Teterous: Uses, Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Interactions

What does Teterous capsule contain?

Teterous capsule is a medication used to treat a wide variety of infections, including acne. It contains the antibiotic tetracycline which works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as the common cold, or flu).

In some cases, Teterous is used is when penicillin or another antibiotic cannot be used to treat serious infections such as Anthrax, Listeria, Clostridium, Actinomyces, and others. However, taking Teterous capsule when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections. Teterous can also be used in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain types of stomach ulcers.

How should I take Teterous?

Take Teterous exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Take Teterous on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take each dose with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication. For this reason, do not take it right before bedtime.

Do not take this medicine with milk or other dairy products, unless your doctor has told you to. Dairy products can make it harder for your body to absorb the medicine.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Can a pregnant woman take this medication?

Teterous capsule is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding because it can cross the placenta and pass into breast milk, potentially causing harm to the developing fetus or nursing infant.

When taken during pregnancy, Teterous capsule can interfere with the development of fetal bones and teeth, leading to permanent discoloration, staining, or even deformities in the teeth and bones. In addition, Teterous capsule use during the last half of pregnancy can also cause liver damage in the newborn.

If you are breastfeeding, Teterous capsule can be transferred to your baby through breast milk, potentially causing harm to the developing infant. Teterous capsule can also interfere with the development of bones and teeth in nursing infants.

It is important to discuss any medications you are taking or considering taking during pregnancy or breastfeeding with your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider can help weigh the benefits and risks of using Teterous capsule, and may recommend alternative medications that are safer during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Teterous?

Teterous may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

⦁ black or hairy tongue

⦁ diarrhea

⦁ itching of the rectum or vagina

⦁ nausea

⦁ sore or irritated throat

⦁ swollen tongue

⦁ vomiting

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

⦁ blurred vision, seeing double, or loss of vision

⦁ chest pain

⦁ difficulty breathing or swallowing

⦁ headache

⦁ hives

⦁ joint stiffness or swelling

⦁ skin rash

⦁ swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, and eyes

⦁ unusual bleeding or bruising

⦁ a return of fever, sore throat, chills, or other signs of infection

⦁ watery or bloody stools, stomach cramps, or fever during treatment or for up to two or more months after stopping treatment

Teterous may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.


Like any medication, it is important to be aware of possible interactions of Teterous with other medications, supplements, or substances to avoid any potential harmful effects. Here are some known interactions of Teterous:

1.        Antacids, calcium supplements, and iron supplements: These can decrease the absorption of Teterous, so it is recommended to avoid taking them at the same time. It is best to wait at least 2 hours before or after taking tetracycline to take these supplements.

2.        Dairy products: Dairy products can also decrease the absorption of Teterous, so it is recommended to avoid taking them at the same time. It is best to wait at least 2 hours before or after taking Teterous to consume dairy products.

3.        Oral contraceptives: Teterous may decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives, so it is important to use alternative methods of birth control while taking Teterous.

4.        Warfarin: Teterous may increase the anticoagulant effects of warfarin, so it is important to monitor the patient’s prothrombin time and adjust the warfarin dose as needed.

5.        Methoxyflurane: Concurrent use of Teterous and methoxyflurane may result in acute renal failure, so it is important to avoid using these two medications together.

6.        Retinoids: Concurrent use of Teterous and retinoids may increase the risk of intracranial hypertension, so it is important to monitor patients for signs and symptoms of this condition.

It is important to inform your healthcare provider of all medications, supplements, and substances you are using before starting Teterous to avoid any potential interactions.


Teterous capsule should be stored in a cool, dry place at room temperature between 68-77°F (20-25°C). It should be kept away from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture. It is recommended to store Teterous capsule in its original container with the lid tightly closed to protect it from air and light.

Teterous capsule should be kept out of reach of children and pets to prevent accidental ingestion. It should not be stored in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink as humidity and moisture in these areas can affect the medication’s stability.

If you are unsure about how to store Teterous capsule or have any questions, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist for guidance. Additionally, it is important to check the expiration date of the medication before using it to ensure that it has not expired.


Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
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