How to Use Terramycin

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Terramycin is an FDA approved medication for eye infections. The main ingredients, oxytetracycline and polymixin B, block the production of proteins that reproduce and cause eye infections. By not allowing these proteins to reproduce, pink eye, inflamed eyelids and corneal infections can be healed. Terramycin is used on cats, dogs and horses. Terramycin is helpful to keep as part of an animal first aid kit. Terramycin is available in 3.5 gram tubes. In most states, it can be purchased over the counter without a prescription. In California, however, the purchase of Terramycin requires a prescription.

Wash your hands carefully to get rid of dirt and bacteria.

Pull down the animal's lower eyelid. Apply a small about of terramycin inside the animal's lower eyelid.

Replace the cap immediately after use. Wash your hands.

Repeat the application 2 to 4 times daily. If the infection does not improve after a few days of treatment, contact a veterinarian.

Tips & Warnings

  • To avoid contamination, do not touch the tip of the tube. Do not allow the tip of the tube to come in contact with any surface. Discontinue treatment if the animal has an allergic reaction. If reactions are severe, contact a veterinarian.

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