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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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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.
Oxytetracycline Patient Leaflet
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
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 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.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Oxytetracycline you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- 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 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 over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Oxytetracycline 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 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 then you should contact a doctor immediately.
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.
Can I buy Oxytetracycline from Boots?
It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Oxytetracycline, 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 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 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.
- 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 medicines.org
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Oxytetracycline users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Oxytetracycline at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Oxytetracycline head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Oxytetracycline from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Oxytetracycline from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Oxytetracycline cost?
The costs of Oxytetracycline 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.
Does Oxytetracycline treat acne?
Yes, Oxytetracycline can be used to treat acne as well as the skin condition rosacea.
How long can I take Oxytetracycline for?
The usual doses are for at least 10 days, but 3 months or longer for acne. Please follow the dosage instructions given to you by your doctor:
What is the difference between Oxytetracycline and Doxycycline?
Oxytetracycline and Doxycycline are both types of medicines known as tetracyclines and can treat a wide range of infections. Tetracyclines are commonly used to treat acne and the skin condition known as rosacea. If you're unsure about which medication is best for you, speak with your doctor.
What are the ingredients in Oxytetracycline
Some of the excipients (ingredients other than the active substance) may vary depending on different manufacturers. Please consult a patient information leaflet for precise information.
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