Tetracycline

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Scientific Name: Tetracycline
Brand Name: Achromycin, Pylera, Sumycin
Company Owner: Heritage pharmaceuticals inc, Bristol laboratories inc div bristol myers co, Warner chilcott div warner lambert co, Pharmacia and upjohn co, Solvay pharmaceuticals, Wyeth ayerst laboratories, Apothecon inc div bristol myers squibb, Angus chemical co, Pfipharmecs div pfizer inc, On site therapeutics inc, Shire development inc, Lederle laboratories div american cyanamid co, Pfizer laboratories div pfizer inc, Storz ophthalmics inc sub american cyanamid co, Par pharmaceutical, Ivax pharmaceuticals inc sub teva pharmaceuticals usa, Par pharmaceutical inc
Mechanism Of Action Tetracycline passively diffuses through porin channels in the bacterial membrane and reversibly binds to the 30S ribosomal subunit, preventing binding of tRNA to the mRNA-ribosome complex, and thus interfering with protein synthesis.
Description of the Drug: Tetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of susceptible infections.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00759