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Tetracyline 250 MG Capsule

Tetracyline 250 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Wings Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Tetracycline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Infections that occur because of bacteria can be effectively treated with Tetracyline 250 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, Tetracyline 250 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 Tetracyline 250 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 Tetracyline 250 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 Tetracyline 250 MG Capsule. It is also important that you throw away expired Tetracyline 250 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.

Cholera
Tetracyline 250 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of cholera which is an infection of the intestine caused by Vibrio cholerae.
Chlamydia Infection
Tetracyline 250 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of sexually transmitted infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.
Brucellosis
Tetracyline 250 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of Brucellosis which is a bacterial infection that spreads from animals caused by Brucella bacteria.
Bronchitis
Tetracyline 250 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
Tetracyline 250 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.
Pneumonia
Tetracyline 250 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of Pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae.
Allergy
Not recommended in the patients allergic to Tetracyline 250 MG Capsule.
In addition to its intended effect, Tetracyline 250 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 Tetracyline 250 MG Capsule, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Pfizer Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Sanofi India Ltd
Ranbaxy Laboratories 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 Tetracyline 250 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
Tetracyline 250 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 Tetracyline 250 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
Tetracyline 250 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 Tetracyline 250 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

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I am facing the problem of yellow teeth from age 13. How can I cure it and which toothpaste is best for white teeth.
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What are the symptoms of malaria. I don't have till any medicine tell me name of medicine also.

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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)

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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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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.

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