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What is Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment?

Terramycin is an ophthalmic antibiotic ointment to help fight eye infections such as conjunctivitis, inflamed cornea, pink eye, corneal ulcer, and inflammation of the eyelids. Terramycin requires a prescription from your veterinarian (California residents only).

For:

Cats, Dogs, and Horses

Benefits:
  • Provides dual antibiotic activity to fight bacterial infections
How it Works:

One of its main ingredients, oxytetracycline, works by blocking the ability of bacteria to produce proteins which helps them to grow and multiply.

Cautions:

Do not touch the tube opening to any surface including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision. Avoid using other eye medications unless approved by your veterinarian. Prolonged use of this medication may result in a serious bacterial or fungal infection.

Brand Name:

Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment (Pfizer Animal Health)

Generic Name:

Oxytetracycline HCl, Polymixin B sulfate

What is Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment:

Oxytetracycline and Polymixin B are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections. Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye, and may also be used for purposes other than those listed.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment on my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is allergic to Polymixin B, oxytetracycline, tetracycline, or doxycycline.

What is the most important information I should know about Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment:

Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment is FDA-approved for veterinary use in dogs, cats, and horses. Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment is available over-the-counter, except in California where it requires a prescription. Terramycin is available as a sterile eye ointment. The sterile ointment is usually applied as a thin film to the inside of the eyelid 2 to 4 times a day. Contact your veterinarian if your pet's symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement to your pet's condition after a few days. Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. The tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

What should I avoid while applying Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment to my pet:

Do not touch the tube opening to any surface including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision. Avoid using other eye medications unless approved by your veterinarian. Prolonged use of this medication may result in a more serious bacterial or fungal infection.

What are the possible side effects of Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment:

Serious side effects are not expected. Some stinging may occur. Fatal allergic reactions in cats may occur. Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room immediately if your cat has swelling of the face, itching, or appears to have difficulty breathing. Talk to your veterinarian about any other side effects that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment:

Before using Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eye medications. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment, a sterile antibiotic ointment used in dogs, cats, and horses (prescription-required in California), provides dual antibiotic activity to fight bacterial infections such as conjunctivitis, inflamed cornea, pink eye, corneal ulcer, and inflammation of the eyelids.
Tip:

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

Dosage:
Dogs/Cats/Horses:
Weight
Dosage
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This sterile ointment is usually applied as a thin film to the inside of the lower eyelid 2 to 4 times daily. If applying another medication to the same eye, wait 10 minutes before the next application
Storage:

Store Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped.

Ingredients
Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment:
Active Ingredients (per gram)
Amount
Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride
5 mg
Polymyxin B Sulfate
10,000 units
Customer Reviews
Terramycin Ophthalmic is rated 4.363636363636363 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product works great In a few days the gunk in my cocker spaniel eyes was gone. She is 10 and getting blind. It really reduced the gunk build up.
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Cat I just adopted a blind cat. She is young and very fiesty and doesn't let ANYTHING stand in her way! Her little blue eyes get pink each day so this Terramycin really helps her live her life to the fullest! It keeps the pink away and she takes a moment for Mommy to hold her and put the drops in her eyes...thats ALL she takes! I have a happy kitten!
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product healed my dogs eye The Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment worked on his eye in approximately 7 to 10 days. My boxer, Wally ran into something and scratched his eye. His eye got infected so I ordered the Terramycin for the first time and used it and it worked. The product healed my dogs eye. Wally is bright eyed and bushy tailed again. Wally's eye is healed and I will use it the next time he gets an eye infection. Wally didn't have any side affects from the ointment. The hardest part is having to open the dogs eye lids and using your finger to rub the ointment into the infected eye without hurting the dogs eye. I recommend this product to anyone.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet! Puppy has an ulcer in her eye and the vet told me to apply this stuff to her eyes to heal her. The vet made it sound so easy, "just a little in each eye 3 times a day." Now I have been using the product for three days and have found if you calm the puppy then squeeze the tube over her eye, it gets in effectively. It does not hurt her, and in two days the redness, crying, and scratching has stopped. The ulcer is still there but getting smaller! Though my puppy is not completely cured yet, I know this product is helping!
Date published: 2011-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I use this on my horse whenever he gets eye irritation from fly's. Works great!
Date published: 2011-07-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Can do harm My cat had conjunctivitis. he had no other symptoms. the vet prescribed terramycin (but didn't inspect with an opthalmoscope or do any tests.) The conjuncivitis got worse and worse, Kiti's eyes clouded over and he was obviously having trouble seeing, he didn't want to open them, he got tired, miserable and I knew he was aching all over, as he growled and howled when I touched him, his fur was staring and he just wanted to sleep, wouldn't run or play. In the end, i realised that it must be the ointment that was making him ill, stopped using it and just bathed his eyes with warm, very salty water6 instead - and 24 hours later he was as good as new! All medications can be harmful and we should never forget that.
Date published: 2011-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Two weeks - condition worsened My cat developed an ulcer rather quickly on his eye. The vets said that ulcer was superficial so there was no need for surgery- just a topical ointment (I even got a second opinion). After two weeks of applying the ointment three times a day (never missed a dose), the ulcer had not shrunk. Last night the ulcer suddenly worsened and enlarged to double the size. I took the cat to the vet first thing this morning. The Vet said that the ulcer still looked superficial but that it would be best for Scooter to stay at the Vet's office for a few nights so that the Vetinarians could care for him using a more aggressive eye drop that is to be administered every few hours (which I can't do b/c I work during the day).
Date published: 2009-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a dream We tried many different types of medicine for my cat's eye infection and this one is the only one that worked and worked right away. I recommend it highly. As long as the "use by" date is good it works great. We have to use it every other year or so. I think it's seasonal with her. I hope you have the same success,
Date published: 2008-11-11
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Q&A

Can terramycin be for other than the eyes

like for sores cuts etc. on cats
Asked by: tj
Yes, I used it for a sore on my dogs head from where he cut or scrapped his head. It healed up the sore. My dog apparently cut his head and scratched the cut and I didn't want the cut to get infected.
Answered by: Deborah59
Date published: 2015-06-25

do we need to keep cat indoors while applying?

Asked by: kizzi
I would for a few minutes at least to ensure they keep their paws from their eyes. We want the stuff to work before introducing something dirty that could be harmful to them getting better.
Answered by: Belle
Date published: 2011-08-11

should this be used for recurring infection, every 2-3 mos?

I adopted a 6 mos old kitten, Sept 2011, she has been seen by the vet for an eye infection which consists of a thicker greenish and clear runny discharge. Terramycin seems to clear up the infection but it keeps recurring every 2-3 mos. The kitttens eyes have been checked for glaucoma,cataracts and I have been told it is not herpes. Is this ointment safe to use for these recurring infections? Have been offered an oral med that can be given daily but the cat will not take it without a struglle, even when hidden in food. I am not able to continue to take my cat to the vet every couple of months for the same thing...please let me know if this is safe for use every couple of months
Asked by: bobbette
It is fine to use it for recurring infections, though I wonder if you need something stronger to keep it at bay. I know this drug is suited for repeated use.
Answered by: Belle
Date published: 2011-08-11

what do i use as an applicator

Pkg says don't touch tip of tube to any surface - not hands, not cats eyes. How do I apply it?
Asked by: sat
I rub my puppy to keep her calm then squeeze it into her eye, her blinking smooths it around. Just hover, squeeze,then calm again before moving to the next. I just did this and my dog did not jerk away, cry, or bite. Another method I use is waiting until she is about to sleep and applying it to her lower eyelid, again she blinks to move it around. Don't worry about over overdosing her, with this you cannot do so. (But do not be heavy handed this stuff can be expensive)
Answered by: Belle
Date published: 2011-08-11

Do I need A RX or Teramycin in S.C.

I live in South Carolina. I have used terramyci onintment for my dogs off and own for years. My vet just sold her practice will no tranfer my dos records. She just had a checkup in March and all is fine. She has a chroic condition in her right eye that has surgical repair when wu rescured her, Ilive on a fixed income and I caannot afford another diagnostic exam at this point, I just need the teramyin. Please advise. BMDM
Asked by: HeartStrings
You can buy it here without a prescription.
Answered by: Belle
Date published: 2011-08-10

why is terramycin by script in Ca

Asked by: garye
Under California state law, Terramcyin Ophthalmic Ointment is a prescription medication. The legislators probably felt that this is a product that should not be available for use unless a veterinarian examined the pet's eye and determined the product was necessary to treat the pet. Not all eye infections are caused by bacteria, and Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment is only useful against bacterial infections.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2011-07-07

can you use terramycin for ear infection

Asked by: Liana
No. Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment is for use in the eyes. It should not be used to treat an ear infection. I would recommend you try Zymox Otic for your pet's ear. If there's no improvement after 7 days, or if symptoms get worse, I would suggest you have your veterinarian examine the pet.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2011-06-16

my dog ate my kitten's meds

my dog chewed through the box and tube of my kitten's terramycin eye medication. it was a small tube, but should she go to the vet?
Asked by: Puka's mom
Although an overdose with a small amount of terramycin is not likely, it is still advisable that you contact your veterinarian. If your dog also ate the metal tube then please bring him in for a check up as soon as possible.
Answered by: 1800Petmeds Pharmacist
Date published: 2010-10-22
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