OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT 1/8 oz(Pfizer A.H)
broad-spectrum antibiotic for topical use in treatment of ocular infection.
TERRAMYCIN OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT 1/8 oz .
broad-spectrum antibiotic for topical use in the treatment of ocular
infections. Indicated for the prophylaxis and local treatment of superficial
ocular infections due to oxytetracycline- and polymyxin-sensitive organisms,
including infections due to streptococci, rickettsiae, E. coli, and A.
aerogenes, such as conjunctivitis, keratitis, pink eye, corneal ulcer,
blepharitis in birds, 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.
(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, the
spirochetes, the rickettsiae, and certain of the larger viruses. Polymyxin B
sulfate is one of a group of related antibiotics derived from Bacillus
polymyxa. The polymyxins are rapidly bactericidal, this action being
exclusively against gram-negative bacteria.
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 Pseudomonas aeruginosa, 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.
Active Ingredient(s) each gram of TERRAMYCIN OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT with polymyxin
B sulfate* contains Terramycin (oxytetracycline HCl).