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General Information on Oxethazaine

Generic Name : Oxethazaine

Latest prescription information about Oxethazaine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y48.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics

Other Name(s) of Oxethazaine

Oxetacaine

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 to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

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.
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