Sumycin

Sumycin is licensed for the treatment of acne, Helicobacter pylori infections, and bacterial infections such as gonorrhea and certain types of pneumonia. The antibiotic is part of a class of drugs called tetracyclines, which work by decreasing bacteria's ability to make protein. As a result, the medication helps stop bacteria from continuing to live and causing infection in the body.

What Is Sumycin?

Sumycin® (tetracycline hydrochloride) is a prescription antibiotic that is licensed to treat a number of common infections. Some common uses include:
 
  • Treatment of bacterial infections, such as:
 
 
(Click Tetracycline Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 
Sumycin has not been approved for use in children under the age of eight.
 

How Does Sumycin Work?

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