Oxytetracycline

Information about Oxytetracycline

Oxytetracycline Uses

Oxytetracycline is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Oxytetracycline works

Oxytetracycline is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects of Oxytetracycline

Photosensitivity, Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhea
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Expert advice for Oxytetracycline

  • Your doctor has prescribed Oxytetracycline to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Oxytetracycline affects you.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Discontinue Oxytetracycline and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Frequently asked questions for Oxytetracycline

Oxytetracycline

Q. Can I drink milk while taking Oxytetracycline?

No, you should avoid using milk and milk products while taking Oxytetracycline. Consuming dairy products along with Oxytetracycline can decrease its absorption from the stomach, which may lead to inadequate affect of this medicine.

Q. How long after taking Oxytetracycline can I eat?

It is best to wait for 2 hours after consuming Oxytetracycline. Consuming food along with Oxytetracycline may decrease its absorption from the stomach.

Q. Can I take Oxytetracycline with food if its causing stomach upset?

Yes, you can take Oxytetracycline with food if its causing you stomach upset. However, avoid consuming milk and milk products 1 hr before and 2 hr after taking this medicine.

Q. How long does Oxytetracycline takes to work?

Usually, Oxytetracycline starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Oxytetracycline cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Oxytetracycline can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

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