Adoxa CK

1 What is Adoxa CK?

Brand: Adoxa CK, Adoxa TT, Cleeravue-M, Ocudox Convenience Kit

Generic: Tetracycline

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.

2 What To Know Before Using

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.

3 Proper Usage

It is an easily available drug which comes with an instructions manual on how to use it. It is necessary that the prescribing physician demonstrates its use for patient’s ease.

Clean the skin and dry it before applying the drug. Spread the drug by gently rubbing it on the surrounding area. Avoid any unnecessary contact with the skin to allow its maximum absorption.

4 Precautions to Take

Precautions are the part and parcel of any treatment and patient must adhere to these to improve the outcome.

It is the duty of the doctor or any medical care provider to make the patient aware of these tips as an aid to the therapy.

  • Use this medicine for full duration even after disappearance of early symptoms.
  • Avoid its contact with clothes as it causes staining.
  • Wash the affected area well before its application.
  • Read the instructions given on patient’s manual well before using the drug.
  • The liquid form of this drug is flammable and the person should avoid its use near the fire.
  • There is a plastic plug in the liquid medication which is an indicator that the medicine has been well mixed. Do not remove this plug.
  • Use this drug as frequently as instructions by a doctor.
  • Do not get this medicine in the eyes.
  • Cover the affected area with a gauze piece to avoid its evaporation.
  • If there is no improvement in the condition after its use for 6 to 8 weeks, consult your doctor about its further use.
  • Wait for at least one hour before use of any other medication on the same area.
  • Skin may become unusually dry by the liquid form of this drug. It is important to consult your physician about this condition.
  • This drug may cause faint yellowing of skin after its use. Avoid washing it too quickly to allow the absorption of the drug.
  • Water-based cosmetics can be used while using this medication.
  • Regular checkups with a doctor are important to check the progress. It also allows the patient to ask about any complication which has occurred by this drug.
  • Do not increase or decrease the dose without consultation.
  • Store it in a dry place at room temperature. Keep it away from the reach of children.

5 Potential Side Effects

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.

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