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Achromycin is an antibiotic that belongs to a class of drugs called tetracyclines. It is commonly used to treat bacterial infections, such as H. Pylori and some types of urinary tract infections, and can also be used to treat acne. Common side effects of this medicine include things like dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, and skin reaction to sunlight.

What Is Achromycin?

Achromycin® (tetracycline hydrochloride) is a prescription antibiotic that is licensed to treat a number of common infections. Some uses for Achromycin include:
 
  • Treatment of bacterial infections. Some infections that Achromycin is used to treat include:

 

 

Achromycin has not been approved for use in children under the age of 8.
 
(Click Tetracycline Uses for more information on the specific uses of Achromycin.)
 

How Does Achromycin Work?

Achromycin is part of a class of drugs called tetracyclines. It decreases bacteria's ability to make protein, which the bacterium needs to live. By affecting the protein of bacteria, Achromycin helps stop bacteria from continuing to live and cause infection in the body.
 
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