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Oxytetracycline, Terramycin, Uri-Tet, Urobiotic

Description

Oxytetracycline is a tetracycline antibiotic.

Action

antibiotic, tetracycline

Indications



Side Effects

Anorexia, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, epigastric distress, esophageal ulcers, maculopapular rash, erythematous rash, azotemia, fatty liver, hepatotoxicity, elevated hepatic enzymes, lightheadedness, dizziness, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, pseudotumor cerebri, photosensitivity.

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions


Negative interactions:

Potassium Citrate
Potassium Citrate makes urine less acidic, may decrease effectiveness of tetracycline antibiotics.

St JohnÕs Wort and Dong Quai
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong Quai can cause sensitivity to sunlight, which may add to side effects of tetracyclines.

Minerals
Minerals can interfere with absorption of tetracycline antibiotics. Take separately.


Positive interactions:

Lactobacillus acidophilus
Probiotics replace normal intestinal bacteria, which may reduce the side effect of diarrhea associated with antibiotics.

Sacchromyces boulardii
Sacchromyces boulardii may prevent antibiotic-related diarrhea.

Vitamin K
Antibiotics may cause vitamin K deficiency by destroying the beneficial bacteria that produce it.

 

 

 

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