Adoxa CK is an antibiotic which works by halting the growth of bacteria. The topical form of this drug is used for the treatment of several skin infections as well as for the relief against acne.
It can be used alone or in combination with other drugs for better effect. The topical tetracycline formulation is a non-prescription drug but it is preferable to use it after guidance from a physician.
It is available in the form of solution, cream and ointment.
Before using Adoxa CK, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.
The patient is the authoritative figure when it comes to any medical procedure or any drug therapy. It is important for the patient to know all the details about the drug and then start it.
Doctor also has a duty to bring out answers from the patient which play an important role in treatment like history, any allergy or any medical condition the patient has.
For this purpose, it is important to have a detailed session between the patient and the physician before starting this drug to sort out all the details.
A detailed history of a patient is extremely important prior to any medical therapy and in this case, it is more likely that a drug is started after it.
Allergies or any history of allergy to any drug, food, preservatives, dyes or animal products; history of drug usage, past medical or surgical procedure should also be kept in the record to predict any drug interaction.
Physical examination should be done before starting this drug so that any physiological or pathological condition with which this drug may interfere may be ruled out.
The age-specific analysis is vital to have information about side effects in different age groups. It is safe for use in children 11 years or older as proved by several studies. The effect of topical tetracycline in older people is considered to be same as that in young adults as there is a lack of enough studies based data in this age group.
The use of this medication in pregnancy is also considered safe. Breastfeeding women should discuss the possibility of this drug passing through breast milk into an infant.
Drug interactions are the effects of the therapy or the condition for which the drug is used by other drugs used concomitantly. It is necessary that no drug be started without consulting a physician as another drug may cause an alteration in the effect of this drug or its removal from the body.
The patient should not start any new medication, even over the counter drugs, without consulting the physician to avoid such interactions.
There are certain drugs which are used along with tetracycline and their use is associated with an increase in side effects. The effects of certain foods, alcohol, and tobacco on the drug activity should also be asked prior to therapy.
There is no drug in the world which is without its unwanted effects. Some drugs are relatively safe for use while for some drug, the patient should be cautious as these drugs may cause more harm than good.
The patient should always get medical help in case of any adverse effect, no matter how much trivial it is. Due to its topical application, this drug does not pass through body systems and is much safe as compared to other drugs.
Some of the effects of this drug include pain, redness, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine; dry or scaly skin, stinging or burning feeling may occur with liquid form; faint yellowing of the skin may occur with a cream formulation of this drug.