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Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule

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

Infections that occur because of bacteria can be effectively treated with Tetracycline 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, Tetracycline 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 Tetracycline 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 Tetracycline 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 Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule. It is also important that you throw away expired Tetracycline 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.

Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of cholera which is an infection of the intestine caused by Vibrio cholerae.
Chlamydia Infection
Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of sexually transmitted infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.
Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of Brucellosis which is a bacterial infection that spreads from animals caused by Brucella bacteria.
Tetracycline 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
Tetracycline 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.
Tetracycline 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 Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule.
In addition to its intended effect, Tetracycline 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 Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Zydus Cadila
Sanofi India 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
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 Tetracycline 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
Tetracycline 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 Tetracycline 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
Tetracycline 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 Tetracycline 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.

Popular Questions & Answers

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

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, 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

I am facing the problem of yellow teeth from age 13. How can I cure it and which toothpaste is best for white teeth.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am facing the problem of yellow teeth from age 13. How can I cure it and which toothpaste is best for white teeth.
Hi lybrate-user. It is not possible to whiten teeth by toothpaste. If you are impressed by the advertisement then they are all schemes. Nothing more. You have to do scaling and polishing by a dentist. And then use homoeopathic toothpaste Heklalava by wheezal.

Have developed mouth ulcer due to toothbrush accidentally. Its been 4 5 dqys they are not healed. What can I do to heal them fast?

MDS Periodontology, Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital
Dentist, Panchkula
Have developed mouth ulcer due to toothbrush accidentally. Its been 4 5 dqys they are not healed. What can I do to he...
Apply dologel with a clean finger 3-4 times a day and do not drink or eat anything 15 mins after applying. Avoid spicy food and start with b complex.

What are the symptoms of malaria. I don't have till any medicine tell me name of medicine also.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Common symptoms of malaria include: shaking chills that can range from moderate to severe. High fever. Profuse sweating. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhea. Malarone, which is a combination of two antimalarial medicines (atovaquone and proguanil). Malarone is taken to treat malaria caused by chloroquine-resistant P. Falciparum. Quinine plus an antibiotic such as clindamycin, doxycycline, or tetracycline for most P. Falciparum infections.

I am taking Tetracycline HCl 500 mg from 25 days to solve the problem of hydrocele. This advise give me a aayurveda Doctor & I have not get relief. Is it danger for using a long time? & please tell me good treatment for hydrocele (it is from 2 Years & size 10 cm diameter only right side)

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery), FMAS (Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
I am taking Tetracycline HCl 500 mg from 25 days to solve the problem of hydrocele. This advise give me a aayurveda D...
tetracycline is a obsolete drug with very limited uses. 10cm size is quite significant and may require surgery. but appropriate advise can be given only after thorough examination.
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Popular Health Tips

Fatty Liver - What To Know About It?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology, Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy
Gastroenterologist, Mumbai
Fatty Liver - What To Know About It?

Fatty liver is a condition where excess fat is deposited on this organ. Also called as steatosis, this condition happens when more than 5- 10 percent of the weight of the liver is made up of fat. Fatty liver is a common condition among people. A study from coastal regions of India found ~ 25% of healthy persons had patients had fatty liver on ultrasound. It can occur at all ages including childhood, highest prevalence is in 40–50 year age group. Prevalence more in patient who are obese and in diabetic patients.

Types of Fatty Liver

1 Alcoholic fatty liver: This condition occurs when there is a heavy consumption of alcohol. Gastroenterologists recommend abstention from alcohol for this condition to subside. If the patient continues to consume alcohol, then liver cirrhosis may develop.

2 Non alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL): One may develop a fatty liver even if one is not an alcoholic. The liver in some cases is unable to process the fat in cells causing them to build-up on the organ.

When more than 10% of the liver is made of fat then this condition is called Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL).

Non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH): When fatty liver is associated with inflammation in liver patient is said to be having Non alcoholic steatohepatitis. NASH is a more advanced stage of NAFLD, and has a higher risk of progressing to liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). These condition display symptoms like jaundice, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and abdominal pain. Blood test (LFT) shows raised enzymes level. Approx 5-8% of the Indian population has NASH. Consult a doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

3 Fatty liver during pregnancy: Occurring mainly in the third trimester, the symptoms of this condition are vomiting, nausea, pain the right part of the abdomen and jaundice.

Symptoms

During the early stages (fatty liver) of the disease, patients usually have no symptoms directly related to liver disease. However, people may experience a vague abdominal discomfort. If their liver is inflamed (NASH) then they may display symptoms of poor appetite, weight loss, pain in the abdomen and disorientation.

What causes fatty liver?

The most common cause of fatty liver is alcoholism. When the human liver is unable to metabolize fat fast enough or when there is an excess accumulation of fat on the liver cells then the liver becomes fatty. However, intake of high-fat foods may not result in a fatty liver.

Predisposing factor:

  1. Diabetes mellitus
  2. Obesity or being overweight
  3. Hyperlipidemia or the condition where there are high levels of fat in the blood
  4. Genetic reasons
  5. Rapid loss of weight
  6. Drugs: Aspirin, steroids, tamoxifen, tetracycline etc. cause side effects which also leads to fatty liver
  7. Nutritional status (eg, overnutrition, severe malnutrition, total parenteral nutrition [TPN], or starvation diet)
  8. Other health problems (eg, Hepatitis C infection, celiac sprue and Wilson disease).

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

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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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Stomach Ulcer: 4 Best Ways To Treat It!

MBBS
General Physician, Jammu
Stomach Ulcer: 4 Best Ways To Treat It!

Ulcer pain can be uneasy and unbearable at times. It is caused by a bacterium known as the H. Pylori. Pain medication, lifestyle changes, and healthy eating habits can ensure pain relief from this condition. Here is a list of 4 best ways to get instant pain relief from an ulcer:

  1. Medication - H. Pylori is often found in the digestive tract. Doctors suggest various combinations of antibiotics kill this bacterium. Some of those include tetracycline, levofloxacin, metronidazole, and tinidazole. These are prescribed as per the resistance rate of the bacteria. There are other sets of medication that blocks acid production in the body. These drugs which commonly go by the name of PPIs include esomeprazole, lansoprazole, and pantoprazole. The third set of medications reduces acidity in the stomach and gives instant relief. They are readily available over the counter and goes by the name antacid. The final line of medicines that are often prescribed by doctors includes Cytotec and Carafate. They protect the tissue lining of the intestine and the stomach.
  2. Consumption of cranberry - Cranberry has multiple health benefits. One of those includes the ability to fight against bacteria of the urinary tract. They also do not allow the bacteria to settle on the surface of the bladder. Cranberry in the form of juice, supplement and as a whole can be consumed daily to get relief from the stomach ulcer. It should be taken in specific quantity as too much of cranberry consumption can upset the stomach. Packaged cranberry juice from the market can be avoided as they contain high level of fructose which can unsettle the stomach.
  3. Flavonoids - A compound known as bioflavonoids are known to be extremely helpful for pain relief from an ulcer. These compounds naturally occur in many vegetables and fruits such as soybeans, berries, apples, legumes, green tea, broccoli and berries. Bioflavonoids available in red wine and citrus food should be strictly avoided as they can trigger ulcer pain. Bioflavonoids should be taken in measured quantities as too much consumption of it can cause harm in blood clotting. It can be consumed in the form of supplements if the body doesn’t receive the same from the daily diet.
  4. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice - This compound is nothing but licorice with the sweet flavour pulled out of it. A study showed that they are capable of completing curing the ulcer containing bacteria by inhibiting their growth. Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice is available in the form of candy and can be consumed once the pain starts. Supplements too are available in the market. Not more than 2 ounces of Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice should be consumed in a day as they can cause fluctuation in blood pressure and lead to heart diseases. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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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
     

Fatty Liver: Types, Causes and Symptoms

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine , DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Bangalore
Fatty Liver: Types, Causes and Symptoms

Fatty liver is a condition where excess fat is deposited on this organ. Also called as steatosis, this condition happens when more than 5- 10 percent of the weight of the liver is made up of fat.

Fatty liver is a common condition among people. A study from coastal regions of India found ~ 25% of healthy persons had patients had fatty liver on ultrasound.

It can occur at all ages including childhood, highest prevalence is in 40–50 year age group. Prevalence more in patient who are obese and in diabetic patients.

Types of Fatty Liver

1 Alcoholic fatty liver: This condition occurs when there is a heavy consumption of alcohol. Gastroenterologists recommend abstention from alcohol for this condition to subside. If the patient continues to consume alcohol, then liver cirrhosis may develop.

2 Non alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL): One may develop a fatty liver even if one is not an alcoholic. The liver in some cases is unable to process the fat in cells causing them to build-up on the organ.

When more than 10% of the liver is made of fat then this condition is called Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL).

Non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH): When fatty liver is associated with inflammation in liver patient is said to be having Non alcoholic steatohepatitis. NASH is a more advanced stage of NAFLD, and has a higher risk of progressing to liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). These condition display symptoms like jaundice, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and abdominal pain. Blood test (LFT) shows raised enzymes level. Approx 5-8% of the Indian population has NASH. Consult a doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

3 Fatty liver during pregnancy: Occurring mainly in the third trimester, the symptoms of this condition are vomiting, nausea, pain the right part of the abdomen and jaundice.

Symptoms

During the early stages (fatty liver) of the disease, patients usually have no symptoms directly related to liver disease. However, people may experience a vague abdominal discomfort. If their liver is inflamed (NASH) then they may display symptoms of poor appetite, weight loss, pain in the abdomen and disorientation.

What causes fatty liver?

The most common cause of fatty liver is alcoholism. When the human liver is unable to metabolize fat fast enough or when there is an excess accumulation of fat on the liver cells then the liver becomes fatty. However, intake of high-fat foods may not result in a fatty liver.

Predisposing factor:

1. Diabetes mellitus

2. Obesity or being overweight

3. Hyperlipidemia or the condition where there are high levels of fat in the blood

4. Genetic reasons

5. Rapid loss of weight

6. Drugs: Aspirin, steroids, tamoxifen, tetracycline etc. cause side effects which also leads to fatty liver

7. Nutritional status (eg, overnutrition, severe malnutrition, total parenteral nutrition [TPN], or starvation diet)

8. Other health problems (eg, Hepatitis C infection, celiac sprue and Wilson disease)

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

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About Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule
When is Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule?
What are the side effects of Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule?
Key highlights of Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule
What are the substitutes for Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule approved?
What are the interactions for Tetracycline 500 MG Capsule?