Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Tetracyclines for intramuscular injection: corrections


In the article on parenteral tetracycline therapy (March 1, 1968) the dosage of tetracycline and oxytetracycline by intramuscular injection was wrongly stated as being 0.5 G twice daily: the makers recommend 100 mg twice daily; the BNF dose of tetracycline and procaine injection is 200–400 mg daily. Pfizer have also pointed out that their preparation of oxytetracycline (Terramycin) is no less soluble than lymecycline, and that both injections are acid (Terramcyin pH 2–2. 2; lymecycline pH 4.3).

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.