What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking It?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Achromycin if you:
  • Have liver disease or liver failure
  • Have kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have any allergies to medications
  • Will be having any surgery.
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, antacids, oral contraceptives, blood-thinning medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Precautions and Warnings

There are a number of precautions and warnings to be aware of before taking Achromycin. Some of these include:
  • Achromycin may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. If you are using birth control pills, talk to your healthcare provider about other options for contraception.
  • Achromycin is considered a pregnancy Category D medication. This means that it has been studied in pregnant women and poses a significant risk to an unborn baby. Discuss the safety of this drug with your healthcare provider before using Achromycin.
  • Skin reactions that resemble serious sunburns may occur if you are exposed to sunlight while taking Achromycin. Try to avoid unnecessary sunlight exposure while taking this antibiotic. If exposure to the sun is unavoidable, cover as much of your skin as possible (long sleeves, long pants, a hat, etc.) and use a sunscreen with a rating of SPF 45 or higher.
These are only a few of the several precautions and warnings to be aware of with Achromycin.
(Click Tetracycline Precautions and Warnings for more information.)
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