Tetracyclines

Tetracyclines

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    Taking Oracea for 1 to 2 months is appropriate therapy for perioral dermatitis. Many patients experience great results. While you are on this you need to be sure to use sunscreen, as it can make you more sensitive to the sun. It can increase your chance of getting a yeast infection, but that can be easily treated. Taking a medication like Oracea is one of the preferred treatment for perioral dermatitis. Makeup, moisturizers, dental products containing fluoride can cause the perioral dermatitis reaction - so you may want to evaluate any facial products you use and make sure they are not worsening your symptoms.
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    Approximately 5% of patients taking Oracea reported either loss of appetite and or nausea as a side effect of the medication. There were no reports of weight gain as a side effect from patients taking Oracea. If the weight gain persists you should be evaluated by your physician.
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    Urobiotic is a combination medication containing oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine. The oxytetracycline portion of Urobiotic interferes with the bactericidal effects of penicillin. Antacids that contain magnesium, calcium, or aluminum should not be given with oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine because they slow  the absorption of the medication. Dairy products also can interfere with oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine's absorption. Some prescription drugs, PABA sunscreens, and other over-the-counter medications can have potentially dangerous interactions with the sulfamethizole portion of Urobiotic. Sulfamethizole should not be taken with certain health conditions either. Make sure your doctor knows your medical history and what medications you take before using oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine.
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    A life-threatening allergic side effect of Urobiotic (oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine) can cause rash, itching, and swelling of your face, lips, tongue, and throat, making it difficult to breathe. Get immediate medical attention by calling 911, if you experience any allergic side effects. Other side effects, caused mainly by the oxytetracycline, include:

    • glossitis
    • esophageal ulcerations
    • stomatitis
    • proctitis
    • nausea
    • diarrhea
    • vaginitis
    • dermatitis

    These side effects are rare, however if they occur, discontinue this medication. Bulging fontanels in infants and benign intracranial hypertension in adults have been reported in individuals receiving full doses of oxytetracycline. They disappeared quickly, however, when the drug was discontinued. Sulfamethizole can cause:

    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • hepatitis
    • pancreatitis
    • blood diseases
    • neuropathy
    • drug fever
    • skin rash
    • conjunctival injection and sclera
    • petechiae
    • purpura
    • hematuria
    • crystalluria

    If any of these symptoms occur, talk with your doctor. You may need your dosage decreased or the drug stopped, depending upon the severity of the reaction.

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    If you are allergic to any tetracycline antibiotics, sulfonamides, or have had reactions to analgesics, do not take Urobiotic (oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine), as this can cause life-threatening side effects. Additionally, if you have liver disease, kidney disease, asthma, blood diseases, a history of diarrhea when taking antibiotics, or any allergy you should talk with your doctor before taking this medication. Your dosage may need to be adjusted or special tests may need to be administered to determine if you can take oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine. You may need to stay out of the sun when taking oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine, as the oxytetracycline can cause photosensitivity making it difficult to see. You will also get sunburned more quickly. Discontinue this medication if you notice any skin erythema (redness). Superinfection may occur from using this drug. Fungal infections are particularly common infections when using oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine. Discontinue using this medication and contact your doctor if you think you have a new infection.

    This medication will need to be taken for at least a week, maybe longer, depending on your condition. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Take it with a full glass of water to avoid irritation of the esophagus. Oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine should be taken an hour before eating or two hours after eating. Use all of this medication even if you feel better. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If your next dose is due shortly, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Never take twice the amount of medication prescribed. If you overdose on oxytetracycline, sulfamethizole and phenazopyridine, contact your doctor immediately.

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    If you're allergic to any ingredient in Adoxa or other tetracycline antibiotics, you shouldn't take this medication. If you're taking certain medications (such as penicillins, isotretinoin or acitretin), don't take Adoxa. Also, if you've recently received a live oral typhoid vaccine, don't take Adoxa. Women who are pregnant should not take Adoxa, because it may harm the developing fetus. Also, women who are breastfeeding should not take Adoxa, since it can pass into breast milk. If you have a history of lupus or porphyria (a blood disorder), talk to your doctor before taking Adoxa. Also, children younger than eight years of age should not take Adoxa because of the risk for tooth discoloration and other side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about whether you should take Adoxa.

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    Adoxa may interact with other medications, so it's important to tell your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking before using Adoxa. This is especially important if you're taking any of the following medications: anticoagulants, barbiturates, urinary alkalinizers, hydantoins, penicillins, birth control pills, carbamazepine, acitretin, methoxyflurane, digoxin, isotretinoin or methotrexate. Because other medications and substances may interact with Adoxa, talk to your doctor about your full medical history before taking this medication.

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    You should know that it's important to take Adoxa exactly as your doctor prescribes. If you stop taking Adoxa prematurely, the infection may not go away completely and the bacteria may become resistant to Adoxa and other medications. Also, if you take Adoxa for longer than prescribed, or if you take more than the recommended dose, you may have an increased risk for side effects and other complications. Long-term use also may increase your risk for a second infection that can't be treated with Adoxa. It may increase your risk for an intestinal condition called pseudomembranous colitis, which can lead to severe diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloody stools. Do not take Adoxa if you are pregnant, as this medication may harm your unborn baby. Adoxa may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Use an alternate form of birth control, such as a condom, while you are taking Adoxa. This drug should not be given to children, as it can cause discoloration of the teeth in children younger than 8 years of age. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about the possible risks associated with Adoxa.

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    Adoxa may cause a severe allergic reaction that leads to difficulty breathing, swelling in the face or throat and hives. If these symptoms develop, seek medical attention right away. Adoxa also may lead to an intestinal condition called pseudomembranous colitis, which can cause severe diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloody stools. Other serious side effects may include chest pain, severe headaches, unusual tiredness, unusual bruising or bleeding, vision changes, fever, chills, trouble swallowing and yellowing of the eyes and skin. More common side effects of Adoxa may include increased sensitivity to sunlight, nausea, loss of appetite and vomiting. Other side effects are possible, so talk to your doctor if any new or unusual symptoms develop while taking Adoxa.