Sumycin is commonly used to treat acne today but may also be used to cure other conditions as indicated by your doctor.
Sumycin should be taken as directed by your doctor. It is recommended that you take it with a glass of water. However, certain antacids are known to interrupt the absorption of the drugs and hence must be avoided for a period of 3 to 4 hours before and after Sumycin.
If you skip doses or do not complete the full course of therapy, you may risk a decrease in the effectiveness of the immediate treatment. If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store Sumycin at room temperature between 68 – 77 °F (20 – 25 °C) away from direct exposure to heat and light.
If you suspect a Sumycin overdose then seek medical attention immediately.
Sumycin is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness and these effects get enhanced when combined with alcohol. So avoid alcohol while taking the drug.
Do NOT use Sumycin if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Sumycin or other tetracycline antibiotics (eg, doxycycline)
you are taking acitretin or methoxyflurane
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Sumycin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have diarrhea, a stomach infection, or kidney problems
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Sumycin . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Acitretin or isotretinoin because side effects, such as increased pressure in the fluid surrounding the brain, may occur
Digoxin, methotrexate, methoxyflurane, or oral anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Sumycin
Atovaquone, lithium, oral contraceptives (birth control pills), or penicillins (eg, amoxicillin) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Sumycin.
Possible Side Effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Black hairy tongue; blurred vision; bulky loose stools; diarrhea; difficulty swallowing; fever; headache; hives; hoarseness; indigestion; inflammation or redness of tongue; joint pain; loss of appetite; mouth sores; nausea; rash; sensitivity to sunlight; sore throat; stomach pain; swelling and itching of the rectum.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); infection (fever, chills, sore throat); itching; nausea; severe skin reaction to the sun; vaginal irritation or discharge; vomiting.
If you have any questions about Bactroban, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Bactroban is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.