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Safety in Lactation: Tetracyclines

25 September 2020If other antibiotics are not appropriate, tetracycline is the preferred drug from this group. Short term use (less than 3 weeks duration) is acceptable for…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

AkneminAlmirall Ltd

Almirall Ltd
Aknemin
Capsules 50mg, 100mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Maximum 7 days
Protect from light and moisture and store in airtight container.
25 February 2015

genericActavis UK Ltd

Actavis UK Ltd
generic
Tablets 50mg, 100mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Protect from light and moisture and store in airtight container.
24 February 2015

Minocin MRMeda Pharmaceuticals

Meda Pharmaceuticals
Minocin MR
Capsules m/r 100mg
G1 · Green 1Stability data indicates that the drug is suitable for CAs and there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Hygroscopic. Protect from light & store in airtight container. Maximum 7 days in MCA.
2 March 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Tetracycline
Limited published evidence of safety
Black discolouration of breast milk reported due to iron chelation — not thought to be harmful
Bound less by calcium in milk, therefore increased infant absorption compared to other tetracyclines
5 August 2020