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Oxytetracycline Af Information

Oxytetracycline Af, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Oxytetracycline Af also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Oxytetracycline Af depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Oxytetracycline Af as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Oxytetracycline Af normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Oxytetracycline Af's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Oxytetracycline Af related warnings talks about Oxytetracycline Af's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Oxytetracycline Af contraindications section.

Additionally, Oxytetracycline Af may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Oxytetracycline Af, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Oxytetracycline Af Benefits & Uses

Oxytetracycline Af is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Oxytetracycline Af Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 250 - 500 mg/day
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 250 - 500 mg/day
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 250 - 500 mg/day
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 25 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: Dose for children 8 years and older

Oxytetracycline Af Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Oxytetracycline Af safe for pregnant women?


    Oxytetracycline AF should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Oxytetracycline Af safe during breastfeeding?


    Oxytetracycline AF may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Oxytetracycline Af on the Kidneys?


    Oxytetracycline AF may have severe effects on your kidney, so do not take it without consulting your doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Oxytetracycline Af on the Liver?


    Effects of Oxytetracycline AF on the liver can be severe. It is not safe for use without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Oxytetracycline Af on the Heart?


    Oxytetracycline AF is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Oxytetracycline Af with Other Drugs

Oxytetracycline Af should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Oxytetracycline Af Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Oxytetracycline Af unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Oxytetracycline Af

  • Is this Oxytetracycline Af habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Oxytetracycline Af.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Oxytetracycline Af. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Oxytetracycline Af is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Oxytetracycline Af cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Oxytetracycline Af Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Oxytetracycline Af


    Taking Oxytetracycline Af with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Oxytetracycline Af


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Oxytetracycline Af and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 733-735

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