Tetrastar

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Tetrastar Information

Tetrastar, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Capsule. Bacterial Infections are some of its major therapeutic uses. Tetrastar also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Tetrastar 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.

The most common side effects of Tetrastar are Diarrhoea. While these are the most often observed Tetrastar side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Tetrastar normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Tetrastar is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Tetrastar's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Tetrastar related warnings section.

The section on Tetrastar contraindications lists all such conditions.

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

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Tetrastar is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Tetrastar Benefits & Uses

Tetrastar is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Tetrastar 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

Tetrastar Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Tetrastar safe for pregnant women?


    Tetrastar can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Tetrastar safe during breastfeeding?


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

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Tetrastar on the Kidneys?


    Tetrastar has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Tetrastar on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Tetrastar on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Tetrastar on the Heart?


    Using Tetrastar does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Tetrastar with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Tetrastar Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Tetrastar

  • Is this Tetrastar habit forming or addictive?


    Tetrastar does not cause addiction.

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


    After taking Tetrastar you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Tetrastar only on doctor's advice.

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


    No, Tetrastar is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Tetrastar Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Tetrastar


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

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Tetrastar


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

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Tetrastar

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Tetrastar without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Tetrastar is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting doctor. It can be harmful to the people to take this medicine without a doctor's advice.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Tetrastar for acne?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

Yes, you can take Tetrastar 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

How does Tetrastar work?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Tetrastar contains tetracycline which works by inhibiting the bacterial protein synthesis. The absence of these proteins results in stunned bacterial growth due to which bacteria is not able to survive. In this way, Tetrastar kills bacteria and treats the infection.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Tetrastar cause liver damage?

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

Yes, Tetrastar can cause liver damage if it is taken for long-term in higher doses. Patients suffering from liver diseases are at greater risk. Therefore, caution must be taken before using this medication in patients with improper liver function. However, please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse effects regarding liver after taking this Tetrastar.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Tetrastar treat pneumonia?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Tetrastar can be prescribed for pneumonia. The most common cause of pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria and Tetrastar is often prescribed for it. However, it is best to consult your doctor about the right treatment for pneumonia.



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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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