Oxytetracycline

Oxytetracycline
  • Oxytetracycline

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Oxytetracycline

From£42.99
  • Medication features

    • Proven efficacy against redness and inflammation of the skin
    • Oxytetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat symptoms of Acne
    • Available as 250mg tablet

Overview

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Oxytetracycline is a prescription-only antibiotic medication used to treat acne. It works by reducing the production of acne causing bacteria, resulting in reduced acne symptoms such as inflammation, blackheads and whiteheads.

Patient Information Leaflet (from EMC): https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/26648#gref

Directions

Dosage

Take two capsules twice daily with a glass of water, usually in the morning and evening - swallow the capsule whole, do not break or chew the capsule. It should be taken on an empty stomach, which is usually 1 hour before food or 2 hours after food. Complete the full course of treatment even if you start to feel better to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance

Oxytetracycline should be taken for at least 8 weeks continually and reviewed after 12 weeks. It should be used in combination with a non-antibiotic topical treatment for best results and to reduce chances of developing antibiotic resistance. Sunlight and UV light should be avoided with use of oxytetracycline, this includes sunbeds.

FAQ

  • What should I do if I forget to take a dose?

    Take it as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time for the next dose. In this case skip the dose, do not double the dose of lymecycline as a makeup for the missed dose.

Side Effects

The common side effects of oxytetracycline:

  • Feeling sick
  • A headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach ache

If you begin to experience any of the following symptoms, stop the treatment and consult your doctor:

  • Blurred vision
  • Severe skin rashes
  • Difficulty breathing

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