A patient has recently been prescribed to tetracycline for the treatment of acne vulgaris. The nurse should include which of the following in her teaching plan?


•A common side effect of tetracycline is photosensitivity. The patient should be instructed to apply sunscreen before being exposed to the sun.

•Food and milk will decrease the absorption of tetracycline.

•Tetracycline is pregnancy category x and should not be taken while pregnant.

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