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Oxytetracycline antibiotics 6 months (336 tablets) £38.95

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Oxytetracycline Antibiotics

Medication Quantity Price
Oxytetracycline antibiotics 6 months (336 tablets) £38.95

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About Oxytetracycline

Oxytetracycline is an oral medication used to treat a range of bacterial infections, including acne. Acne is a skin condition which is likely to affect everyone at some point in their lives. It is characterised by spots on the face, back and chest which can either be smaller blackheads, whiteheads, papules or pustules, or more severe nodules or cysts. These spots and inflammation arise when bacteria grows in a blocked hair follicle containing trapped sebum (oil). There are a variety of possible causes of acne, including; hormones, diet, vitamin deficiency, stress and genetics. Acne can have a negative impact on confidence and cause distress or anxiety in individuals suffering from this condition. Oxytetracycline treats acne by preventing bacteria from growing and multiplying by inhibiting their production of protein.

How long will it take to see results from Oxytetracycline?

Maximum improvement in skin condition usually occurs after 4 to 6 months, although in severe cases of acne it may be necessary to continue treatment for 2 years or longer. If there is no improvement after the first 3 months of using Oxytetracycline, an alternative oral antibacterial should be used.

Are the effects of Oxytetracycline permanent or will my spots come back after treatment?

Once the acne has cleared and treatment has stopped, it is possible the spots may return as bacteria are no longer being prevented from growing or multiplying. You should only stop treatment once your doctor has advised this as it is important to complete the course of Oxytetracycline.


  • Do not take Oxytetracycline if you are allergic to oxytetracycline, similar antibiotics or any other ingredients contained (such as E110).
  • Oxytetracycline is not suitable for patients who have long term liver or kidney problems or have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you currently taking any other medication or have recently taken any other medication.
  • Oxytetracycline can make the oral contraceptives pill less effective, therefore additional contraceptive precautions should be used while taking Oxytetracycline and for 7 days after stopping treatment.
  • This medication should not be taken if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding as it could harm your baby.

Oxytetracycline contains the active ingredient oxytetracycline dihydrate which inhibits the production of protein in bacteria and prevents it from growing and multiplying.

You should take Oxytetracycline as directed by your doctor.

The recommended dose for Adults and children over the age of 12: Take 1-2 tablets (250mg-500mg) daily for 3 months. Your GP will normally advise the best suitable dosage for you.

Take the tablets one an hour before a meal or a couple hours after it. Swallow whole with water and avoid taking it right before going to sleep. If you forget a dosage, take it as soon as you remember unless the next dose is due then do not take a double dose.

Do not take Oxytetracycline with food or milk as this can reduce the effectiveness of the medication. The tablets should be taken one or two hours after eating and with a glass of water.

If you experience any of the following side effects after taking Oxytetracycline you should consult a doctor:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Upset stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Discolouration of tooth enamel
  • Inflammation of the pancreas

If you experience any of the following side effects after taking Oxytetracycline you should stop taking the tablets immediately and seek medical advice urgently:

  • Allergic reaction (skin rash, swelling of the face and tongue)
  • Fever
  • Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Blurred vision, double vision, blind spots
  • Sensitivity to light

You can learn more about the condition here – Acne – Diagnosis, Causes and Treatment