When and How Do I Take It?

Achromycin comes as a capsule, tablet, or liquid suspension. It is usually taken two to four times a day, depending on your healthcare provider's instructions.
It is best to take Achromycin without food at least one hour before a meal or two hours after eating. Other recommendations include drinking a full glass of water with each dose.
The medicine should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your system.
For Achromycin to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Make sure that you complete your entire prescription of Achromycin, even if you start feeling better. This will ensure that the infection is completely treated.
Never take Achromycin that is past its expiration date. This can cause serious problems because outdated Achromycin can be toxic to the kidneys.

Dietary Considerations for Achromycin

There are specific diet restrictions with Achromycin. This medication works the best if taken either one hour before you eat, or two hours after you have eaten. If it is taken too close to meals, it will not be absorbed as well and may not produce maximal effects.

Dosing Information

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition you are being treated for
  • Whether you have decreased kidney function
  • Other existing medical conditions
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Tetracycline Dosage for more information.)
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