Tetracycline (Topicycline) for Gonorrhea
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Definition: Tetracycline is a broad-spectrum polyketide antibiotic produced by the Streptomyces genus of Actinobacteria, indicated for use against many bacterial infections. It is a protein synthesis inhibitor. It is commonly used to treat acne today, and, more recently, rosacea, and played a historical role in reducing the incidence of mortality because of cholera. It is marketed under the brand names Sumycin, Terramycin, Tetracyn, and Panmycin, among others. Gonorrhea (also colloquially known as the clap) is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The usual symptoms in men are burning with urination and penile discharge. Women, on the other hand, are asymptomatic half the time or have vaginal discharge and pelvic pain. In both men and women if gonorrhea is left untreated, it may spread locally causing epididymitis or pelvic inflammatory disease or throughout the body, affecting joints and heart valves. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
Where does Tetracycline (Topicycline) rank compared to other Gonorrhea treatments?
#8Health experts published 123 studies on Azithromycin and Gonorrhea making Azithromycin the #8 most researched treatment. In research involving Gonorrhea, experts have concluded that Azithromycin is effective in 21 studies and safe in 6 studies.
Health experts published 72 studies on Doxycycline and Gonorrhea making Doxycycline the #9 most researched treatment. In research involving Gonorrhea, experts have concluded that Doxycycline is effective in 2 studies and safe in 2 studies.
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