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Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab] (Tetracycline) Drug Price and Information

Tetracycline (Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab]) is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections.  It fights bacteria in the body.

Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab] - Sanofi Aventis Pharma India

Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab]  Tablet  

Generic : Tetracycline
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab] (Tetracycline) from Sanofi Aventis Pharma India

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team

Medical condition(s) for which Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab] may be prescribed

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adults: Usual daily dose is 1 to 2 gm.
For mild to moderate infections: 500 mg two times per day.
For children above eight years of age: usual daily dose is 10 to 20 mg/lb (25 to 50 mg/kg) body weight divided in four equal doses.

Side effects of Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab]

Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bulky loose stools, mouth ulcer, sore throat, tongue inflammation, difficulty in swallowing, hoarseness and inflammatory lesions.

Skin : Sensitivity to sunlight.

Genitourinary : Increases in BUN.

Hypersensitivity : Shock, fever, rash, joint pain, hives and bruising.

Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

Miscellaneous : Dizziness and headache.

How to use Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab]?

It comes as a tablet, capsule, oral liquid to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.


When Should Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab] not be taken? (Contraindications)



Warnings and Precautions for Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab]

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diarrhea, a stomach infection, or kidney problems, any allergies, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

It may cause stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools; if it is so consult with your doctor.

Other Precautions for Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab]

Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Hostacycline® [Film-Coated Tab]

Store it at room temperature.

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