Terramycin

(Generic versions may still be available.)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Oxytetracycline is a product of the metabolism of Streptomyces rimosus and is one of the family of tetracycline antibiotics.

Oxytetracycline diffuses readily through the placenta into the fetal circulation, into the pleural fluid and, under some circumstances, into the cerebrospinal fluid. It appears to be concentrated in the hepatic system and excreted in the bile, so that it appears in the feces, as well as in the urine, in a biologically active form.

COMPOSITION

Terramycin Intramuscular
contents per ml (m/v)
Ingredient 2 ml Single Dose
Ampules
10 ml Vial
Multidose
100 mg/2 ml 250 mg/2 ml 50 mg/ml
10 ml (5 ? 2 ml Doses)
oxytetracycline 50 mg 125 mg 50 mg
lidocaine 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
magnesium chloride hexahydrate 2.5% 6.0% 2.5%
sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate 0.5% 0.5% 0.3%
?-monothioglycerol 1.0%
monoethanolamine approx. 1.7% approx. 4.2% approx. 2.6%
citric acid 1.0%
propyl gallate 0.02%
propylene glycol 75.2% 67.0% 74.1%
water 18.8% 16.8% 18.5%

What are the possible side effects of oxytetracycline and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Terak, Terramycin with Polymyxin B Sulfate)?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Commonly, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling or crusting, tearing, or sensitivity to light may occur. Continue to use oxytetracycline and polymyxin B ophthalmic and talk to your doctor about any side effects you...

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Terramycin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Terak, Terramycin with Polymyxin B Sulfate

Generic Name: oxytetracycline and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Pronunciation: ox ee te tra SYE kleen and paw lee MIX in)

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  • What happens if I miss a dose (Terramycin)?
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What is oxytetracycline and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Terramycin)?

Oxytetracycline and polymyxin B are antibiotics. They are used to treat bacterial infections.

The ophthalmic form of oxytetracycline and polymyxin B is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Oxytetracycline and polymyxin B ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of oxytetracycline and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Terramycin)?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Commonly, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling or crusting, tearing, or sensitivity to light may occur. Continue to use oxytetracycline and polymyxin B ophthalmic and talk to your doctor about any side effects you experience.

What is the most important information I should know about oxytetracycline and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Terramycin)?

Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

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