|Grade Standard||Medicine Grade|
|Molar Mass||460.434 g/mol|
|ATC Code||D06AA03 (WHO), G01AA07 (WHO), J01AA06 (WHO), S01AA04 (WHO), QG51AA01 (WHO), QJ51AA06 (WHO)|
|Melting Point||181 to 182 °C (358 to 360 °F)|
Oxytetracycline was the second of the broad-spectrum tetracycline group of antibiotics to be discovered. Oxytetracycline works by interfering with the ability of bacteria to produce essential proteins. Without these proteins, the bacteria cannot grow, multiply and increase in numbers.