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Your child needs to take the medicine called tetracycline (say: tet-ra-SYE-kleen) for an infection or for acne. This information sheet explains what tetracycline does, how to take it, and what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about tetracycline and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about tetracycline, speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: March 25th 2010