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    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 inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

    Common side effects of oxytetracycline

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

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    Expert advice for Oxytetracycline

    • Your doctor has prescribed Oxytetracycline to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
    • Take Oxytetracycline with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach and acid reflux.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
    • Do not take calcium, antacids or iron at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after taking Oxytetracycline.
    • Discontinue Oxytetracycline and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Oxytetracycline


    Q. Is oxytetracycline is same as tetracycline?

    No, both the drugs are different

    Q. Can I take oxytetracycline for cystitis/tonsillitis/gum infection?

    Oxytetracycline can be taken for cystitis and gum infection but not in case of tonsillitis. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use

    Q. Does oxytetracycline cause weight gain?

    No, it doesn't cause weight gain. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effect

    Q. Does oxytetracycline affect the contraceptive implant?

    No, oxytetracycline doesn't affect contraceptive implants.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)