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Pfizer Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment for Pets 1/8oz
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Broad-spectrum antibiotic ideal for mild bacterial eye infections
EXPIRATION DATE: 03/2019 THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE SOLD TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Terramycin (oxytetracycline HCl) is an antibiotic, bright yellow in color, possessing potent antimicrobial activity. It is one of the most versatile of the broad-spectrum antibiotics, and is effective in the treatment of infections due to gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, both aerobic and anaerobic, spirochetes, rickettsiae, and certain of the larger viruses.
Polymyxin B sulfate is one of a group of related antibiotics derived from
The polymyxins are rapidly bactericidal, this action being exclusively against gram-negative bacteria.
The broad-spectrum effectiveness of Terramycin against both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms is enhanced by the particular effectiveness of polymyxin B against infections associated with gram-negative organisms, especially those due to
where polymyxin B is the antibiotic of choice. In addition, there is evidence to indicate that polymyxin B sulfate possesses some antifungal activity. The combined antibacterial effect of Terramycin plus polymyxin is at least additive and, in many instances, an actual synergistic action is obtained.
Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment with Polymyxin B Sulfate is a suspension of oxytetracycline hydrochloride and polymyxin B sulfate in a special petrolatum base. Each gram of ointment contains oxytetracycline HCl equivalent to 5 mg of oxytetracycline and 10,000 units of polymyxin B as the sulfate.
Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment Indications and Usage
Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment with Polymyxin B Sulfate is indicated for the prophylaxis and local treatment of superficial ocular infections due to oxytetracycline and polymyxin-sensitive organisms, including infections due to streptococci, rickettsiae,
and A. aerogenes, such as conjunctivitis, keratitis, pink eye, corneal ulcer, blepharitis in dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, and horses; ocular infections due to secondary bacterial complications of distemper in dogs, and bacterial inflammatory conditions which may occur secondary to other infectious diseases in the above species.
Allergic reactions may occasionally occur. Treatment should be discontinued if reactions are severe.
Note: The use of oxytetracycline and other antibiotics may result in an overgrowth of resistant organisms such as Monilia, staphylococci, and other species of bacteria. If new infections due to nonsensitive bacteria or fungi appear during therapy, appropriate measures should be taken.
Dosage and Administration
Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment with Polymyxin B Sulfate should be administered topically to the eye 2-4 times daily.
Store at controlled room temperature between 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F), with excursions between 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).
1/8-oz (3.5-g) tube
For Animal Use Only
Not for Human Use
estricted Drug (California)-Use Only As Directed
Easy to use - simply apply ointment directly on the affected area
Treats conjunctivitis and secondary bacterial inflammatory conditions
This topical antibiotic mix is ideal for animals that suffer the occasional mild bacterial eye infection. It is an effective first aid tool that every pet owner should have on hand.
Use directly on the affected area for treatment of conjunctivitis and secondary bacterial inflammatory conditions of the eye. This broad-spectrum defense combines the potent antibiotics Oxytetracycline and Polymyxin B in a special petroleum base.
Administer topically to the affected eye 2-4 times daily as needed.
For more information, see the Technical Information on this medication.
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