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oxytetracycline/oxy·tet·ra·cy·cline/ (ok″se-tet″rah-si´klēn) a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic produced by Streptomyces rimosus, used as the base or the hydrochloride salt.
A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C22H24N2O9, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces rimosus and used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
a tetracycline antibiotic.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of bacterial and rickettsial infections.
contraindications Pregnancy, early childhood, or known hypersensitivity to this or other tetracyclines prohibits its use. It is used with caution in patients who have renal or liver dysfunction.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are GI disturbances, phototoxicity, potentially serious superinfections, and various hypersensitivity reactions. Discoloration of teeth may occur in children exposed to the drug in utero or before 8 years of age.
oxytetracyclineA broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic derived from the mould-like bacterium Streptomyces rimosus . The drug is effective against a range of GRAM POSITIVE and GRAM NEGATIVE organisms including Rickettsiae and is widely used to treat ACNE (but not in its role as an antibiotic). Oxytetracycline is formulated for external use with steroids and other ingredients under the brand names Terra-Cortril, Terra-Cortril-Nystatin and Trimovate.
a short-acting water-soluble tetracycline. Called also Terramycin.