What is acromycin?

Acromycin® is the brand nameof a broad-spectrum antibiotic medicinethat uses tetracycline as the active ingredient, which belongs to the line of medicines calledtetracyclines with an effect on infections in the body caused by bacteria.

To highlight: This pharmaceutical product is produced by the company namedPFIZER, S.A. de C.V. (1)

What is acromycin for?

  • Thanks to its mechanism of action, acromicin® with bacteriostatic property exerts its antimicrobial effect byinhibiting protein synthesis in bacteria, preventing their growth and proliferation. This actionfavors the elimination of infectionscaused bygram-negative and gram-positivemicroorganisms(2)
  • It is used to treat:
    • Typhos group fever, Q fever, Rocky Mountain spottedfevercaused byRickettsia.
    • Psittacosis, lymphogranuloma venereum, trachoma, inclusion conjunctivitisand ornithosis caused byChlamydia spp.
    • Chancroid caused byHaemophilus ducreyi.
    • .
    • Other infections caused by Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, Borrelia recurrentis, Streptococcus spp., Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Enterobacter aerogenes among others that affect organs such as the eyes , skin , Digestive System and genital system.

Dosage and routes of administration of achromycin

The presentation of acromycin® is in 250 mg tablets,which contain tetracycline hydrochloride. The route of administrationis oral and the dosage as a reference can be as follows:

  • Adults: A dose of 1 g to 2 g divided into two or four equal doses, according to medical recommendation.
  • Children over 8 years of age: A dose of 25 mg to 50 mg/kg of weight divided into 2 to 4 equal doses.

Side Effects of Achromycin

Clinical data indicate that treatment with acromycin® may cause, in a certain patient population , some of the following adverse effects:

  • Possible allergic reactions to contact with any component of the formula.
  • Anorexia, nausea, vomiting , diarrhea .
  • Glossitis, dysphagia, enterocolitis, pancreatitis, inflammatory lesions in the anogenital region.
  • Increased liver enzymes, hepatic failure.
  • Esophagitis and esophageal ulceration.
  • Erythematous and maculopapular rash, exfoliative dermatitis and drug eruption.
  • Problems with acute kidney failure.
  • Hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, and eosinophilia.
  • Dizziness, tinnitus, visual disturbances, headache.
  • Erythema multiforme and Stevens-Johnson syndrome .

Important: If any of these symptoms or another that is not on the list appear during treatment with this drug, please stop using it and consult your doctor .

Contraindications and warnings of achromycin

The use of acromycin® is contraindicated in any of the following circumstances:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the formula’s components.
  • In children under 8 years of age.
  • During the pregnancy period.
  • During breastfeeding .

Highlights: Provide all information about your health history to your doctor, before starting treatment with this drug.

Avoid it if you have:

  • History of hypersensitivity to tetracyclines.


  • Products such as acromycin® must be administered with a prescription or prescription.
  • Follow your doctor’s directions while using this medication.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose to avoid toxic reactions.
  • In patients with renal insufficiency it is recommended to adjust the dose.
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.

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