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Generic Name
Tetracycline
Trade Name
Achromycin V
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • A systemic Antibacterial agent.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses the placenta.
  • Use late in pregnancy causes permenant discoloration of teeth, enamel hypoplasia and impaired fetal skeletal growth.
  • Causes maternal fatty liver infiltration.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into human breast milk.
  • Can cause permenant discoloration of teeth, enamel hypoplasia, impaired linear skeletal growth, oral and vaginal thrush and photosensitivity reactions.
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