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General Information on Oxytetracycline

Generic Name : Oxytetracycline

Pronunciation : OX-i-TET-ra-SYE-kleen

Latest prescription information about Oxytetracycline. 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 : Y40.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Why is Oxytetracycline Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for various infections such as acne, dermatitis, gonorrhea, etc. 

When should Oxytetracycline not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Oxytetracycline?

PO- The recommended dose range is 250 to 1.5gm in divided doses.
Topical: Apply a thin layer over the affected skin 4 times per day.

How should Oxytetracycline be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a cream to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Oxytetracycline?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with myasthenia gravis, children less than 18 years, kidney impairment, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Oxytetracycline?

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tongue inflammation, difficulty in swallowing and inflammatory lesions.
   Skin : Redness, rashes, sensitivity to light.
   Genitourinary : Rise in Blood Urea Nitrogen.
   Hypersensitivity : Hives, swelling, shock and bruising.
   Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets and increase in eosinophilia.

What are the other precautions for Oxytetracycline?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Oxytetracycline?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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