In terms of antibacterial spectrum, this drug is similar to chlorotetracycline. It is used for the same indications. It belongs to the group of short-lasting tetracyclines. Synonyms of this drug are tetramycin, oxymycin, and others.
Tetracycline: Tetracycline, 4-dimethylamino-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,6,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacencarboxamide (32.3.3), is synthesized by reducing chlorotetracycline with hydrogen using a palladium on carbon catalyst. However, it can be synthesized microbiologically using the actinomycete Streptomyces viridifaciens, as well as a certain mutant S. aureofaciens [206-214].
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