Sinusitis and Tetracyclines
Effect of Tetracyclines on Sinusitis
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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
- 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.