Tetralab 250 Capsule

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Tetralab 250 Capsule Information

Tetralab 250 Capsule is a prescription medicine that is available as a Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Secondary and off-label uses of Tetralab 250 Capsule have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Tetralab 250 Capsule. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Tetralab 250 Capsule include Diarrhoea. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Tetralab 250 Capsule can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Tetralab 250 Capsule 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.

It is also important to note that Tetralab 250 Capsule has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Tetralab 250 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Tetralab 250 Capsule related warnings section.

Other contraindications of Tetralab 250 Capsule have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Tetralab 250 Capsule have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Tetralab 250 Capsule is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Tetralab 250 Capsule Benefits & Uses

Tetralab 250 Capsule is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Tetralab 250 Capsule 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

Tetralab 250 Capsule Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Tetralab 250 Capsule safe for pregnant women?


    Tetralab should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Tetralab 250 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Tetralab. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Tetralab 250 Capsule on the Kidneys?


    Tetralab rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Tetralab 250 Capsule on the Liver?


    Tetralab is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Tetralab 250 Capsule on the Heart?


    Tetralab is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Tetralab 250 Capsule Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Tetralab 250 Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Tetralab 250 Capsule

  • Is this Tetralab 250 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Tetralab 250 Capsule is addictive.

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


    After taking Tetralab 250 Capsule you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Tetralab 250 Capsule is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


    No, Tetralab 250 Capsule is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Tetralab 250 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Tetralab 250 Capsule


    Some foods when eaten with Tetralab 250 Capsule can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Tetralab 250 Capsule


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Tetralab 250 Capsule with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Tetralab 250 Capsule

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Tetralab with metronidazole?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Tetralab can be taken with metronidazole. As per clinical studies, no harmful interaction has been reported between them. A fixed-dose combination of [Medicinie] and metronidazole also available in the market which is used in the treatment of various bacterial infections.

Question over 5 years ago

Can Tetralab treat gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Yes, Tetralab can treat gonorrhea and chlamydia. It is generally found to be very effective against bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae which cause this infection. However, you must consult your doctor before taking any antibiotic for treating gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Question over 5 years ago

Does Tetralab cause tooth discoloration?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Tetralab may cause tooth discoloration. It is a known side effect of this drug especially occurs in children under the age of 12 years old.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Tetralab treat pneumonia?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

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

Question over 5 years ago

What is Tetralab

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Tetralab is a brand name for tetracycline. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medication called antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections such as respiratory infections, skin and soft tissue infection, urinary tract infection, rickettsial infections such as Q fever or tick fever, and sexually transmitted diseases.



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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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