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Acnecycline Pregnancy


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Is Acnecycline (Tetracycline) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits

Acnecycline (Tetracycline) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

  • Upsides
  • No info available
  • Downsides
  • Interacts with birth control and makes it less effective. Use a backup form of birth control if you don't want to get pregnant.
  • Not a good choice for children ages 8 and under. Tetracycline can cause permanent staining of teeth in babies and young children.
  • Tips
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  • Risks
  • Acnecycline (Tetracycline) and similar medicines can affect the growth and development of teeth in the fetus, infant and in children younger than 8 years old. Avoid using if you're pregnant, breast-feeding, or in children less than 8 years of age and ask your doctor about other effective medicine choices.
  • If you're taking Acnecycline (Tetracycline) and also on birth control pills, the birth control might not work. You'll need to use a barrier form of birth control (condoms, diaphragms, etc.) while taking Acnecycline (Tetracycline) if you don't want to get pregnant.
  • You should avoid taking Acnecycline (Tetracycline) if you think you may get pregnant. Acnecycline (Tetracycline) can affect tooth and bone formation in the developing fetus and infant. The risk is greater the longer you take it, but can happen even with repeated short treatments. If you're considering having a baby, talk to your doctor first about safer medicine choices to treat your condition.
Source: FDA package insert