Oxytetracycline 250mg Tablets

These tablets contain the active ingredient, oxytetracycline. Oxytetracycline belongs to a group of medicines called broad spectrum antibiotics. This means that it is active against a large number of bacteria which cause infections.

These include:

  • Lung infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis or whooping cough
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea or syphilis
  • Skin infections such as acne
  • Eye infections such as conjunctivitis
  • Rickettsial infections such as Q fever or tick fever
  • Other infections including brucellosis, psittacosis, plague, cholera, leptospirosis, gas-gangrene and tetanus

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Therapeutic indications for Oxytetracycline 250mg Tablets

Oxytetracycline is a bacteriostatic broad-spectrum antibiotic, active against a wide variety of Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms.

Infections caused by oxytetracycline-sensitive organisms include:

  • Respiratory tract infections: Pneumonia, whooping cough and other lower respiratory tract infections due to susceptible strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae and other organisms. Mycoplasma pneumoniae Treatment of chronic bronchitis (including the prophylaxis of acute exacerbations).
  • Urinary tract infections: caused by susceptible strains of the Klebsiella species. Enterobacter species, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus faecalis and other organisms.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases: Infections due to Chlamydia trachomatis including uncomplicated urethral, endocervical or rectal infections. Non-gonococcal urethritis caused by Ureaplasma urealyticum. Oxytetracycline is also indicated in chancroid, granuloma inguinale and lymphogranuloma venereum. Oxytetracycline is an alternative drug in the treatment of gonorrhoea and syphilis.
  • Skin infections: Acne vulgaris when antibiotic therapy is considered necessary and severe rosacea.
  • Ophthalmic infections: Trachoma, although the infectious agent, as judged by immunofluorescence, is not always eliminated. Inclusion conjunctivitis may be treated with oral oxytetracycline alone or in combination with topical agents.
  • Rickettsial infections: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus group, Q fever and Coxiella endocarditis and tick fevers.
  • Other infections: Stagnant loop syndrome, Psittacosis, brucellosis (in combination with streptomycin), cholera, bubonic plague, louse and tick-borne relapsing fever, tularaemia, glanders, melioidosis and acute intestinal amoebiasis (as an adjunct to amoebicides).

Oxytetracycline is an alternative drug in the treatment of leptospirosis, gas-gangrene and tetanus.

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