Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Sumycin. However, not everyone who takes it will experience problems. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by your healthcare provider.
Common side effects of Sumycin include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin reaction to sunlight (photosensitivity)
  • Upset stomach (dyspepsia)
  • Unexplained rash
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Itchy skin.
(Click Tetracycline Side Effects for more information, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions With Sumycin

Sumycin can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of these medicines include:
(Click Tetracycline Drug Interactions to learn more.)

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Sumycin if you:
  • Have liver disease or failure
  • Have kidney disease or failure
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have any allergies to medications
  • Will be having any surgery.
Also tell your healthcare provider about all of the medications you are currently taking, including:
  • Prescription and nonprescription medicines
  • Antacids
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Blood-thinning medicines
  • Vitamins
  • Herbal supplements.
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