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Sinusitis and Tetracyclines

Read more about Tetracyclines.

Effect of Tetracyclines on Sinusitis

Common names include:

  • Tetracycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Minocycline

Be sure to take tetracycline with food to avoid stomach upset. Wait two hours between taking antacids or milk and taking a dose of tetracycline. Doxycycline and minocycline can be taken without regard to food or milk. Always take these medicines with a full glass of water.

Side Effects and Warnings

Possible side effects include:

  • Stomach cramps, burning
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Tooth discoloration in children (including those whose mothers took tetracycline while pregnant)
  • Increased sun sensitivity
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Decreased effectiveness of oral contraceptives—Use another form of contraception while you are taking tetracycline.