Interactions with the Absorption of Tetracyclines

  title={Interactions with the Absorption of Tetracyclines},
  author={Dr P. J. Neuvonen},
All tetracycline derivatives are bacteriostatics and their concentration in serum should not fall during the therapy below the generally accepted minimum therapeutic concentration of 0.5 to 1.5μg/ml. Tetracyclines have a high affinity to form chelates with polyvalent metallic cations such as Fe+++, Fe++, At+++, Mg++ and Ca++. Many of these tetracyclinemetal complexes are either insoluble or otherwise poorly absorbable from the gastrointestinal tract. Milk and other dairy products, antacids… CONTINUE READING
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