Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, tetracyclines are used in the treatment of Pediatric Helicobacter Pylori Infection?

Updated: Nov 16, 2018
  • Author: Mutaz I Sultan, MBChB, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Antibiotics, tetracyclines

Tetracyclines bind to ribosomal subunits and inhibit protein synthesis of susceptible bacteria. Use in pediatric patients should be restricted to children in whom other antibiotic regimens fail.

Tetracycline HCL (Achromycin, Sumycin, Terramycin)

Bacteriostatic, but may be bactericidal at high concentrations. Available as tab 250 or 500 mg, cap 100, 250, or 500 mg, and susp 125 mg/5 mL.


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