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Getra 500 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Tetracycline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Infections that occur because of bacteria can be effectively treated with Getra 500 MG Capsule. The drug is an antibiotic which cures a number of bacterial infections that affect the skin, urinary tract, intestines, genitals, respiratory tract, lymph nodes and various other parts of the body. The drug is also useful in the treatment of acne and sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) like chlamydia, gonorrhea as well as syphilis. In cases of some patients who cannot be prescribed penicillin or any other antibiotic for the treatment of severe infections like anthrax and listeria, Getra 500 MG Capsule is prescribed instead.

The medicine should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Take it about an hour or 2 after you take your meal. The drug should not be consumed with milk or for that matter any other dairy products unless specifically advised by the doctor. This is primarily because dairy products make it difficult for the body to absorb Getra 500 MG Capsule. The drug will only treat bacterial infections, it cannot be taken for the treatment of viral infections like cold or flu.

Some facts should be kept in mind when taking this drug. For instance, children below the age of 8 years cannot be given this medicine. Pregnant women should discuss the pros and cons of taking Getra 500 MG Capsule with their doctor. This is because the drug can be harmful for the fetus. It may also lead to discolored teeth in the child which will be permanent. Lactating mothers should also take their doctors advice before using Getra 500 MG Capsule. It is also important that you throw away expired Getra 500 MG Capsule, as consumption of the drug can lead to severe kidney problems.

A few plausible side effects of the drug that you may experience are vomiting, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, cramps in the stomach and dizziness. In case these side effects do not go away with time consult your health care provider.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Getra 500 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of cholera which is an infection of the intestine caused by Vibrio cholerae.

Chlamydia Infection

Getra 500 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of sexually transmitted infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.
Getra 500 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of Brucellosis which is a bacterial infection that spreads from animals caused by Brucella bacteria.
Getra 500 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and some Mycoplasma Pneumonia.

Rickettsial Infection

Getra 500 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of Rickettsial infections like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus fever and the typhus group, Q fever, rickettsial pox, and tick fevers caused by Rickettsiae.
Getra 500 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of Pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae.
Not recommended in the patients allergic to Getra 500 MG Capsule.
In addition to its intended effect, Getra 500 MG Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

Major Common

Abdominal pain

Major Rare

Headache

Major Rare

Loss of appetite

Major Rare

Diarrhea

Minor Common

Itching of the rectal or genital areas

Minor Less Common

Mouth ulcers

Minor Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 1 to 2 days.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 to 4 hours

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendency have been reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Getra 500 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Sanofi India Ltd
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Missed Dose instructions

The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

India

United States

Japan

Getra 500 MG Capsule belongs to the class tetracyclines. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the protein synthesis by acting on 30S ribosomal subunits of susceptible bacteria.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Colitis

Moderate
Avoid if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking Getra 500 MG Capsule. Inform the doctor if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Iron and calcium suppliments

Moderate
This medicine is not recommended to take with iron and calcium preparations due to the decrease in the absorption. The minimum time gap of 3 hours should be maintained for a better absorption.

Interaction with Medicine

Warfarin

Moderate
Getra 500 MG Capsule may increase the effect of warfarin and may increase the risk of bleeding. Close monitoring of blood platelets is necessary. Any symptoms of unusual bleeding should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Ethinyl Estradiol

Moderate
The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Cholera Vaccine

Major
If you have taken Getra 500 MG Capsule, then it is advisable to wait for 14 days before taking Cholera vaccine. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.

Digoxin

Moderate
Getra 500 MG Capsule may increase the concentration of digoxin and may cause serious effects like irregular heartbeats, nausea, and visual changes. The dose of digoxin should be adjusted. Close monitoring of symptoms is necessary.

Calcium gluconate

Moderate
Calcium, aluminum or magnesium salts may decrease the concentration of Getra 500 MG Capsule. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any calcium supplements or any preparation containing aluminum or magnesium salts. There should be a time gap of at least 2 to 3 hours between these two medications. If necessary, an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
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Popular Questions & Answers

HI, I want to know Why tetracycline use in cholera though diarrhoea is major side effect?

MBBS(Gold Medalist), MD - Internal Medicine, PGP - Diabetes, CC Diabetes
Diabetologist, Ghaziabad
HI, I want to know Why tetracycline use in cholera though diarrhoea is major side effect?
tetracycline is the drug of choice for the pathogen causing cholera. diarrhoea may be the side effect but is not very frequent
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My has tetracycline stained yellow teeth is there any method to regain their colour?

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
My has tetracycline stained yellow teeth is there any method to regain their colour?
Hello regaining color is little difficult as tetracycline stains are intrinsic that is they are from within. Else the best and definite solution is to mask the stains with the emax laminates.
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Does taking tetracycline tabs 500 mg thrice a day cause loss of appetite n the sugar level falls in case of diabetic patients.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Endocrinologist, Indore
Does taking tetracycline tabs 500 mg thrice a day cause loss of appetite n the sugar level falls in case of diabetic ...
Yes tetracycline can cause loss of appetite and hence blood sugar level can fall. I am surprised that you have been taking tetracycline.

Suffering from huge pimples and scars on my face. I had used hydroquinone cream then taken doxy-l tablets as a doctor said and also ate tetracycline. But this pimples and scars are increasing by this. What should I do? Can I consult with a dermatologist? Or homeopathy is good? Please help me.

Regd. Unani Medical Practitioner
Unani Specialist, Coimbatore
Suffering from huge pimples and scars on my face. I had  used hydroquinone cream then taken doxy-l tablets as a docto...
Pimples form when dead skin cells mix with excess oil this mixture plugs the pore, causing swelling. It is very important to keep your face clean when trying to prevent pimples. Washing your face removes dirt, impurities and any excess oil that has built up on the surface of your skin. Use a clean dry towel to pat your face dry. It is important to protect your skin from sunlight by applying a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Eat well : Although it?s been proven that chocolate and other junk food don?t actually cause pimples, stay away from oil. Greasy foods can still have a positive effect for your skin. Mix a little turmeric powder with a little coconut oil and apply directly onto the pimples at night. Next morning wash your face with water Whatever you do, do not pop pimples as that will leave a scar behind which is even difficult to get rid of. If your acne problem persists despite using these remedies for a few weeks, see a skin specialist.
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Popular Health Tips

Medications That Can Stain Teeth!

Advanced Aesthetics, Certified IVF Specialist
Dentist,
Medications That Can Stain Teeth!

The antibiotic tetracycline causes gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and blood pressure medications cause tooth stains, like iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn't help, ask your dentist about dental bonding, in which tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.

medications that can stain teeth

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
medications that can stain teeth
Medications that can stain teeth

The antibiotic tetracycline causes gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and blood pressure medications cause tooth stains, as can iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn't help, ask your dentist about dental bonding, in which a tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.

Diabetic Diarrhoea

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Diabetic Diarrhoea

Things to eat and avoid: 

  • Whole grains
  • High fibre
  • Avoid fried 
  • Avoid fried Junk food 
  • Reduce stress by meditation yoga kapal bharati 
  • Lady or enough tablet 1 twice a day for 3 days.
  • Add foxy 1 od/tetracycline good in diabetic diarrhoea
  • Apple
  • Custard
  • Jelly
  • Curds
  • Khichri moong dal
  • Bel fruit
  • Electrolyte water make at home without glucose
  • Add a pinch of guru it's very good.
  • Ajwain to chew for colic
     

BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Prevent Dental Stains Without Chemicals

Do you wish your teeth were whiter? Some people have off-white teeth naturally, probably through their genetic inheritance. Others get stained teeth over time for a variety of reasons. If you would like to brighten your smile but don't want to put the time or money into commercially whitening them, here are a few suggestions for doing it on your own.

1. Limit your consumption of tea, which contains tannic acid. This substance can darken teeth gradually over time, as evidenced by the stains left in teacups used for serving this beverage. You also may want to cut back on cola products, which has a similar but lesser effect. Any foods with deep colors, like blueberries, can leave stains on your tooth enamel. So be sure to brush your teeth after eating foods like these.

2. Rinse your mouth after eating. For best results, try to rinse with water even after snacks, including pop or candy bars. This will prevent foods from sticking to or staying with your teeth, where they can adhere to the enamel and cause stains to appear gradually. At work, use the drinking fountain or bathroom sink for a quick rinse. The quicker you rinse, the better results you will have. Some people even carry small bottles of mouthwash for a quick gargle after lunch.

3. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Morning and evening are the best times, or following two of your main meals. This will help to remove food bits that can cause discoloration or decay. You can use whitening toothpaste if you prefer, which will provide a low-key brightening effect on your teeth without the use of harsh chemicals or abrasive products. Ask your dentist to recommend a safe whitener for this purpose.

4. Ask about tetracycline substitutes. If you are prescribed tetracycline, a popular antibiotic, ask the doctor if there is a reasonable substitute, as tetracycline has been known to discolor patients' teeth, especially those who took it frequently or for prolonged periods of time. If you must take it, check with your dentist about how to combat the potential darkening effect it may have on your teeth. Other medications may have this effect, as well, so if tooth color is a problem, ask your doctor about the potential for discoloration for any prescription you receive, or simply inquire about those you should avoid.

Tooth Discolouration

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Tooth Discolouration

WHAT IS IT ?

Your teeth can become discolored by stains on the surface or by changes inside the tooth. There are three main types of tooth discoloration

  • Extrinsic — This occurs when the outer layer of the tooth (the enamel) is stained. Coffee, wine, cola or other drinks or foods can stain teeth. Smoking also causes extrinsic stains.

  • Intrinsic — This is when the inner structure of the tooth (the dentin) darkens or gets a yellow tint. You can get this type of discoloration if:
  • You had too much exposure to fluoride during early childhood.
  • Your mother used tetracycline antibiotics during the second half of pregnancy.
  • You used tetracycline antibiotics when you were 8 years old or younger.
  • You had trauma that affected a tooth when you were a young child. A fall, for example, may damage the developing permanent tooth.
  • You had trauma in a permanent tooth, and internal bleeding discolored the tooth.

 

    • You were born with a rare condition called dentinogenesis imperfecta. This causes gray, amber or purple discolorations.
    • Age-related — This is a combination of extrinsic and intrinsic factors. Dentin naturally yellows over time. The enamel that covers the teeth gets thinner with age, which allows the dentin to show through. Foods and smoking also can stain teeth as people get older. Finally, chips or other injuries can discolor a tooth, especially when the pulp has been damaged.
    • Symptoms

      Symptoms include stains on the enamel. They can range from white streaks to yellow tints or brown spots and pits. If the enamel has worn away, and dentin is showing through, you may notice a yellow tint.

    • Diagnosis

      No special tests are needed. A dentist or other dental professional can diagnose tooth discoloration by looking at the teeth.

    • Expected Duration

      Some tooth discoloration can be removed with professional cleaning. An example would be the stains caused by coffee. Many stains are permanent, however. Teeth sometimes can be whitened with a bleaching gel. In some cases, if the discoloration is severe, a crown or veneer may be required to cover it.

    • Prevention

      Brushing your teeth after every meal will help to prevent some stains. Dentists recommend that you rinse your mouth with water after having wine, coffee or other drinks or foods that can stain your teeth. Regular cleanings by a dental hygienist also will help to remove surface stains.

    • Intrinsic stains that are caused by damage to a nerve or blood vessel in a tooth sometimes can be prevented. You may need to have root canal treatment to remove the inner part of the tooth (the pulp) before it has a chance to decay and darken. However, teeth that have root canal treatment may darken anyway.

    • To prevent intrinsic stains in children, avoid too much early exposure to fluorides. Once the enamel is formed, fluoride will not discolor teeth.

    • TreatmentMany extrinsic stains caused by food and drink can be removed by regular professional cleanings and home care. Good home care includes brushing, flossing and rinsing after meals.

    • Discoloration often can be removed by applying a bleaching agent to the tooth enamel. One technique is called "power bleaching." With this method, the dentist applies a light-activated bleaching gel. It causes the teeth to get significantly whiter in about 30 to 45 minutes. Several follow-up treatments may be needed, or take-home bleaching trays may be provided.

    • It's also possible to remove discoloration at home. You will use a bleaching gel and a mouth guard given to you by your dentist. The bleaching gels designed for use at home aren't as strong as those applied by your dentist. This means that the process takes longer — usually two to four weeks.

      You also can buy whitening products over the counter. They contain a weaker bleach than the products you can get from your dentist. The whitening agent is applied as a gel placed in a mouthpiece or as a strip that sticks to your teeth. Over-the-counter mouthpieces fit less securely than the kind you get from your dentist, but they will lighten your teeth over time.

      Whitening toothpastes may remove minor stains. They do not actually change the overall color of your teeth.

      If your tooth has darkened after a root canal, bleaching the enamel won't help. Your dentist can apply a bleaching material to the inside of the tooth, or you may consider a crown or veneer.

      Bleaching will not lighten some stains, such as tetracycline stains. In this case, your dentist may recommend covering the discolored areas. This also may be useful when the tooth is chipped or badly damaged.

      A tooth can be covered with a color-matched composite bonding material. Another option is to get veneers. These are thin ceramic shells that cover the outer surfaces of the teeth.

      When To Call a Professional
      Tooth discoloration is mainly a cosmetic problem. Visit a dentist if you're unhappy with how your teeth look. Any change in a child's normal tooth color should be evaluated by a dentist.

      Prognosis
      The prognosis is very good for extrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains may be more difficult or take longer to remove.




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About Getra 500 MG Capsule
When is Getra 500 MG Capsule prescribed?
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What are the side effects of Getra 500 MG Capsule ?
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What are the substitutes for Getra 500 MG Capsule ?
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