Inhibits bacterial protein synthesis at the level of the 30S bacterial ribosome.
Bacteriostatic action against susceptible bacteria.
Includes activity against some gram-positive pathogens::
» Bacillus anthracis ,
» Clostridium perfringens ,
» Clostridium tetani ,
» Listeria monocytogenes ,
» Nocardia ,
» Propionibacterium acnes ,
» Actinomyces israelii .
Active against some gram-negative pathogens::
» Haemophilus influenzae ,
» Legionella pneumophila ,
» Yersinia entercolitica ,
» Yersinia pestis ,
» Neisseria gonorrhoeae ,
» Neisseria meningitidis .
Also active against several other pathogens, including::
» Mycoplasma ,
» Treponema pallidum ,
» Chlamydia ,
» Rickettsia ,
» B. burgdorferi .
tetracycline has been found in Davis's Drug Guide
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