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Tetracycline Pills
Tetracycline Antibiotics.png
Category Medical
Size 1x2 (2 Slots)
Weight 70 g (0.15 lb)
Absorbency 70%
Locations Medic, Hygiene
Rarity Uncommon
Broad spectrum antibiotics. Used to treat bacterial diseases. Not effective against viruses. — In-game description

Tetracycline Pills, also known simply as antibiotics is a type of medicine in DayZ Standalone used to treat cholera, wound infection or the cold. One Tetracycline Pill has a duration of 5 minutes, meaning you have to retake one pill after that time.
You can stack the pills in your inventory.

TIP: As you can not use 2 of the same pills at once to boost effectiveness, you can combine two different meds at the same time.
You can take Multivitamin Pills and Tetracycline Pills together and they will both act on infections, although only one icon will appear on the player’s HUD.



  • Prior to update 1.10, you could not combine the Tetracycline Pills in your inventory, meaning you had to have multiple packets on you if you were running out. This has been fixed in 1.10