Tetracyclines

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Tetracyclines inhibit bacterial growth. They include doxy- cycline, tetracycline, and minocycline. They can be effective against Streptococcus pneumoniae and M. catarrhalis, but bacteria that are resistant to penicillin are also often resistant to doxycycline. Tetracyclines have unique side effects among antibiotics, including skin reactions to sunlight, possible burning in the throat, and stained teeth. These antibiotics should not be given to children before their adult teeth are fully present, to prevent dental staining.

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