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Terramycin 30mg Injection

Manufacturer: Pfizer Ltd
Medicine composition: Oxytetracycline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Terramycin 30mg Injection acts as an anti-bacterial agent. Thus, it prevents infections that occur because of bacterial invasion in the body. The drug is generally recommended for the treatment of infections that affect the chest and the mouth. A few sexually transmitted infections are also effectively treated with Terramycin 30mg Injection. Some doctors also prescribe Terramycin 30mg Injection to treat skin conditions like acne and rosacea that have lasted for a long time.

In order to ensure your safety, give your doctor details about your current medical condition and give him a list of the medications that you are on. If you suffer from problems like porphyria or suffer from an inflammatory condition, take Terramycin 30mg Injection only after consulting with your doctor first. The drug is generally not recommended for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Children below the age of 12 years should not be given Terramycin 30mg Injection.

Terramycin 30mg Injection should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. For treatment of acne and rosacea your doctor will prescribe you two doses to be taken twice daily. Terramycin 30mg Injection should be taken on an empty stomach. Ensure that you do not have milk for a couple of hours after you have taken the drug.

The side effects of Terramycin 30mg Injection include abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache and feeling sick. The drug sometimes also causes an allergic reaction which can result in symptoms like rashes, severe itching, hives etc. In this case seek immediate help from your medical adviser.

If you are undergoing a surgery or dental treatment make sure to inform your doctor about Terramycin 30mg Injection if you are taking any. Keep the drug away from small children and store it in a clean and dry environment away from direct sunlight or heat.

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.

Terramycin 30mg Injection is used in the treatment of Brucellosis which is a bacterial infection that spreads from animals caused by Brucella bacteria.
Terramycin 30mg Injection is used in the treatment of Pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae.
Rickettsial Infection
Terramycin 30mg Injection 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.
Terramycin 30mg Injection is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and some Mycoplasma Pneumonia.
Chlamydia Infection
Terramycin 30mg Injection is used in the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia Infection.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Terramycin 30mg Injection or other tetracyclines.
In addition to its intended effect, Terramycin 30mg Injection 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.
Diarrhea Moderate Less Common
Loss of appetite Moderate Less Common
Skin rash Moderate Less Common
Low WBC count Moderate Rare
Tooth discoloration Moderate Rare
Yellow colored eyes or skin Moderate Rare
Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight Moderate Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 18 to 33 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 3 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.
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.
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
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Iron and calcium supplements 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
Terramycin 30mg Injection 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 Terramycin 30mg Injection, 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
Terramycin 30mg Injection 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 Terramycin 30mg Injection. 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.
Terramycin 30mg Injection 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.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hi sir. Im 23 years old female. Im having piles problem. One of my friend suggested me tetra250 mg but in medical shop I got terramycin250. Is there wil b any prblm if not please tel me use of dose.

General Physician, Chandigarh
Hi sir. Im 23 years old female. Im having piles problem. One of my friend suggested me tetra250 mg but in medical sho...
Don't try to self medicate yourself it is advisable to consult a surgeon and get your problem evaluated properly to seek the treatment.
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I have got piles and I need proper medicines to get relief from it as the pain is not going.

General Physician, Gurgaon
I have got piles and I need proper medicines to get relief from it as the pain is not going.
Since when you are suffering from piles, it bleeds or not you are advice to take following steps 1. Take plenty of water 2. Avoid oily spicy and fast food 3. Take high fibrous diet 4. Avoid badi food 5. Mucain gel 2 tsf 4 times especially half hour before meal 6. Metrogyl 400 mg 3 times daily for 5 days 7. Cap. Terramycin 500 mg 6 hourly for 5 days 8. Proctocydel ointment locally twice daily after deification 9. Cobadex 1 cap in noon after meal.

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Piles or Hemorrhoid

General Physician, Gurgaon
Piles or Hemorrhoid

Piles or hemorrhoid

Hemorrhoid in physiological state act as a cushion composed of arterio-venous channels and connective tissue in the rectum that aid the passage of stool, but due to excess pressure in the abdominal area or pelvic area blood vessels near the anus are engorged and swollen and their walls becomes stretched, thin and irritated by passing stool.

Classification: it is of two types
Internal hemorrhoid is located higher in the inside lining of the rectum cannot felt unless they are substantially enlarged. It usually presents as painless bleeding. Sometimes internal hemorrhoids prolapsed or protrude outside the anus you may be able to see or feel them as moist of skin. Prolapsed hemorrhoids may hurt because the anus is dense with pain sensing nerve. Prolapsed hemorrhoids usually recede into the rectum on their own or by gently pushed back into place.
    External hemorrhoids are located underneath the skin that surrounds the anus and can be felt when they swell. Blood clots sometimes form within prolapsed external hemorrhoids, which is extremely painful (thrombosis). It present with pain in anal area with blood or without blood.

    Rectal pain
    Rectal bleeding
    Hemorrhoid is generally not dangerous unless they become infected. Complication can include thrombosed or strangulated hemorrhoids, bacterial infection and skin fissures. Rely bleeding from hemorrhoid lead to anemia.

    Mechanical causes: any activity that puts sustained pressure on the tissue in the anal or pelvic floor area e. G.
 Carrying or lifting heavy loads
 Sitting or standing for long periods, long distance driving, prolong working on the desk or bicycling
    Dietary factors: e. G. Low fiber diet, oily spicy and processed food, food in low micro minerals etc.
    Aging: connective tissue becomes less resilient in aged person.
    Overweight and obesity: this leads to poor vascular health as result of inflammation and poor nutrition.

Predisposing factors: deficit in anti-inflammatory foods combined with an over consumption of inflammatory food contributes to unhealthy blood vessel function throughout the body including anal area.

    Low fiber diet
    High in refined carbohydrate and animal products.
    Diet low in essential fats e. G. Omega 3
    Diet low in micro minerals including zinc & chromium
    High alcohol consumption.
    Obesity or overweight

All the above are the risk factors for inflammation which is aggravated by constipation, pregnancy, standing for long period or prolong sitting on desk.


    Reduction of constipation and soften stool by consuming enough fiber and water.
    Strengthen and fortify vascular and connective tissue in the anal area and elsewhere by consumption of anti inflammatory diet.
    Lifestyle measures to avoid hemorrhoids e. G. Good bowel function, exercise and healthy evacuation posture.
    Reducing constipation and softening stool:
    Consume high fiber foods as a part of high biber diet. < >Grain products: (6-11 servings of grain product in your diet is required daily) whole grain breads, whole wheat, whole grain rye, mixed grain, cracked wheat, buns, muffins. Brown ricewhole wheat pasta or brown rice pastacereals made from whole grain oatmeal ground flax, wheat germ or wheat bran in baked goods vegetables: (3-5 servings daily) dark green leafy vegetables contain heigest amounts of fiber e. G. Spinach, broccoli, green peas, green beans, turnip greens. Fruits: (2-3 serving of fruits) apples. Oranges, pears, peaches. Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries) dried fruits (dates, prunes (alu bukhara), apricots (khubaanee) legumes, nuts and seeds:
 Black bean, green beans, peas, kidney bean, lentils, peanut, soy bean
 Walnuts, peanuts, cashews, sunflower seeds


High fiber food relieves the constipation which ultimately reduces the abdominal and colonic pressure resulting low incidence of hemorrhoid.

    Plenty of water as a part of a hemorrhoid diet: water is key for fiber to function as an antidote to constipation
    Avoid a diet high in refined carbohydrate as part of your hemorrhoid diet.
    Avoid saturated fats, non vegetarian food, trans-fats which leads to inflammation.
    Strengthen and fortify vascular and connective tissue in the anal area and elsewhere by consumption of anti inflammatory diet.
 Omega 3 fat: it plays important role in maintaining healthy skin and mucus membrane. It has important anti inflammatory function which is extremely useful when it is consumed in a condition like hemorrhoids. As the consumption of omega 3 fat increases ratio of omega 6 and omega 3 lowers. It is abundant in cold water fish and their oils and in seeds and their oils e. G. Flax seeds

“flax seeds (alsi)- soak ¼ cup of flax seeds overnight in a glass of water and drink the gel on next day or boil it till the water become half and drink the gel on same day.”

    Vitamin c: it maintains the healthy blood vessels and maintain tissue matrix. And increases the body immunity also. Rich source are blackberries, raspberries, broccoli, spinach, guavas, amla, lime melon, orange, papaya, pineapple, tomato.
    Vitamin e: it is a fat soluble vitamin which maintains healthy cell membrane as well as the prevention of inflammation. It is helpful in healing the inflamed tissue and trying to shrink the hemorrhoids. Rich source of it are nuts and seeds.
    Magnesium: it is a key mineral for vascular tone and integrity as well as nerve and muscle function. It increases the peristaltic action of the colon that propels feces towards the anus. Dark leafy vegetables are rich source of magnesium.
    Zinc: it plays important role of anti inflammatory diet and beneficial for hemorrhoid. Nuts and grains are rich source. You can supplement with 9mg /day (adult dose) aaaa
    Lifestyle measures to avoid hemorrhoids:
 Proper defcation technique: avoid straining when seated on the toilet. “posture key factor is that your bent knees remain higher than your hips.” this posture promotes easier elimination and avoid strain or pressure in the anal are thus contributes in minimizing hemorrhoids.
 Exercise: it is an important factor to maintain the tone of abdominal and pelvic floor muscle to avoid hemorrhoids. Kegel exercise strengthen the pelvic floor muscle which is done as follow

First step – locate the pelvic floor muscle “ stop urination in midstream, now you have located the pelvic floor muscle.

Second step- lye down & contract these muscle for a slow count of five.

Third step- release the muscles to a slow count of five

Repeat this exercise for 10 times three times daily

    Avoid activities that put pressure on your back e. G. Prolong standing, sitting on desk for long time, strenuous work, lifting or carrying heavy materials.
    Avoid stress which is a risk factor for hemorrhoids as it aids in constipatin and inflammation. Stress release the harmones which inhibit bowel movement.
    Chew food slowly which helps in digestion and absorption of nutrients.
    Take small and frequent meals.
    Dinner should be light and 2 hour before retiring to bed.
    Morning walk for 35 minutes daily
    Meditation and exercise daily for 30 minutes without strain.
    No smoking, no alcohol no tobacco
    Non oily, non spicy and processed food is to be avoided.
    No hurry worry and curry
    Treatment: it is symptomatic. (as per advice of physician exclusively) e. G.
 Pain- local application of xylocain gel, proctocydel ointment etc. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug like ibugesic after meal or turmeric with milk
 Infection- antibiotic e. G. Terramycin sf 500 mg 6 hourly for 5 days and metronidizol 400 mg 1 tab. Thrice daily for 5 days.
 Sitz bath.
    Supplement with vitamins e & c, mineral zinc and magnesium
    Stool softener like softovac sf, mucain gel
    Aurvedic medicin like pilex aesculus hippocatanum
    Homeopathic medicin like aesculus hippocastanum

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