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TETRASTAR 500MG CAPSULE

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MRP: Rs. 10.74 for 1 strip(s) (10 capsules each)
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Composition for TETRASTAR

Tetracycline(500 mg)

food interaction for TETRASTAR

alcohol interaction for TETRASTAR

pregnancy interaction for TETRASTAR

lactation interaction for TETRASTAR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Tetrastar 500mg capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Tetrastar 500mg capsule.
SAFE
Tetrastar 500mg capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Tetrastar 500mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for TETRASTAR

Tetracycline(500 mg)

Uses

Tetrastar 500mg capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Tetrastar 500mg capsule is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Changes in skin color, Dark colored urine, Diarrhoea, Headache, Rectal itching, Skin redness, Sore mouth, Stomach upset, Tooth discolouration, Vaginal itching, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye

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Expert advice for TETRASTAR

  • Caution is advised while taking tetracycline if you are sensitive to light; suffer from myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease characterized by very weak muscles and unusual tiredness), liver and kidney disorder.
  • Do not take tetracycline with milk, milk containing product or food derived from milk.
  • Do not take iron and calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking tetracycline. 
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight as tetracyclines may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
  • Inform your doctor if you have intolerance to sucrose or lactose.

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Content on this page was last updated on 09 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)