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Mechanism of Action
Tetracycline passively diffuses through porin channels in the bacterial membrane and reversibly binds to the 30S ribosomal subunit, preventing binding of tRNA to the mRNA-ribosome complex, and thus interfering with protein synthesis.
Site of Action
Tetracycline medications are mainly absorbed by the GI tract.
Tetracyclines fall under Pregnancy Category D.
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Tetracycline (Antibiotics) Uses, Dosage, Side Effects - Drugs.com. (n.d.). Retrieved December 02, 2016, from https://www.drugs.com/tetracycline.html
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