Tetlin 500 Capsule

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Tetlin 500 Capsule Information

Tetlin 500 Capsule is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Secondary and off-label uses of Tetlin 500 Capsule have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Tetlin 500 Capsule. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Tetlin 500 Capsule are Diarrhoea. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Tetlin 500 Capsule as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Tetlin 500 Capsule go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Tetlin 500 Capsule's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Tetlin 500 Capsule has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Tetlin 500 Capsule related warnings section.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Tetlin 500 Capsule are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Tetlin 500 Capsule may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Tetlin 500 Capsule is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Tetlin 500 Capsule Benefits & Uses

Tetlin 500 Capsule is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Tetlin 500 Capsule 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: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 12.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: Above 8 years old can take

Tetlin 500 Capsule Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Tetlin 500 Capsule safe for pregnant women?


    Tetlin 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 Tetlin 500 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


    Tetlin should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Tetlin 500 Capsule on the Kidneys?


    Tetlin rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Tetlin 500 Capsule on the Liver?


    Side effects of Tetlin rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Tetlin 500 Capsule on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Tetlin for the heart.

    Safe


Tetlin 500 Capsule Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Tetlin 500 Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Tetlin 500 Capsule

  • Is this Tetlin 500 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Tetlin 500 Capsule.

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


    After taking Tetlin 500 Capsule, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Tetlin 500 Capsule can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Tetlin 500 Capsule only as per medical advice.

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


    No, the use of Tetlin 500 Capsule in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Tetlin 500 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Tetlin 500 Capsule


    When consumed with certain foods, Tetlin 500 Capsule may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Tetlin 500 Capsule


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Tetlin 500 Capsule.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Tetlin 500 Capsule

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Tetlin treat a urinary tract infection?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Yes, Tetlin can be used to treat urinary tract infection. It is effective against the bacteria which causes urinary tract infection. However, it is best to consult your doctor about the right treatment for urinary tract infection.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Tetlin for acne?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

Yes, you can take Tetlin for acne (pimples). It is used in the treatment of severe acne caused by bacteria Propionibacterium acnes when other treatment options do not work.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Tetlin cause tooth discoloration?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Tetlin may cause tooth discoloration. It is a known side effect of this drug especially occurs in children under the age of 12 years old.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Tetlin safe?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Tetlin is safe to use, if taken prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed such as black or hairy tongue, skin rash, nausea, and vomiting. If you feel above mention side effects after taking medicine, please consult your doctor right away and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I discontinue Tetlin on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

Discontinuing Tetlin on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Oracea® (doxycycline)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 733-739

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1191-1193

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