TETRACYCLINE 250 mg. 20 capsules
Tetracycline Actavis belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic which inhibits the growth of pathogenic microorganisms, and in high doses destroys them.
Tetracycline Actavis is used to treat a large number of infections caused by microorganisms sensitive to:
Respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis and whooping cough;
Uncomplicated urinary tract infections;
Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis;
Skin infections such as acne;
Eye infections such as conjunctivitis;
Riketsiozni infections such as Q fever or tick fevers;
Other infections such as brucellosis, plague, cholera, borreliosis, tularemia, glanders, anthrax, actinomycosis, melioidoza and acute intestinal amebiasis (in addition to protivoamebiaznata therapy).
Tetracycline is an alternative treatment for leptospirosis, gas gangrene and tetanus.
2. BEFORE YOU USE TETRACYCLINE Actavis
Do not use Tetracycline Actavis and contact your doctor:
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to tetracycline, other similar antibiotics (such as minocycline or doxycycline) or any of the other ingredients of the product (see section. 6);
If you have lingering problems with your kidneys or liver, or have severe kidney disease;
Have systemic lupus erythematosus (a disease of connective tissue, characterized by a rash mainly on the face, hair loss, fever, malaise and joint pain);
Children under the age of 12 years;
During pregnancy and lactation.
Take special care with Tetracycline Actavis
Please tell your doctor if:
Suffer from myasthenia gravis (a condition characterized by muscle weakness, difficulty in chewing and swallowing and speech disturbances);
You have kidney or liver disease;
If you are sensitive to sunlight.
Tetracycline Actavis should not be used in children under the age of 12, because it binds with calcium and is deposited in bones and teeth, resulting in violations of the tooth enamel and permanent discolouration of the teeth yellow-gray-brown.
During treatment with Tetracycline Actavis should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun or ultraviolet light, due to the risk of photosensitivity (severe redness and skin).
The use of antibiotics may occasionally result in the overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including. fungi.
With prolonged treatment is necessary periodically to conduct laboratory tests to study the function of the blood system, kidneys and liver. The product should not be taken with milk and milk products.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
It is particularly important to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications:
Penicillins (a group of antibiotics to treat infections);
Retinoids such as acitretin, isotretinoin and tretinoin (acne treatment);
Oral contraceptives (birth control medicines). It is necessary to use other means of contraception while taking tetracycline and for 7 days thereafter;
Anticoagulants (drugs that prevent blood clotting);
Diuretics (drugs increasing urine output);
Kaolin-pectin and bismuth subsalicylate (for the treatment of diarrhea);
Antidiabetic agents (eg orally. Glibenclamide and gliclazide or by injection, eg. Insulin);
Drugs that can damage your liver (ask your doctor if any of the medicines you are taking such);
Methoxyflurane (an anesthetic). If you have surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking tetracycline;
Atovaquone (for the treatment of pneumonia);
Drugs such as antacids or containing aluminum, calcium, iron, magnesium, bismuth or zinc. Do not take these products with Tetracycline Actavis since its introduction in the body can be reduced.
Taking Tetracycline Actavis with food and drink:
Do not take Tetracycline Actavis together with milk or food, as they may reduce the effectiveness of the drug.
Pregnancy and lactation
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Tetracycline Actavis should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary after assessment by a physician.
Because tetracyclines pass into breast milk, their use in lactating women is contraindicated.
Driving and using machines
No studies on the effects of tetracycline on ability to drive and use machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Tetracycline Actavis
This medicinal product contains lactose (milk sugar). If you are advised by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact him before taking this medicine.
The product contains the coloring E110 and E122, which can cause allergic reactions.
3. HOW TO TAKE TETRACYCLINE Actavis
Always take Tetracycline Actavis exactly as your doctor tells you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Tetracycline Capsules Actavis should be taken one hour before or two hours after a meal with a glass of water. Swallow the capsules in an upright or sitting position and not take them immediately before bedtime.
Treatment usually lasts for at least 10 days, unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor.
Adults (including the elderly) and children over 12 years:
Common infections: 1 capsule (250 mg) every 6 hours, you may be prescribed to take 2 capsules (500 mg) initially. In severe infections, your dose may be increased to 2 capsules (500 mg) every 6 hours.
Cutaneous infections: 1-2 capsules (250-500 mg) daily, as a single dose or divided into multiple daily doses for 3 months.
Brucellosis: 2 capsules (500 mg) four times a day, in combination with streptomycin.
Sexually transmitted diseases: 2 capsules (500 mg) four times a day for 7 to 30 days depending on the condition.
Children under 12 years:
Tetracycline Actavis is contraindicated in children under the age of 12 years.
If you have kidney disease, your doctor will reduce the dose or increase the interval between doses.
If you take more dose Tetracycline Actavis
In case of accidental intake of a large overdose, consult your doctor or the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
If you forget to take Tetracycline Actavis
Do not take a double dose to make up. Take your next dose as prescribed.
If you stop taking Tetracycline Actavis
Do not stop treatment because the infection may return if you have not held a full course of treatment.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Tetracycline Actavis can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you are not sure what the following side effects, ask your doctor to explain them to you.
Between 7% and 20% of patients treated with the tetracycline experience side effects. The most common adverse reactions from the gastrointestinal tract.
Below are listed possible side effects by frequency.
Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 patients;
Common: may occur in 1 to 10 in every 100 patients;
Uncommon: may occur in 1 to 10 in every 1000 patients;
Rare: may occur in 1 to 10 in every 10,000 patients;
Very rare: may occur in less than 1 in 10,000 patients;
Not known: frequency can not be estimated from the available data.
Blood and lymphatic system
Rare - very rare: changes in the amount of blood cells (hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, eosinophilia, neutropenia).
Rare - very rare: hypersensitivity reactions (allergic reactions, anaphylactic reactions, exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus).
Rare: increased intracranial pressure, dizziness, tinnitus, visual disturbances, myasthenia.
Common - Uncommon: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, disturbance of enamel formation and discoloration of teeth in children;
Uncommon: impairment of esophageal ulcers and strictures;
Rare - very rare: pseudomembranous colitis (characterized by persistent and prolonged diarrhea), inflammation of the pancreas, difficulty swallowing, enterocolitis (gastrointestinal inflammation), inflammation of the anogenital area (the area around the anus and the genitals);
Gastrointestinal infections with additional non-susceptible organisms.
Rare - very rare: liver toxicity (jaundice and fat damage).
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders
Uncommon: drug rash, allergic skin reactions, urticaria, photosensitivity, angioneurotic edema (swelling of the soft tissues).
Disorders of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Common: temporary suppression of bone growth in children.
Renal and urinary tract
Rare - very rare: renal impairment.
Rare - very rare: increased blood urea, brownish-black discoloration of the thyroid gland (shown only on microscopic examination).
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE TETRACYCLINE Actavis
Keep out of reach of children!
Do not use Tetracycline Actavis after the expiry date stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Tetracycline Actavis
The active substance is a tetracycline hydrochloride (Tetracycline hydrochloride) 250 mg.
Other ingredients are: alginic acid; sodium lauryl sulfate; magnesium stearate; lactose monohydrate.
Composition of hard gelatin capsules:
Body: quinoline yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110), titanium dioxide (E171), gelatin.
Cap: azorubine (E 122), titanium dioxide (E 171), gelatin.
Tetracycline Actavis looks like and contents of the pack:
Description: cylindrical hard gelatin capsules with yellow body and red cap.
Actavis tetracycline 250 mg capsules are available in the following packages:
10 capsules in blister PVC / Al and PVC / PVDC / Al foil blister pack 2.