Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment with Polymyxin B
Terramycin is an antibiotic, bright yellow in color, which possesses potent antimicrobial activity and is one of the most versatile of the broad-spectrum antibiotics. It is effective in the treatment of both 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 Bacillus polymyxa. The polymyxins are rapidly bactericidal against gram-negative bacteria. There are also indications that Plymyxin B sulfate possesses some antifungal activity.
Terramycin Opthalmic 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 5mg of oxytetracycline and 10,000 units of polymyxin B as the sulfate.
Indications and usage: Terramycin Opthalmic 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, E. coli, 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.
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