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Oxytetracycline is an oral antibiotic treatment for acne, rosacea and other bacterial infections. This medication is suitable...

Oxytetracycline is an oral antibiotic treatment for acne, rosacea and other bacterial infections. This medication is suitable for treating persistent and cystic acne as well as many common bacterial infections.

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What is Oxytetracycline?

Oxytetracycline is a prescription antibiotic medication that can treat various bacterial infections, including lung infections, UTIs, STIs, skin infections and infections of the eye such as conjunctivitis.

How does it work?

Oxytetracycline is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic. Antibiotics work by killing off bacteria or preventing them from spreading. Tetracycline antibiotics are largely used to treat acne and rosacea.

Is Oxytetracycline suitable for me?

This medication is not suitable for those under 12 years of age. Consult with your doctor before beginning this medication.

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Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur. If you notice these or indeed any unexpected reactions you should tell your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Gastric upsets, such as feeling or being sick, diarrhoea and difficulty in swallowing and irritation of the oesophagus (gullet).
  • Pseudomembranous colitis (watery diarrhoea, fever and cramps).
  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis, causing pain in the abdomen or back, feeling sick and fever)
  • Changes in the numbers and types of your blood cells. If you notice increased bruising, nosebleeds, sore throats, infections, excessive tiredness, breathlessness on exertion or abnormal paleness of the skin, you should tell your  doctor who may want you to have a blood test.
  • Redness or colour change of the skin, flaky skin, thrush or irritation around your bottom and genital area. If you already suffer from SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) Oxytetracycline tablets may make your condition worse
  • Changes in liver or kidney function (tiredness, pain in the abdomen or back, difficulty passing urine) jaundice  (yellow skin or eyes).
  • An over growth of resistant organisms which may cause infection/inflammation of the mouth, tongue, intestines and vagina,
  • Skin rashes, which involve changes to the colour and texture of the skin.

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Oxytetracycline.

The usual doses are for at least 10 days unless otherwise directed by your doctor. For Adults, Elderly and Children 12 years or over.

For general infections:

  • Take 1 tablet (250mg) every 6 hours, you may be given 2 tablets (500mg) initially. 
  • For severe infections your doctor may increase your dosage to 500mg (2 tablets) every 6 hours.

For Specific infections:

  • Skin infections: 1-2 tablets (250-500mg) daily either as a single dose or in divided doses for three months.
  • Brucellosis: 2 tablets (500mg) four times a day with streptomycin.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases: 2 tablets (500mg) four times a day for between 7 and 30 days depending on your condition.

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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General Information

What is oxytetracycline?

Oxytetracycline is a type of antibiotic, specifically a tetracycline antibiotic, that is used to treat various types of infections, including acne. It works by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of bacteria.

Is oxytetracycline a strong antibiotic?

Oxytetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means it is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. Its strength or effectiveness depends on the type of infection being treated and the specific bacteria causing the infection.

What is the difference between tetracycline and oxytetracycline?

Tetracycline is a class of antibiotics and refers to a specific antibiotic within this class. Oxytetracycline is a subtype of tetracycline. They both work in similar ways, but their effectiveness varies depending on the specific bacteria being targeted.

Is tetracycline the same as oxytetracycline?

No, while they are both part of the tetracycline class of antibiotics, tetracycline and oxytetracycline are not the same. They are individual antibiotics within the same class, and while their mechanisms of action are similar, there might be differences in their effectiveness against specific bacteria.

Dosage & Usage

Oxytetracycline BNF

The British National Formulary (BNF) provides healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines. The typical adult dose of oxytetracycline for treating infections is 250mg to 500mg every 6 hours, depending on the severity and type of infection according to the BNF. For treating acne, it's usually 500mg twice daily.

Oxytetracycline with Epiduo or Differin

Oxytetracycline is often used in combination with topical treatments such as Epiduo or Differin to provide a more comprehensive approach to treating acne. However, the decision to use these treatments in combination must be made by a healthcare professional based on the individual's specific needs and condition.

How long does oxytetracycline take to clear acne?

The time it takes for oxytetracycline to clear acne varies from person to person. Generally, a noticeable improvement might be seen after several weeks of use, but it potentially takes up to three months for the full effect to be seen.

Oxytetracycline and creams or gels

Oxytetracycline is often used alongside certain acne creams or gels. However, it's important to discuss this with a healthcare professional as some combinations may lead to increased skin irritation or other side effects.

Availability & Pricing

Can I get tetracycline over the counter?

No, tetracycline, including oxytetracycline, is not available over the counter in the UK. It is a prescription medication, which means a prescription from a healthcare professional is needed to obtain it.

Can I buy tetracycline UK?

Yes, tetracycline, including oxytetracycline, is available for purchase in the UK with a valid prescription from a healthcare professional.

Oxytetracycline NHS

Oxytetracycline is available on the NHS for the treatment of various bacterial infections, including acne, subject to certain conditions being met.

Side Effects & Considerations

Oxytetracycline side effects

Like all medications, oxytetracycline comes with potential side effects, although not everybody gets them. Common side effects include stomach upset, diarrhoea, nausea, and increased sensitivity to sunlight. If one notices any severe or persistent side effects, please contact a healthcare provider immediately.

What to avoid when taking oxytetracycline?

While taking oxytetracycline, it is important to avoid consuming dairy products, antacids, or supplements that contain calcium, iron, magnesium, or aluminium within two hours before or after taking the medication as they might interfere with absorption. One must avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or UV light, as oxytetracycline might make the skin more sensitive to the sun.

Oxytetracycline and alcohol

It's generally recommended to avoid alcohol while taking oxytetracycline, as it might exacerbate some of the side effects of the medication such as nausea or dizziness. Always discuss alcohol use with a healthcare provider when starting a new medication.

Uses & Effectiveness

What is oxytetracycline used for?

Oxytetracycline is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, and acne.

Is oxytetracycline for acne?

Oxytetracycline is an antibiotic that is commonly used to treat moderate to severe acne. It works by inhibiting the growth of certain types of bacteria that contribute to the development of acne.

What diseases are treated by oxytetracycline?

Oxytetracycline is used to treat a variety of bacterial diseases, including respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, certain sexually transmitted infections, skin infections, and others. It's used in the treatment of acne as well.

How effective is oxytetracycline?

The effectiveness of oxytetracycline varies depending on the type of infection and the specific bacteria causing the infection. It's generally effective against a broad range of bacteria and is commonly used to treat acne, respiratory infections, and other types of bacterial infections.

Oxytetracycline compared to Lymecycline

Both oxytetracycline and lymecycline are tetracycline antibiotics used to treat various bacterial infections, including acne. They work in similar ways, but the choice between the two depends on individual factors such as the person's overall health, the specific bacteria being treated, and their response to medication.

Oxytetracycline veterinary uses

Oxytetracycline is widely used in veterinary medicine to treat a variety of bacterial infections in animals. However, the usage in animals must always be overseen by a qualified veterinarian.

Oxytetracycline injection

Oxytetracycline is available in an injectable form, which is usually administered by a healthcare provider. The injectable form is typically reserved for severe infections or when oral medication is not an option.


Can humans take oxytetracycline?

Yes, oxytetracycline is a medication prescribed to humans to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including acne.

Oxytetracycline tablets uses

Oxytetracycline tablets are used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, and acne.

Oxytetracycline hydrochloride

Oxytetracycline hydrochloride is a form of oxytetracycline that is used in certain medications. It has the same therapeutic effects as oxytetracycline.

Alternatives & Related Treatments

Oxytetracycline compared to other antibiotics

There are many antibiotics that are used as an alternative to oxytetracycline, depending on the infection being treated. For acne, alternatives include other oral antibiotics such as doxycycline or minocycline, or topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide or retinoids. It's important to note that the best treatment depends on the individual and their specific needs.

Can I use topical treatments with oxytetracycline?

Topical treatments, such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, or salicylic acid, are often used alongside oxytetracycline in the treatment of acne. However, because combining treatments sometimes increase the risk of side effects, it's important to discuss this with a healthcare provider.

Warnings & Precautions

Oxytetracycline use in pregnancy and breastfeeding

Oxytetracycline must not be used in pregnancy, especially during the second half, as it potentially causes discolouration of the developing baby's teeth. It must be avoided during breastfeeding, as it may be passed to the baby through breast milk. If pregnant or breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant, discuss the options with a healthcare provider.

Oxytetracycline and sun exposure

Oxytetracycline potentially makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight and increases the risk of sunburn. While taking the medication, one must avoid excessive sun exposure and use sun protection, such as sunscreen and protective clothing, when outside.

Where to buy oxytetracycline

Oxytetracycline is available to buy from a pharmacy with a valid prescription from a healthcare provider. The medicine is available with online pharmacies, provided they are regulated and adhere to the necessary safety standards.

Can I buy tetracycline over the counter?

Tetracycline, including oxytetracycline, is a prescription-only medication in the UK and is not available to buy over the counter. A prescription from a healthcare provider is needed to obtain it.

Other considerations

Before starting oxytetracycline, it's important to inform a healthcare provider about any other medications the user is taking, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements. Informing a provider of the various medications is important because oxytetracycline might interact with certain other medications. One must inform a healthcare provider about any allergies or other health conditions one has.

As with all medications, the user must use oxytetracycline exactly as prescribed by a healthcare provider and complete the full course of treatment, even if they start to feel better before it's finished. This is to ensure that the infection is fully treated and to prevent the bacteria from becoming resistant to the antibiotic.

Buy Oxytetracycline Online

Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

You can buy Oxytetracycline 200mg online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Oxytetracycline online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Oxytetracycline and dispatch it discreetly to your address.

How to buy Oxytetracycline online?

You can buy Oxytetracycline by following the following steps.

  1. Fill out our online consultation form
  2. If you are eligible to purchase Oxytetracycline you will be shown it as one of your treatment options along with the available trimethoprim dose
  3. Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address

Can I get Oxytetracycline on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Oxytetracycline tablets on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Oxytetracycline from the NHS.

Can you get Oxytetracycline over the counter?

No, you can’t get Oxytetracycline tablets over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Oxytetracycline tablets is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Oxytetracycline online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Oxytetracycline.

Is Oxytetracycline safe?

If you have been prescribed Oxytetracycline 200mg then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Oxytetracycline 200mg then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Trimethoprim is commonly prescribed to treat urinary tract infections, a prevalent health issue affecting the urinary system. This medication is effective against a range of bacterial infections, notably those affecting the urinary and respiratory tracts. Trimethoprim works by targeting and inhibiting a substance called folic acid, which is crucial for the growth and reproduction of bacteria. By disrupting the production of folic acid, Trimethoprim hinders the development of bacteria, thereby helping to clear infections.

While it's primarily known for its effectiveness in treating urinary tract infections, it's also used for certain types of respiratory tract infections. However, like any medication, the safety of Trimethoprim for an individual depends on various factors including their overall health, other medications they may be taking, and their specific medical history. It's important to consult a healthcare professional to determine if Trimethoprim is a safe and appropriate treatment option.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Oxytetracycline?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

Typically, it is recommended to avoid alcohol while taking the medication or other antibiotics, please consult your doctor for more guidance.

Can I buy Oxytetracycline from Boots?

It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Oxytetracycline200mg, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.

Can I buy Oxytetracycline from Superdrug?

If you would like to buy Oxytetracycline, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.

Can I buy Oxytetracycline from Amazon?

Amazon does not sell medication such as Oxytetracycline, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.

How long does Oxytetracycline take to work?

The time it takes for a Oxytetracycline 200mg to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Oxytetracycline may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Oxytetracycline?

The effectiveness of Oxytetracycline 200mg can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Oxytetracycline?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Oxytetracycline.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
  5. Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
  6. Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.

Can I buy Oxytetracycline in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Oxytetracycline 200mg tablets in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Oxytetracycline is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Where can I buy Oxytetracycline?

You can buy Oxytetracycline 200mg tablets online from upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.

Are Oxytetracycline users satisfied with the product?

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Can I buy Oxytetracycline from an online pharmacy?

Yes, you can purchase Oxytetracycline 200mg tablets from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.

How much does Oxytetracycline cost?

The costs of Oxytetracycline 200mg tablets are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.

Additional Information on Trimethoprim 200mg

Trimethoprim 200mg, the usual dose, is a potent antibiotic primarily used to treat bacterial infections, particularly those related to urinary infections such as cystitis. This medication operates by inhibiting the bacterial production of a vital substance, folic acid, thereby preventing the growth and spread of the infection.

While it is highly effective in managing urinary tract infections, it's essential to be aware of certain precautions. Individuals with severe liver problems, or blood disorders, should consult their healthcare provider before using Trimethoprim, as it may not be the safest option for them. Additionally, it's a common misconception that cranberry juice can treat urine infections; however, while it may help alleviate cystitis symptoms by preventing bacteria from adhering to the bladder walls, it should not replace medical treatment with antibiotics like Trimethoprim.

As with any antibiotic, it's crucial to complete the full course as prescribed, even if symptoms improve, to effectively treat bacterial infections and prevent antibiotic resistance.

Does Oxytetracycline treat acne?

Yes, Oxytetracycline can be used to treat acne as well as the skin condition rosacea.