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Tetracycline

Common brand names:

Achromycin, Sumycin

Tetracycline is a member of the tetracycline family of antibiotics. Tetracycline is used to treat a wide variety of infections and severe acne.

Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods

Types of interactions:beneficial= Beneficialadverse= Adversecheck= Check
dnicon_Beneficial May Be Beneficial: Depletion or interference—This medication may deplete these substances from the body or interfere with how they work; extra intake may help replenish them.
Folic Acid
Potassium
Vitamin B12
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B6
Vitamin K
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)*
dnicon_Beneficial May Be Beneficial: Side effect reduction and/or prevention—These substances may help reduce the likelihood and/or severity of a potential side effect caused by the medication.
Vitamin C
Brewer’s Yeast*
Probiotics*
dnicon_Beneficial May Be Beneficial: Supportive interaction—These substances may help this medication work better.
Bromelain
Probiotics
dnicon_Avoid Avoid: Reduces drug effectiveness—When taking this medication, avoid these substances as they may decrease the medication's absorption and/or activity in the body.
Calcium
Iron
Khat
Magnesium
Zinc
dnicon_Avoid Avoid: Adverse interaction—When taking this medication, avoid these substances, as the combination may cause undesirable or dangerous interactions.
Barberry
Goldenseal
Oregon Grape
dnicon_Check Check: Explanation needed—When taking this medication, read the article details and discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist before taking these substances.
Barberry
Vitamin K*
The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

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