Terramycin contains oxytetracycline hydrochloride and belongs to a class of antibiotics that are known as tetracycline.
Terramycin is effective in targeting many different types of bacteria. It can diminish the symptoms of illnesses that have been caused by gram negative and gram positive bacteria. Terramycin can be active against any bacteria that are susceptible to its properties.
Terramycin is has bacteriostatic attributes. This denotes the manner in which it disposes of the bacteria present in the body. Terramycin prevents the synthesis of an important protein in the bacterial cells. This makes it difficult for the bacteria to reproduce and to spread throughout the body. This enables the immune system to purge the organisms that are left behind.
To ensure that Terramycin will be effective, susceptibility testing should first be done on the bacteria present in the body. Terramycin cannot be used to treat infections that are not bacterial in nature. This antibiotic is unable to remedy conditions that are due to viral infections.
To determine the full list of all of the bacterial infections that Terramycin can cure, you should consult a medical specialist.
There is a predetermined amount of Terramycin that needs to be consumed to achieve the optimal results. Taking in amounts of Terramycin that are different from the indicated dose may result in adverse consequences.
Terramycin should be orally consumed along with water.
Terramycin should not be given to children under the age of eight.
For children over the age of eight, the total amount dispensed should be between 10mg and 20mg. This combined amount should be distributed into four, equivalent doses.
Adults should take in an amount between 1g and 2g. This should be separated into four, corresponding amounts.
These amounts may differ depending on the type and severity of the condition that you are being treated for.
Terramycin should only be taken as individual doses.
If you have taken more of Terramycin than what was recommended, you should refer to a medical specialist.
The beneficial properties of Terramycin are sometimes accompanied by contradictory attributes as well. Some of these attributes are:
Difficulty with swallowing
Inflammation of portions of the digestive system
Rashes on the skin
Sensitivity to light
Increased urea nitrogen in blood
If you have noticed that any of these contrary symptoms are persisting or worsening, you should talk to a medical specialist.
It is usually advised for pregnant women to refrain from taking Terramycin as it has been known to cause certain malformations in the fetus.
Terramycin may also cause undesired outcomes in babies when it is passed from mother to child through breast milk.
Children who are younger than eight years old should not be given Terramycin. The antibiotic may inhibit development.
Individuals who have compromised kidneys may require lower amounts of Terramycin.
Terramycin has been shown to increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun and other UV light. You should take care to cover your skin or to limit how much UV light you are exposed to.