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What should I know about demeclocycline before taking it?

Before taking demeclocycline, you should know that the drug can interact with other medications and foods, such as antacids and calcium. You also should understand that demeclocycline should not be taken by pregnant women or young children, as it could cause long-term bone, dental and growth problems in children. When taken with other medications, such as birth control pills, demeclocycline might make those medications less effective. Additionally, you need to know how to take demeclocycline before you take the drug: It should be taken on an empty stomach with a full glass of water.

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