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Terramycin Sf Capsule

Manufacturer: Pfizer Ltd
Medicine composition: Oxytetracycline, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B3(Nicotinic Acid), Vitamin B2, Calcium, Folic Acid, Methylcobalamin, Thiamine(Vitamin B1)
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Terramycin Sf Capsule 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 Sf Capsule. Some doctors also prescribe Terramycin Sf Capsule 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 Sf Capsule 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 Sf Capsule.

Terramycin Sf Capsule 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 Sf Capsule 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 Sf Capsule 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 Sf Capsule 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.

Terramycin Sf Capsule is used in the treatment of Brucellosis which is a bacterial infection that spreads from animals caused by Brucella bacteria.
Terramycin Sf Capsule 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 Sf 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.
Terramycin Sf Capsule 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 Sf Capsule is used in the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia Infection.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Terramycin Sf Capsule or other tetracyclines.
In addition to its intended effect, Terramycin Sf 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.
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Terramycin Sf Capsule, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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.
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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
Disease
Information not available.
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 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 Sf 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 Terramycin Sf 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
Terramycin Sf 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 Terramycin Sf 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.
What are you using Terramycin Sf Capsule for?
Other
Pneumonia
Brucellosis
Bronchitis
How much was the improvement?
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Tooth Discoloration
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

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MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
What is the thickness of front teeth that is what mm is the size of front teeth and what happen if it is drilled to ....
Hi Ashish.. The teeth become sensitive because of loss of gum covering and loss of cementum in the sockets... You may try the following... Take Vitamin C Use homoeopathic toothpaste Heklalava by Wheezal. Massage your gums with turmeric and salt twice daily...

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Dentist, Chennai
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Piles or Hemorrhoid

MBBS, D.P.H
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.


Symptoms:
    Itching
    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.


Causes: 
    Mechanical causes: any activity that puts sustained pressure on the tissue in the anal or pelvic floor area e. G.
    
 Constipation
 Pregnancy
 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.

Management:


    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
    
    


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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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Penis Bumps: Avoiding Hives Triggers

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Bumps: Avoiding Hives Triggers

Looking down at the manhood and discovering it has developed penis bumps is never a pleasant surprise for a guy. The presence of bumps signals a new worry about his penis health, although often the bumps don't correlate with a significant health issue. Penis bumps can come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, so it's no surprise that they can be caused by many different things. One of the causes many men don't think about is hives - so learning more about hives prepares a guy for dealing with them.

What are hives?

Hives is the common name used to describe a condition that is medically known as urticarial. They present as welts on the skin. Some can be small and others can be relatively large. In some instances, they are raised slightly, which gives them a bump-like look; in other instances, they may more closely resemble a rash. Often one welt will "bleed" into another, making the two appear as one large welt.

Hives are usually circular in shape. Often, especially with larger welts, they will be a deep red around the perimeter and a paler red in the center. Hives usually itch, causing discomfort; when they appear as penis bumps, it can be embarrassing for a man, as he often is caught scratching "down there."

Individual hives don't usually last long, often fading away in 24 hours - but they are usually replaced by new hives. It is not unusual for a case of acute hives to last as long as six weeks, with old hives fading and new ones replacing them. If a bout of hives continues beyond 6 weeks, it is considered a chronic case.

What causes hives?

Hives are basically an allergic reaction on the skin. Some "trigger" sends a signal to the body to release histamines to fight the trigger. This reaction causes the hives to form. Therefore, if a guy knows what his hives triggers are, he can take steps to avoid those triggers and thereby prevent hives from occurring.

Unfortunately, sometimes determining exactly what the trigger is can be challenging, mainly because many things are associated with triggering hives. Some of the more common causes include:

- Pets. Many dogs, cats and other animals shed dander, which may be a hives trigger.

- Pollen.

- Insect bites and stings.

- Viral or fungal infections.

- Stress and anxiety.

- Certain foods, including shellfish, nuts, milk, chocolate, berries, eggs, soy, citrus fruits, etc.

- Sweating.

- Bacteria.

- Exposure to the sun.

- Certain chemicals (including some in soaps or laundry detergents).

With such a wide range, narrowing down a trigger may take a lot of time. Working with a doctor is advised. They will likely recommend that a person keeps a comprehensive journal of all the foods, medicines, etc. that he takes and any exposures he may have to potential triggers. The journal will include, as close as possible, the time when a person may have been exposed to a trigger, so that a link can be theorized if hives occur soon after. (Hives may occur within minutes, but sometimes may take about two hours to show up).

Once hives triggers are identified, a person can take steps to avoid those triggers. He also can learn what treatments he can use to help deal with the symptoms of hives.

As mentioned, penis bumps caused by hives tend to itch greatly. Regular use of a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help alleviate this. A crème that contains a combination of a high-end emollient (like Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (like vitamin E) will provide moisture that can help soothe itching. It also helps if the crème contains alpha lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant which strengthens penis skin by fighting free radicals.

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Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

BHMS, MD-Homeopathy, PGPC - Preventive Cardiology
Homeopath, Delhi
Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition wherein the body doesn’t metabolise sugar properly. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, is responsible for carrying the sugar or glucose, from the bloodstream to the individual cells. When the pancreas fails to produce insulin, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and enters your urine. Homeopathy focuses on the overall health of the individual. Homeopathic medicines for diabetes include:

1. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic medicine is best for diabetics who have weak muscles, increased appetites and frequent urination.
2. Phosphorus: If symptoms include weak vision, Phosphorus is the best remedy for it.
3. Syzygium Jambolanum: This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for diabetes mellitus. It acts efficiently and promptly in lowering sugar levels.
4. Phosphoric acid: If you feel exhausted or weak all the time, either physically or mentally, then Phosphoric acid is beneficial. Weak memory, forgetfulness and numb feet are also treated with Phosphoric acid.

5. Gymnema Sylvestre: Sometimes, diabetics drastically lose weight and have low energy levels. Gymnema Sylvestre is an excellent remedy for such symptoms.

Sometimes one or more homeopathic medicines may be combined to treat symptoms. Some common combinations include:

1. Lachesis, Arnica, Belladonna and Phosphorus are combined in a treatment to treat retinopathy, which is damage to the eyes caused by diabetes.
2. Serum Anguillae, Arsenic Album and Lycopodium are used together to treat kidney damage (nephropathy) in diabetics.
3. Helonias, Sulphur and Phosphoric acid are taken to deal with neuropathy or nerve problems such as numbness in feet and hands.
4. Syzygium Jambolanum is combined with Secale Cornutum to treat skin ulcers, which is a common problem among diabetics.
5. For people suffering from constipation due to diabetes, Natrum Sulph, Defloratum and Carlsbad are the best medicines.
6. To improve weak memory, Phosphoric acid, Nux Vom and Kali Phos are the best remedies for diabetics.
7. Sometimes diabetics complain of extreme, incapacitating weakness. To improve energy and boost overall health, Carbo Veg, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus and Arsenic Album are recommended.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Health Tip

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Health Tip
  • Caffeine is the most frequently used central nervous system stimulant in the world. Drinking coffee offers a boost of energy and a lift in well being.
  • Coffee appears to be more effective than tea is because some of its components may counteract the negative effects of depression.
  • Coffee also contains chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, and caffeic acid. These acids can reduce the inflammation of nerve cells that takes place in the brain of people with depression.
  • We hear a lot about the negative effects of caffeine on our health, but it turns out that caffeine has its good points too. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who drank a minimum of four cups of coffee per day could lower their risk of depression by 20 per cent.
  • So, we can say The risk of depression appears to decrease with increased coffee and caffeine consumption.
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Horse Gram - Miracle Pulse

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Bangalore

Nature and wellness

Horse gram - the miracle pulse
(hurali bele in kannada, ulvalu in telugu, kollu in tamil, muthira in malayalam, kulthi in hindi)

Horse gram which is a pulse crop native to the south-east asian subcontinent, is widely cultivated and consumed in india since the ancient times and is also fed to race-horses because of its miraculous nutritional profile.

Let us understand more about this pulse.

  • It is one of the richest vegetarian sources for protein, high on calcium and iron, low on lipid (fat) and low on sodium.
  • Raw horse gram is rich in polyphenols, flavonoids which are major anti-oxidants. In other words, it can keep your body young and vibrant. Raw horse gram has the ability to reduce high blood sugar following a meal, by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and reducing insulin resistance (which is the primary triggering factor for type 2 diabetes). This was also scientifically validated by the indian institute of chemical technology.
  • This makes horse gram an extremely diabetic friendly pulse to consume. 
  • Also being rich in calcium and iron, it is an excellent staple pulse for ladies especially pregnant ladies. Being low on sodium, this is a safe pulse to be consumed by people with varying blood pressure.
  • The polyphenols in the seeds help to reduce excessive weight
  • And lower cholesterol levels in the body when consumed adequately. 
  • Hence horse gram is an excellent choice of pulse for people managing obesity and related issues.
  • In my subsequent postings on horse gram I will address many other medicinal facets of horse gram and what are the ways it can be used and consumed. 
  • Horse gram is really a miraculous pulse, we should include it in our diet without a doubt.
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About Terramycin Sf Capsule
When is Terramycin Sf Capsule prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Terramycin Sf Capsule?
What are the side effects of Terramycin Sf Capsule?
Key highlights of Terramycin Sf Capsule
What are the substitutes for Terramycin Sf Capsule?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Terramycin Sf Capsule approved?
What are the interactions for Terramycin Sf Capsule?