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Oxytetracycline Side Effects

Common Oxytetracycline Side Effects


The most commonly reported Oxytetracycline side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Visual Impairment (1)
Venoocclusive Liver Disease (1)
Varicose Vein (1)
Swelling Face (1)
Loss Of Libido (1)
Loss Of Consciousness (1)
Bedridden (1)
Ascites (1)
Anhedonia (1)
Rash (1)
Pruritus (1)
Nausea (1)
Menopausal Symptoms (1)
Memory Impairment (1)
Oedema Peripheral (1)
Onycholysis (1)
Portal Hypertension (1)
Penis Disorder (1)
Pain (1)
Amnesia (1)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Oxytetracycline Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Oxytetracycline reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Oxytetracycline on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Fluid Retention, Oedema Peripheral, Wheezing
This is a report of a 68-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Oxytetracycline (dosage: NA, start time: Oct 17, 2011), combined with:
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Valsartan
  • Betnovate
  • Duloxetine Hydrochloride
  • Thiamine Hcl
  • Doxazosin Mesylate
  • Prednisolone
  • Eplerenone
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Fluid Retention
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Wheezing
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Oxytetracycline treatment in male patients, resulting in fluid retention side effect.

Bedridden, Headache, Nausea, Depressed Mood
This report suggests a potential Oxytetracycline Bedridden, Headache, Nausea, Depressed Mood side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Oxytetracycline (dosage: 500 Mg, 2x/day,) starting Apr 12, 2011. Soon after starting Oxytetracycline the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Bedridden
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Depressed Mood
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Oxytetracycline demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as bedridden, may still occur.

Loss Of Libido, Erectile Dysfunction, Disturbance In Attention, Amnesia, Visual Impairment, Genital Hypoaesthesia, Penis Disorder, Anhedonia, Pruritus
This Loss Of Libido, Erectile Dysfunction, Disturbance In Attention, Amnesia, Visual Impairment, Genital Hypoaesthesia, Penis Disorder, Anhedonia, Pruritus problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED KINGDOM. A 26-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On Aug 31, 2007 this consumer started treatment with Oxytetracycline (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Propecia (1mg Daily Po)
When commencing Oxytetracycline, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Loss Of Libido
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Amnesia
  • Visual Impairment
  • Genital Hypoaesthesia
  • Penis Disorder
  • Anhedonia
  • Pruritus
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as loss of libido, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Hepatic Cirrhosis, Portal Hypertension, Venoocclusive Liver Disease, Ascites, Varicose Vein
This is a report of a 37-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: acne,diarrhoea and was treated with Oxytetracycline (dosage: 250 Mg, Bid) starting Jan 01, 1994. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metronidazole (Unk)
  • Minocycline (100 Mg, 1/1 Days)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Hepatic Cirrhosis
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Venoocclusive Liver Disease
  • Ascites
  • Varicose Vein
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Oxytetracycline treatment could cause the above reactions, including hepatic cirrhosis, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Circulatory Collapse
A 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DENMARK with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Oxytetracycline treatment (dosage: NA) on Dec 29, 2010. Soon after starting Oxytetracycline treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Circulatory Collapse
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Clindamycin
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Diazepam
  • Ferrous Gluconate
  • Diclofenac
  • Algesal
  • Acetaminophen And Codeine Phosphate (120mg/12mg Per 5 Ml)
  • Ergocalciferol
This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Oxytetracycline.

Onycholysis
A 31-year-old female patient from UNITED KINGDOM (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: rosacea and was treated with Oxytetracycline(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on NS. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Onycholysis
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Oxytetracycline efficacy: NA.

Lip Blister, Pain, Swelling Face
In this report, Oxytetracycline was administered for the following condition: acne.A 16-year-old male consumer from UNITED KINGDOM (weight: NA) started Oxytetracycline treatment (dosage: 500 Mg (500 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral) on Jan 26, 2006.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Lip Blister
  • Pain
  • Swelling Face
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Oxytetracycline treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Feeling Cold, Loss Of Consciousness, Memory Impairment, Menopausal Symptoms
This is a report of the following Oxytetracycline side effect(s):
  • Feeling Cold
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Memory Impairment
  • Menopausal Symptoms
A 58-year-old female patient from UNITED KINGDOM (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: upper respiratory tract infection and received a treatment with Oxytetracycline (dosage: (4 In 1 D)) starting: Jan 01, 1997.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Estradiol/norethisterone Acetate (estradiol, Norethisterone Acetate)) (Transdermal)
This report suggests that a Oxytetracycline treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Bronchospasm, Rash
This Oxytetracycline report was submitted by a 35-year-old male consumer from (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: lower respiratory tract infection,hiv infection and Oxytetracycline was administered (dosage: NA) starting: NS. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Bronchospasm
  • Rash
Other drugs used simultaneously:
  • Nevirapine (200 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Oxytetracycline treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.



Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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