Tetracycline is one of the most famous and popular antibiotics. Everyone heard about it and most likely used in treatment. First of all, tetracycline is antibiotic with bacteriostatic action, it is related to the tetracycline group of drugs. This medication is used as for external use (ointment) as well as for oral one (tablets). It is worth noting that tetracycline for prostatitis is assigned in the form of tablets. Tetracycline antibiotic ointment is usually used to treat infectious lesions of the external skin covers – eye infections, inflamed, festering ulcerative wounds.
How to supplied?
Tetracycline is made and released in three forms: ointment, tablets and capsules. Ointment can be 1-1.5 and 3 percent. As it has already been said above, it is assigned to treat infectious lesions of skin and mucous membranes. When treating more serious infectious diseases, such as prostatitis, tetracycline is assigned in the form of tablets or capsules. Each tablet contains 100 mg of the active substance and they are film-coated. One blister usually has 10 tablets, in one package – 20 tablets.
Tetracycline has high level of bacteriostatic action, interferes with the work of ribosomes and transport RNA of hostile microbes. This leads to a complete halt of protein synthesis and the death of infection. This drug shows high activity in relation to the most different types and groups of pathogens.
- Gram-positive. Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Listeria spp., Actinomyces israelii, Bacillus anthracis, Clostridium spp.
- Gram-negative. Haemophilus influenzae, Bordetella pertussis, Haemophilus ducreyi, Shigella spp., Salmonella spp., Bartonella bacilliformis, Rickettsia spp., Brucella spp.
Tetracycline is rapidly absorbed throughout the gastrointestinal tract. It is rapidly distributed to the tissues and organs that contributes to the rapid achievement of a therapeutic concentration. It is excreted with feces and urine. All this makes tetracycline for prostatitis very convenient.
Dosage and Administration
Tetracycline ointment is usually used at bedtime, because in the daytime, ointment can be erased due to human activity. The usual daily dose for an adult male can range from 0.25 to 0.5 grams, reception is divided into four parts, i.e. every 12 hours. The maximum dose per day can reach up to 4 grams of the drug, this dosage of tetracycline for chronic prostatitis is possible, but only by physician’s appointment and under his supervision. Course of treatment is usually seven days.
Indications and Usage
Tetracycline is a very versatile drug; it can be assigned to virtually any type of treatment of infectious lesions. For example, when the lesions of organs and tissues of the respiratory or digestive systems or organs and tissues of the urogenital system: infectious prostatitis, inguinal granuloma, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and many others.
Antibiotics kill not only pathogenic, but also normal human flora, but it is necessary for life. Therefore, treatment of prostatitis by tetracycline should occur in conjunction with taking drugs that support microflora. In the treatment of dysbacteriosis Linex proved to be very successful.
Attention!It is also important together with antibiotic treatment to treat prostatitis by immunomodulatory drugs that support the organism.
Various vitamin complexes will help to solve this problem. Today pharmacological companies developed many relevant drugs specifically for patients with prostatitis. They contain many extracts, vitamins and elements. The most important element is zinc.
Contraindications and Side Effects
Tetracycline is contraindicated in the following cases:
- Lactation period;
- Children under the age of 8;
- Sensitivity to tetracycline;
- Liver failure;
Possible side effects after taking the antibiotic:
- Burning sensation in the throat;
- Quincke’s disease;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Change the color of tooth enamel;
- Epigastric pain;
Tetracycline for chronic prostatitis has proved itself from the positive side. Many patients talk about its high efficiency and performance. There are only a few people whom the antibiotic did not help in treating inflammation in the prostate.