Tetracycline

Tetracycline: Tx: RMSF (rickettsia), Q fever (coxiella). Mech: inh elongation (blk AA-tRNA binding). SE: phototox (rash), bone deposition (brown teeth, don't use for kids or preg pts), Fanconi (n/v, polyuria, proteinuria). Fact: inh by Ca, Mg, M3+.


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  • Tetracycline
  • Tx: RMSF (rickettsia), Q fever (coxiella).
  • Mech: inh elongation (blk AA-tRNA binding).
  • SE: phototox (rash), bone deposition (brown teeth, don't use for kids or preg pts), Fanconi (n/v, polyuria, proteinuria).
  • Fact: inh by Ca, Mg, M3+.