Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


We studied the effect of tetracycline on bile acid pool composition in a human subject. A dosage of 250 mg (qid) of tetracycline for one week completely eliminated deoxycholic and lithocholic acid from the pool. Tetracycline may be of value for limiting the build-up of lithocholic acid in patients who are treated with chenodeoxycholic acid to dissolve gallstones.