Oxethazaine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Oxethazaine

Generic Name : Oxethazaine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Oxethazaine are provided here.
Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y48.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Oxethazaine

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International : 


Other Name(s) of Oxethazaine


Why is Oxethazaine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a potent local anesthetic, prescribed for rapid and effective relief in gastritis, esophagitis, hiatus hernia, heartburn of pregnancy and peptic ulcer.  


When should Oxethazaine not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Oxethazaine?

PO- The recommended dose is 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls 4 times a day, 15 minutes before each meal and at bed time.

How should Oxethazaine be taken?

It comes as syrup to take by mouth, without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Oxethazaine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney impairment, appendicitis, decreased level of phosphate in blood, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it will lead to hypophosphatemia (decreased level of phosphate in blood).

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Oxethazaine?

  Allergic reactions: Skin eruptions, itching and tongue inflammation.
  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, faintness and drowsiness.

What are the other precautions for Oxethazaine?

Shake well before use.

What are the storage conditions for Oxethazaine?

Store it at controlled room temperature and in an airtight container. Do not freeze it.

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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