You should not take Achromycin if:
- You are allergic to Achromycin or tetracycline, any related medications (such as doxycycline or minocycline), or any inactive ingredients used in making Achromycin. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients in Achromycin.
- You are treating a child less than 8 years of age (except in extreme and necessary cases).
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You have liver failure or liver disease.
- You have kidney failure or kidney disease.
People who take too much Achromycin may have overdose symptoms that can include, but are not limited to:
- Loss of appetite.
If you happen to overdose on this medicine, seek medical attention immediately.
Achromycin should be stored at room temperature and be kept protected from light, moisture, and excessive heat.
Keep Achromycin and all medications out of the reach of children.
If you do not take your Achromycin as scheduled, take it as soon as you remember -- unless it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the one you forgot and take your next dose instead. Never take a double dose!
There are several generic versions of Achromycin available in tablets, capsules, and liquid.
There are also other brand-name versions of tetracycline besides Achromycin. Some of these include: