long time due to sensibility caused by this drug. All tetracyclines form stable compounds with Ca2+ in the cells producing bones, so it may cause a permanent colour change of dents in the period of their formation.
Hypersensitivity, pregnancy (II and II trimester), breastfeeding, children younger than 8 y.o., leucopenia. In patients with kidney failure should be used with cautiousness.
Possible side effect
Side effects may appear as signs of allergy (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue). Stop using Sumycin and talk with your doctor if you experience this: call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: severe headache, dizziness, blurred vision, fever, body aches, severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash, urinating less than usual or not at all, jaundice, confusion or weakness, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness.
Sumycin may depress the effects of certain birth-control pills. Iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives should be taken within 2 hours before or after taking Sumycin. Due to the suppression of intestinal micro-flora growth dosage of indirect anticoagulant should be diminished. Effect of bactericidal antibiotics such as penicillins and cephalosporines affecting cell wall formation is also depressed by Sumycin.
If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember. If it almost time of your next dose just skip it and return to your regular schedule. Never double dose this medication.
In case of serious and persistent symptoms of allergy or nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea consult your doctor about medical attention.
Store at room temperature between 59-77 F (15-25 C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.