Agent Name

Tetracycline

CAS Number

60-54-8

Formula

C22-H24-N2-O8

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

(4S,4aS,5aS,12aS)-4-(Dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,6,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide; 2-Naphthacenecarboxamide, 4-(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,6,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-; 2-Naphthacenecarboxamide, 4-(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,6,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-, (4S-(4alpha,4aalpha,5aalpha,6beta,12aalpha))-; 4-(Dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,6,1 0,12,12a-pentahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide; 6-Methyl-1,11-dioxy-2-naphthacenecarboxamide; Abramycin; Abricycline; Achromycin; Achromycin (naphthacene derivative); Agromicina; Ambramicina; Ambramycin; Amycin; Bio-tetra; Biocycline; Cefracycline; Cefracycline suspension; Centet (base); Ciclibion; Copharlan; Criseociclina; Cyclomycin; Cyclopar; Democracin; Deschlorobiomycin; Hostacyclin; Lexacycline; Limecycline; Liquamycin; Liquamycin (Veterinary); Mericycline; Micycline; Neocycline; Omegamycin; Orlycycline; Panmycin; Piracaps (base); Polycycline; Polycycline (VAN); Polycycline (antibiotic); Polyotic; Purocyclina; Robitet; Roviciclina; SK-Tetracycline; Solvocin; Sumycin; Sumycin syrup; T-125; Tetra-co; Tetrabon; Tetraciclina [INN-Spanish]; Tetracycl; Tetracycline I; Tetracycline II; Tetracyclinum [INN-Latin]; Tetracyn; Tetradecin; Tetrafil; Tetraverine; Tsiklomistsin; Tsiklomitsin; Veracin; Vetacyclinum; Vetquamycin-324 (free base); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as human and veterinary antibacterial and human anti-amebic and anti-rickettsial; [Merck Index]

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in the pharmaceutical industry; [Malo] Tetracyclines may induce photosensitivity in patients taking these drugs systemically (photodrug reaction). [Marks, p. 201-3]

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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