|Generic Sumycin should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Be sure to use the entire prescription. If you are taking a liquid form of the drug, shake well before using.
Do not use outdated Generic Sumycin. Outdated Generic Sumycin is highly toxic to the kidneys.
Do not take antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium (e.g., Mylanta, Maalox) while taking Generic Sumycin. They will affect the absorption of Tetracycline.
Take Generic Sumycin 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Foods, milk, and some other dairy products affect absorption of Tetracycline.
Generic Sumycin should be continued for at least 24 to 48 hours after your symptoms have subsided.
If you miss a Generic Sumycin dose
Take Generic Sumycin dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose and you take Generic Sumycin once a day (e.g., for acne), take the dose you missed, and then take the next one 10 to 12 hours later; if you take it twice a day, take the Generic Sumycin dose you missed, and then take the next one 5 to 6 hours later; if you take 3 or more Generic Sumycin doses a day, take the one you missed, and then take the next one 2 to 4 hours later. Then go back to your regular schedule.
Your doctor will adjust your Generic Sumycin dose on the basis of the condition to be treated, your age, and risk factors such as kidney problems.
You should use Generic Sumycin for at least 24 to 48 hours after symptoms and fever have subsided. For a streptococcal infection, doses should be taken for at least 10 days.
For most infections
The usual daily dose of Generic Sumycin is 1 to 2 grams divided into 2 or 4 equal doses, depending on severity.
For treatment of brucellosis
The usual dose of Generic Sumycin is 500 milligrams 4 times daily for 3 weeks; Generic Sumycin should be accompanied by streptomycin.
For treatment of syphilis
You should take a total of 30 to 40 grams of Generic Sumycin, divided into equal doses over a period of 10 to 15 days.
Gonorrhea patients sensitive to penicillin
The usual starting dose of Generic Sumycin is 1.5 grams, followed by 0.5 gram every 6 hours for 4 days, to a total dosage of 9 grams.
For urethral, endocervical, or rectal infections in adults caused by Chlamydia trachomatis
The usual dose of Generic Sumycin is 500 milligrams, 4 times a day, for at least 7 days.
Children 8 years of age and above
The usual daily dose of Generic Sumycin is 10 to 20 milligrams per pound of body weight divided into 2 or 4 equal doses.
Generic Sumycin Overdose
Generic Sumycin taken in excess can have serious consequences. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose of Generic Sumycin.
Generic Sumycin Storage instructions
Store capsules at room temperature. Keep the liquid form of tetracycline in the refrigerator, but do not allow it to freeze.
Preparations of Generic Sumycin
Generic Sumycin Capsules: Generic Sumycin 250 mg, Generic Sumycin 500 mg