TETRACYCLINES MNEMONICS

Tetracyclines act by blocking protein synthesis inside the microbe. Remember the antibiotics which act by protein synthesis inhibition using the mnemonic AT-30 CEL-50.

Protein synthesis inhibitors: remember AT-30 CELL-50
Aminoglycosides
Tetracyclines
Chloramphenicol
Erythromycin (macrolides)
Linezolid

Remember the clinical uses of tetracyclines using the mnemonic BBC MARVEL.

Tetracyclines uses include: Remeber BBC MARVEL
Borrelia Burgdorferi
Chlamydia
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Acne
Rickettsia
Vibrio cholerae
Lyme disease (Borrelia Burgdorferi)

We have one more mnemonic for the side effects of Tetracyclines. Remember the side effects of Tetracyclines using the mnemonic DEVIL’S CAP.

Tetracyclines Side Effects : Remember DEVIL’S CAP
Dentition
Epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting diarrhea
Vestibular toxicity
Insipidus diabetes
Liver damage
Superinfections
(C)Kidney damage
Anti anabolic effect
Phototoxicity

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