Panmycin - Usage and Side Effects

Panmycin is a tetracycline antibiotic used to manage a broad spectrum of bacterial infections in patients.
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Available through medical prescription.
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Panmycin FAQ

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What is Panmycin used for?

Panmycin is used to treat infections of the respiratory tract (pneumonia), urinary tract, soft tissues, and skin. It is used for infections caused by a wide spectrum of bacteria, except that resistance is common among gram-negative bacilli of enteric origin and staphylococci. How safe is Panmycin?

Why is Panmycin a broad-spectrum antibiotic?

It is active against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. Panmycin is known as a broad-spectrum antibiotic due to its activity against such a wide range of infections. It was the second of the tetracyclines to be discovered. Panmycin, like other tetracyclines, is used to treat many infections common and rare.

What is the difference between Panmycin and tetracycline?

Panmycin treats several types of bacterial infections. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight while taking Panmycin as it causes increased sensitivity to the sun. Tetracycline is a prescription medication used to treat various bacterial infections.

How do I take Panmycin (oral)?

How to take Panmycin (Oral)? Use Panmycin (Oral) exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

What are the side effects of Panmycin?

[ Ref] Metabolic side effects have included azotemia, hyperphosphatemia, and metabolic acidosis. Increases in serum BUN levels may occur as a result of the anti-anabolic action of tetracycline (the active ingredient contained in Panmycin) and not necessarily indicate renal disease.

Can I report side effects of Panmycin (tetracycline)?

Pediatrics. 1971;47:567-70. Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances. Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA. Learn about the side effects of Panmycin (tetracycline), from common to rare, for consumers and healthcare professionals.

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