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 Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Tetralab 250 Capsule is used -

Severe

Moderate

  • Blurred vision
  • Esophagitis

Mild

Common

  • Diarrhoea

Tetralab 250 Capsule Related Warnings

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


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Tetralab. If you are pregnant, do not take Tetralab without a doctor's advice.

    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?


    There are no any side effects of Tetralab for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Tetralab 250 Capsule with Other Drugs

Tetralab 250 Capsule should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



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?


    Tetralab 250 Capsule is not addictive in nature.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Tetralab 250 Capsule. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Tetralab 250 Capsule is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

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


    There is no benefit of taking Tetralab 250 Capsule for mental disorders.

    No

Tetralab 250 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Tetralab 250 Capsule


    Taking Tetralab 250 Capsule with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Tetralab 250 Capsule


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Tetralab 250 Capsule with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Tetralab 250 Capsule

Question over 3 years ago

Is Tetralab safe?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Tetralab is safe to use, if taken prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed such as black or hairy tongue, skin rash, nausea, and vomiting. If you feel above mention side effects after taking medicine, please consult your doctor right away and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 3 years ago

Can I discontinue Tetralab on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

Discontinuing Tetralab on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.

Question about 4 years ago

Does Tetralab cause high blood pressure?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Rarely, Tetralab causes high blood pressure (hypertension) in some cases. However, if you are already suffering from hypertension then inform your doctor so that he/she can take precautionary measures in advance.

Question over 3 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 about 4 years ago

How does Tetralab work?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Tetralab contains tetracycline which works by inhibiting the bacterial protein synthesis. The absence of these proteins results in stunned bacterial growth due to which bacteria is not able to survive. In this way, Tetralab kills bacteria and treats the infection.



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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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