Tetracycline ointment


eye Tetracycline in different dosage forms ( tablets , ointment) are produced by different manufacturers. There are no synonyms.


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Ointment 3% 15 g - 41 p.

Eye ointment 1% 3 g - 51 p.

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Instructions for use

ordinary Tetracycline ointment is a bacteriostatic drug that suppresses pathogens at the protein level. Its active ingredient is able to cope with many bacterial pathogens, but is ineffective against group A streptococci, viruses and fungi.

There are two forms of ointment - for external use (3%) and ophthalmic (1%).


Ointment 1% is used in the treatment of the following eye infections:

  • Conjunctivitis, barley and blepharitis;
  • Chlamydial inflammations (banging) along with taking other antibiotics;
  • Prevention of infectious processes after surgery or injury.

! Other external ointments:

Ointment 3% is used in the treatment of the following skin diseases:

  • Acne (acne);
  • Pustular infections;
  • Inflammations of the female external genital organs (vulvitis).

Note: For ordinary uncomplicated wounds, a simple cream , such as Bepanten, is suitable .

Dosage and administration

In the treatment of eye diseases, the application of an ointment occurs daily for the lower eyelid, which is delayed by fingers with squeezing 3-5 mm onto the mucosa. drug, while avoiding contact with the tube tissue, and wiping the tip of a clean material every time after use to prevent dirt from entering inside.

tetracycline-19 Depending on the disease, the duration of treatment is as follows:

  • For redness of the mucous membranes of the eyes, discomfort and purulent secretions, the drug is used until the complete cessation of symptoms plus 2 for prevention;
  • With trachoma, the treatment lasts from 24 to 17 days under the supervision of an ophthalmologist to prevent complications such as loss of vision, scarring, or changes in the cornea;
  • After surgery or injury, ointment is applied for 2-3 days.

The course of treatment for various diseases is as follows:

  • For acne, the course is 1 to 8 weeks. depending on the severity of the disease;
  • For inflammation of hair follicles and pustular infections, eczema and ulcers are treated by applying a compress from a gauze bandage with a densely applied layer of ointment for up to 12 hours with a daily repetition of the procedure until complete healing;
  • When vulvitis inflammation is treated for 1 week.


Tube in the palm of your hand Ointment is contraindicated in the following diseases:

  • Extensive fungal lesions (mycosis);
  • Allergies to antibiotics tetracycline;
  • Manifestations of liver failure;
  • Decrease in the number of leukocytes in the blood;
  • Leukopenia;
  • A stomach ulcer.

The drug is contraindicated in children under 8 years of age due to the negative effect of the active ingredient on tooth enamel during the period of development of the bones in a child. The use of ointment in newborns causes the appearance of fatty hepatosis.

Pregnancy and lactation

tetracycline-06 Despite poor absorption, eye ointment is not used during pregnancy and lactation, as the negative effect of the drug on the formation of the fetal skeleton and the risk of further development of the enamel hypoplasia of the child has been proven. Application is possible only as a last resort if the benefits of treatment justify the risks to the fetus.


With strict adherence to the recommendations for the use of the drug does not cause an overdose.

Side effects

After using the drug, the following side effects are possible:

  • Visual impairment in the form of increased sensitivity to light - photosensitization;
  • Allergic reaction on the skin - rash, itching, inflammation;
  • Darkening of tooth enamel (with prolonged use);
  • Fungal infections (candidiasis).

Composition and pharmacokinetics

Consistency ointment Ointment in the form of a yellow thick mass, having a weak peculiar smell, is produced in aluminum tubes with a volume of from 5 to 50 g.

The active ingredient is tetracycline hydrochloride (0.01 or 0.03 g), petroleum jelly and lanolin act as auxiliary components.

The drug belongs to the tetracycline range of antibiotics. The active substance inhibits the formation of protein structures in bacteria. Being in the blood, does not form complex compounds with plasma proteins. It has a detrimental effect on the following groups of microorganisms:

  • Staphylococcus and Streptococcus;
  • E. coli;
  • Salmonella;
  • Klebsiella;
  • Shigella;
  • Mycoplasma;
  • Spirochetes and reckes;

The drug does not affect Proteus and fungal infection.


The drug can not be used with penicillin antibiotics, drugs containing antacid, metal ions, retinol or cephalosporins, as well as combined with colestiramine or colestipol, as substances accelerate the absorption of the antibiotic.

Combined use with oleandomycin and erythromycin mutually enhance the therapeutic effect.

Sold without a prescription. Shelf life 3 years. Keep out of reach of children at temperature not exceeding 20 ° C.


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After a week of purulent tonsillitis on the lower eyelid, barley has come out. The eye was inflamed, and an abscess formed on the inner side of the eyelid, which was aching and causing terrible discomfort. Began to use tetracycline eye ointment. I was pleased that when using unpleasant sensations, there is no, only the eye is covered with a film for a couple of minutes. The tool helped at the end of the week, happy. Natalia, Voskresensk

When repairing an apartment, she accidentally injured her finger with glass, and a small fragment remained inside. After a while, the finger began to fester. Realizing the reason, with grief in half the glass removed, washed with peroxide and sealed, but the festering did not pass. At the pharmacy, the pharmacist advised tetracycline ointment, bought a tube of 15 g. Nanosila three times a day, and felt the changes on the second day — the wound stopped rotting and after a week was in full swing delayed, after which there was no point in smearing. Svetlana, Podolsk

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