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Tetlin 500 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Indswift Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Tetracycline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Tetlin 500 MG Capsule is used to treat the infections caused by bacteria. It helps in curing the infections that affect the skin, urinary tract, intestines, genitals, respiratory tract, lymph nodes and various other parts of the body.

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 any dairy products as your body might face difficulty to this drug.

Children below the age of 8 years should not consume this medicine. Pregnant women should discuss the pros and cons of taking this drug with their doctor. This is because the drug can be harmful for the fetus.

Lactating mothers should also take their doctor's advice before using this drug. A few side effects of the drug that you may experience are anaemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, eosinophilia, agranulocytosis, aplastic anaemia.

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

This drug is used to treat the following problems:

  • Skin Infection

  • Cholera

  • Bacterial Infections

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Angioedema

  • Urticaria

  • Headache

  • Visual Disturbances

  • Jaundice

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 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 Tetlin 500 MG 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.
  • India

  • United States

  • Japan

This drug 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 Alcohol


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


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This drug interacts with the drugs containing salts of iron, calcium, aluminium, magnesium, bismuth and zinc.
  • Interaction with Food

    Iron and calcium suppliments

    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.


    Do not consume milk products while using this drug.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Do not use this drug if you are suffering from chronic renal/hepatic dysfunction or renal impairment.

Ques: What is Tetlin 500 MG Capsule?

Ans: This salt is used to treat bacterial infections.

Ques: How long do I need to use Tetlin 500 MG Capsule before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Tetlin 500 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Tetlin 500 MG Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Tetlin 500 MG Capsule?

Ans: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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