12.21 Tetracycline (Panmycin)

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treatment of infection, gonorrhea and syphilis with penicillin allergy, chronic bronchitis


bacteriostatic by inhibiting protein synthesis

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Nursing Considerations

• use caution with liver impairment
• may cause pseudomembranous colitis, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, photosensitivity, rash
• may increase effects of warfarin
• assess for infection
• obtain culture prior to initiating therapy
• monitor renal and liver labs
• instruct patient to complete entire dose

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