December 08 2023


List of brands containing oxytetracycline   

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle oxytetracycline in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

The active substance oxytetracycline is a drug belonging to the group of tetracyclines, a class of broad spectrum antibiotics which act against many microorganisms, preventing bacterial growth (bacteriostatic).

Oxytetracycline is indicated for generalized and localized infections caused by germs sensitive to penicillin, including rickettsiae, mycoplasmas, agents producing psittacosis, ornithosis, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale and relapsing fever, infections by certain gram-negative bacteria, including brucellosis, gram positive germs, and other.

Oxytetracycline is indicated in:

- Bronchopulmonary infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and diseases with an emetic cough (vomiting produced by a cough),
- Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis,
- Urinary tract infections,
- Skin infections, such as acne,
- Eye infections such as conjunctivitis,
- Rickettsiosis as Q fever or fever caused by ticks (boutonneuse fever),
- Other infections, including brucellosis (Malta fever), psittacosis, plague, cholera, leptospirosis, gas gangrene and tetanus.

Medizzine recommends consulting your doctor if you are unsure why your doctor has been prescribed oxytetracycline.


Inactive ingredients include glucosamine, red dye No. 3 yellow dye no. 10, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, gelatin, silicon dioxide and starch.


Inactive ingredients include starch, alginic acid, magnesium stearate, shellac, acacia, talc, nipagin, sucrose, carbowax 6000, magnesium carbonate and yellow quinoline.


Inactive ingredients include magnesium stearate, corn starch, hydroxypropyl cellulose, colloidal silica, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, sunset yellow, yellow quinoline, titanium dioxide, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and purified talc.


The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Important information     

This medicine contains sunset yellow (also called Number 10, E-110), which may lead to allergic reactions.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use oxytetracycline

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to oxytetracycline, to other tetracyclines, including minocycline and doxycycline or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Nor you should take this medicine:

- If you have serious kidney or liver disorders
- If you have a disease called systemic lupus erythematosus,
- If the patient is under 12 years old.

Warning: Using tetracyclines during the development of teeth causes damage to the tooth enamel, producing its discoloration, which appears with an irreversible brownish yellow color. This can occur from the formation of the fetal teeth in the second half of pregnancy up to the first eight years of childhood. This risk increases with prolonged treatment. There have also been cases of enamel hypoplasia by exposure to tetracycline during tooth formation.

As indicated, This drug (or another tetracycline) should not be given during tooth formation phase, except if the physician considers not available another effective alternative drug or this alternative drug is clearly contraindicated.

Take special care with oxytetracycline

- If you have a disease called myasthenia gravis (a disease that causes intense muscle weakness and other symptoms),
- If you suffer decreased kidney or liver function.

Patients with any degree of renal impairment may experience a rise in urea and other disturbances as a result of taking tetracyclines.

Drug accumulation: If you follow a prolonged treatment with tetracycline, your doctor will perform a regular blood test to check the status of your liver and kidney function. In the case of renal impairment, prolonged treatment can lead to excessive accumulation of the antibiotic. If circumstances require, your doctor may decide to monitor the level of drug in the blood.

Photosensitivity: Some patients may have an exaggerated reaction to sunlight and ultraviolet rays. For this reason, individuals receiving tetracyclines should be warned of this possibility and consult the doctor if they have any rash.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription.

- Penicillins as amoxicillin,
- Vitamin A,
- Retinoids, such as acitretin, tretinoin, and isotretinoin, medicines to treat acne.
- Oral contraceptives (loss of effectiveness of contraceptive). It is recommended to use an alternative contraceptive method until at least a week after stopping treatment with oxytetracycline,
- anticoagulant drugs such as acenocoumarol and warfarin, since this antibiotic depresses its anticoagulant activity
- Diuretics, such as furosemide,
- Kaolin-pectin and bismuth subsalicylate (drugs for the treatment of diarrhea),
- Antidiabéticcos drugs, such as insulin and oral antidiabetic (glyburide, gliclazide),
- Methoxyflurane (an anesthetic). If you will undergo surgery or dental surgery, tell your doctor or dentist you are taking oxytetracycline,
- antacids or medicines containing salts of aluminum, calcium, iron, magnesium, bismuth or zinc. It is not advisable to take these compounds with oxytetracycline since they can reduce antibiotic's absorption. Leave a gap of two to three hours between taking the antacid and oxytetracycline.
- Medications such as oxytetracycline (bacteriostatic ie that inhibit bacterial growth) can interfere with the bactericidal antibiotics (which kill bacteria), such as penicillin. It is not recommended jointly take both types of antibiotics.

Use with food and beverages

Administration of milk or food with oxytetracycline can interfere with the absorption of the antibiotic. Antacids containing aluminum, calcium or magnesium salts decrease the absorption of oxytetracycline, which should not be administered simultaneously. As indicated above, you should leave an interval of two to three hours between taking the antacid and oxytetracycline.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

Special physiological situations

Pregnancy and lactation

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or lactation.

Tetracyclines pass to the human fetus through the placenta and may cause damage to the fetal tissues. Experience in laboratory animals has revealed lesions in the embryo and fetus, especially on bone tissue.

This drug should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless your doctor deems that benefits of use outweigh the possible risks to the fetus.

If you are breastfeeding, the doctor will advise you to discontinue to do it if unavoidable to take oxytetracycline.


This medicine should not be used in children under 12 years.

Elderly patients

It is not necessary to modify the dosage or take special precautions in elderly patients. However at this age, it is more frequent to have an impaired liver or kidney function, which your physician will consider before prescribing the medicine.

Driving and using machines

Oxytetracycline does not interfere with the ability to drive or operate machinery requiring a satisfactory state of alert.

How to use oxytetracycline     

Follow carefully instructions of use of oxytetracycline provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given in this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

Cautions while taking oxytetracycline:

- Swallow the medicine accompanied by abundant water to drag the tablet or capsule through the esophagus and prevent irritation of medicine on this part of the digestive tract,
- Take oxytetracycline one hour before or two hours after a meal.
- Swallow the medicine while sitting or standing, avoid to do it immediately before bedtime.
- Avoid exposure to natural light or UV lamps as you may have a similar skin reaction to sunburn.
- Unless your doctor tells you another dose, treatment should last at least 10 days. At a minimum, the drug should not be suspended until 48 hours after the remission of symptoms.

Usual average dose in patients over 12 years:

General infections: 250 mg every six hours. Your doctor may prescribe 500 mg as starting dose. In more severe cases, your doctor may recommend a double dose than indicated.

Skin infections: 250-500 mg per day in single or divided doses (two or three doses a day) over a period of three months.

Brucellosis: 500 mg every six hours, with streptomycin.

Uncomplicated gonorrhea: in patients of both sexes who can not use penicillin, the usual recommended dose is 1500 mg as an initial dose followed by 500 mg every six hours to complete a cumulative dose of 9.000 mg.

Syphilis: Global doses of 30.000-40.000 mg in divided doses, every six hours, for 10-15 days.

Other sexually transmitted diseases: 500 mg/6 hours along a period between 1 and 4 weeks.

Children up to 12 years:

In general, this drug should not be given to children under 12 years. However, in several countries, oxytetracycline is authorized in children over eight years. The dose to be used in children of this age is 25-50 mg/kg/day, divided into four doses.

Patients with impaired renal function:

The doctor may reduce the oxytetracycline dose in proportion to the degree of alteration of kidney function or increase the interval between doses beyond six hours.

If you think the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take oxytetracycline     

If a doctor prescribes another medicine, tell you are taking oxytetracycline.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivates the use of oxytetracycline. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with oxytetracycline at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with oxytetracycline, immediately consult your doctor.

If you take more than you should:

If you take more oxytetracycline than you should, tell your doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away. Take the medicine pack with you, even if it is empty.

If you forget to take oxytetracycline

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember and then take the next dose at the right time.

Do not take a double dose to make up for missed doses.

If you stop taking oxytetracycline

Do not stop treatment sooner than indicated as you may worsen or can facilitate microorganisms to become resistant to the antibiotic.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of oxytetracycline     

Like all medicines, oxytetracycline can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

The active substance oxytetracycline is generally well tolerated, although it can occasionally lead to stomach upsets, which not usually cause the discontinuation of treatment. Rarely can occur glossitis, stomatitis, diarrhea, vaginitis or proctitis; these side effects are due to the alteration of bacterial mucosal flora (oral, intestinal, vaginal) and fungal growth (candidiasis).

Stop taking oxytetracycline immediately and contact the nearest Emergency Medical Service if you suffer:

- Symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as skin rashes (with or without itching), angioedema (swelling of the face, including eyelids, lips, or tongue),
- Fever associated with chest pain (Possible symptoms of pericarditis: inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart),
- Difficulty breathing
- Collapse (anaphylaxis),
- Symptoms of increased pressure inside the skull (headache, impaired vision, including blurred vision, double vision or blind spots),
- Hypersensitivity to sunlight or artificial light (tanning beds), with symptoms such as tingling, burning, or redness of the skin.

Tell your doctor if the following side effects occur:

- Feeling discomfort, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, discoloration of tooth enamel, difficulty to swallow, inflammation or ulceration of the throat.
- Possible pseudomembranous colitis symptoms: watery diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.
- Possible symptoms of inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), pain in the abdomen or back, fever and feeling unwell.
- Alteration in the number and type of blood cell (leukocytes, platelets, red blood cells). If you have bruising without cause or an unexplained or unexpected increase of these, nasal bleeding, sore throat, infections, excessive tiredness, shortness of breath on exertion o abnormal skin pallor, tell as soon as possible your doctor.
- Redness and color changes of the skin, scaly skin, sores or irritation around the genitals and surrounding areas. If you already suffer systemic lupus erythematosus, this drug may worsen the disease.
- Impaired renal or hepatic function, with tiredness, pain in the abdomen or back, difficulty urinating or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes.

Side effects classified by organs or systems:

Gastrointestinal side effects:

- Anorexia (loss of appetite), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, glossitis (swollen tongue), difficulty to swallow, enterocolitis with or without inflammatory lesions, including anorectal, vaginal or oral infections due to Candida (a fungal type).
- esophagitis y esophageal ulcers (rare). Many cases of esophageal lesions have occurred in patients who went to bed immediately after taking the drug.

Skin side effects:

- Rashes, with or without hives, uncommon scaly dermatitis (exfoliative)

Kidney side effects:

- Kidney toxicity with increased urea.

Immunoallergic side effects:

Hypersensitivity reactions including urticaria, angioedema, anaphylaxis, anaphylactoid purpura, pericarditis and exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Neurological side effects:

Increased pressure inside the skull ((headache, impaired vision, including blurred vision, blind spots, double vision, abultamiento de fontanelas en lactantes). This side effect has a benign course and disappears quickly after stopping treatment.

Hematological side effects:

- Hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia (decrease in platelets), neutropenia (decreased neutrophil leukocytes) and eosinophilia (increased eosinophil leukocytes).

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing oxytetracycline     

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle oxytetracycline in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.


With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.


TERRAMYCIN 250 mg, capsules
TERRAMYCIN 500 mg, capsules


TERRAMICINA 100 mg, injectable solution
TERRAMICINA 500 mg, 8 capsules


Available only for veterinary use


Available for topical use, associated with other active ingredients


OXYTETRACICLIN LEYH, ophthalmic ointment


FOETOCIN 5 IU, injectable solution
GENOX 5 IU, injectable solution
LABTOCIN 5 IU, injectable solution
OXTER 250 mg, capsules
OXTER 50 mg/ml, injectable solution
OXYTERACIN 50 mg/ml, injectable solution
OXYTETRA 2%, injectable solution
OXYTETRACICLINE WOCKHARDT 50 mg/ml, injectable solution
OXYTETRACICLINE AHPL 50 mg/ml, injectable solution
OXYTETRACICLINE PFIZER, ophthalmic ointment
TERRAMYCIN 250 mg, capsules
TERRAMYCIN, ophthalmic ointment
TERRAMYCIN-E, ophthalmic ointment


Available for topical use, associated with other active ingredients


OXYTETRA DENTAL CONE 5 mg, intercalator g


METRECINA 250 mg, 16 capsules
TERRADOS 500 mg, 16 capsules
TERRAMICINA 500, 16 capsules
TERRAMICINA 125 mg, 24 tablets
TERRAMICINA 50 mg/ml, injectable solution


ANGLOCYCLINE 250 mg, capsules
BIO-OXY 50 mg/ml, injectable solution
DEEOXIN 250 mg, capsules
DEVOMYCIN 250 mg, capsules
EGOCIN 1%, eye ointmente
EGOCIN 0.3%, ointmente
EPOXYLIN 3%, eye ointmente
EPOXYLIN 250 mg, capsules
GABACYCLIN 250 mg, capsules
GEOMYCIN 50 mg/ml, injectable solution
HEBOXY 250 mg, capsules
MARVICYCLIN 250 mg, capsules
NOVOCIN 250 mg, capsules
OXYLIN 250 mg, tablets
OXYLIN 250 mg, capsules
OXYMED 250 mg, tablets
OXYMYCINE 250 mg, capsules
OXYN 250 mg, capsules
OXYN 500 mg, capsules
OXYTETRACYCLINE P.D.H. 250 mg, capsules
PEXOCYCLINE 250 mg, capsules
SHIFALOX 250 mg, capsules
TERRAMYCIN 250 mg, capsules
TETRACIN 50 mg/ml, injectable solution
TETRAMAZ 250 mg, capsules
TETRIN-10%, powder


TERRAMICINA 1%, 3.5 gr ophthalmic ointment


Available for topical use, associated with other active ingredients

United Kingdom:     

TRIMOVATE 30 mg/g, cream

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

TERRAMYCIN 250 mg, 100 capsules

Page updated: December 11, 2010.