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About Hostacycline 500

Hostacycline 500 is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in your body.

It helps with infections of the lungs, Urinary Tract, eyes, skin, intestines, lymph nodes, etc.

It kills the bacteria, which helps relieve your symptoms and eliminate the infection.

Tetracycline is the main ingredient in Hostacycline 500 mg.

It stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing and gets rid of the infection.

Sanofi manufactures the different strengths of Hostacycline.

Uses of Hostacycline 500 mg

Hostacycline 500 is used to treat infections caused by bacteria in the lungs, eyes, skin, etc.

The active ingredient in the antibiotic Hostacycline 500 is Tetracycline.

Tetracycline works by stopping the growth of the organism that causes the infection.

Tetracycline is also helpful in treating Cholera. It can also treat acne by combining it with other medications.

Furthermore, it is effective in the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

This antibiotic only works for treating bacterial infections. It won't help with virus infections.

How does Hostacycline 500 work

Hostacycline 500 contains Tetracycline as the main ingredient.

Tetracyclines are a type of antibiotic that can be used to treat a variety of infections.

Tetracycline stops bacteria from making essential proteins needed for them to grow.

They go after the bacteria's Ribosomal machinery, which puts together proteins from amino acids.

Because of this, Tetracycline stops the growth of bacteria to treat the infection.

You can also ask your doctor about alternatives like Minoz 100 mg or Pentids 400 mg.

How to take medicine

  • Take Hostacycline 500 mg exactly as prescribed by your doctor
  • Tetracycline works best when taken 1 hour or 2 hours after a meal when your stomach is empty. If this medicine makes your stomach hurt, ask your doctor if you can take it with food
  • Take each dose with a glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise
  • After taking this medicine, don't lie down for at least 10 minutes. Because of this, you shouldn't take it right before bed
  • For the best results, take this medicine at regular intervals
  • Even if your symptoms go away after a few days, you should keep taking this medicine until you have taken the total amount that your doctor prescribed
  • Never take two doses at once to compensate for missing one
  • Connect with your doctor or go to the hospital immediately if you take too much of this medicine


Hostacycline is available in two strengths, such as:

You can also use other medications for bacterial infections after consulting with your doctor such as Azax and Azee.

Side effects of Hostacycline 500 mg

Hostacycline 500 may cause some side effects, but they will get better as soon as your body gets used to this medicine.

Common side effects

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Mouth sore
  • Loss of appetite
  • Black hairy tongue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Rectal discomfort
  • Sore throat

Inform your doctor immediately if any of these effects persist or get worse.

Rare side effects

Many people who take this medicine don't have rare side effects.

If you face the following side effects, tell your doctor immediately:

  • Muscle pain
  • Painful swallowing
  • Nail discoloration
  • Signs of kidney problems
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Decreased hearing
  • Yellowing eyes

If you face these side effects or others that aren't on this list, talk to your doctor to get the proper treatment.


Interactions between two medicines can change how they work or make you more likely to have side effects.

Some medicines may interact with Hostacycline 500, such as:

Drug Interaction

  • Atovaquone
  • Acitretin
  • Isotretinoin
  • Digoxin
  • Strontium
  • Kaolin pectin
  • Warfarin

Before starting a new treatment, discussing potential medication interactions with your doctor is essential.

Disease Interaction

Kidney disease:

Those with kidney issues should be careful while taking this medication. Don't take this medicine without first consulting your doctor.

Gastrointestinal disease:

This medication should be used with caution by those who suffer from gastrointestinal diseases, mainly Colitis, since it may worsen the symptoms. You should confirm with your doctor first, as you may require a different medicine or dosage depending on your current health situation.

Liver disease:

Those with liver issues should be cautious while taking this medication because they may be more sensitive to its effects. Your doctor needs to know this so that he can adjust your dosage or recommend a different treatment plan if necessary.

Food Interaction

You should avoid taking iron and calcium supplements as this may decrease the effectiveness of this medicine and make it difficult for your body to absorb.

Please wait at least 3-4 hours after taking these supplements before using this medication.


  • Consult your doctor before taking this medicine. If you get another infection, don't use it again without your doctor's permission
  • If you are allergic to Tetracycline or any other ingredients of this medicine, inform your doctor so that he can suggest some alternatives
  • Tell your doctor if you have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), a disease that causes rashes, fever, hair loss, feeling sick, and pain in the joints
  • Before you consume this medicine, tell your doctor about your health, especially if you have kidney disease, liver disease, trouble swallowing, or problems with your esophagus
  • Don't use marijuana or drink alcohol, as it can make you feel nauseous
  • You might be more sensitive to the sun if you take this medicine. Try not to spend too much time out in the sun. Apply sunscreen and wear clothes that protect you when you're outside
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you get red blisters or blisters on your skin from the sun
  • Inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Tetracycline before you have surgery
  • When giving this drug to an older person, you should be careful because they may be more sensitive to its effects
  • Children younger than eight shouldn't take this medicine because it could cause their teeth to change color and cause other problems. Talk to your doctor to find out more


Keep Hostacycline 500 in a cool, dry place.

Store Hostacycline in the box it came in to avoid any damage.

Put this medication where kids or pets can't access it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hostacycline used for?

Hostacycline helps treat bacterial infections in the Urinary Tract, lungs such as Pneumonia, eyes, skin like acne, sexually transmitted diseases like Gonorrhoea, etc.

When should I take Tetracycline?

Take Tetracycline approximately 1 hour or 2 hours after eating a meal or snack. Tetracycline should be taken with a full glass of water.

How quickly does Tetracycline work?

Some people start to feel better a day after taking Tetracycline, but it will take longer for your infection to be gone. You should keep taking Tetracycline until your doctor tells you to stop. Even if your symptoms improve, you shouldn't stop alone.

Who should not take Tetracycline?

Do not give Tetracycline to newborns or kids under eight unless your doctor tells you to. People in these age groups may get permanently stained teeth and have other problems if they take Tetracycline.

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