A 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.
Terramycin (oxytetracycline HCl) 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, 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 Ingredients: Each gram of Terramycin Ointment with polymyxin B sulfate contains Terramycin (oxytetracycline HCl)
Size: 1/8 oz