Help fight eye infections caused by bacteria with Terramycin. This broad-spectrum antibiotic ointment is prescribed to help combat a variety of eye infections, including pink eye, inflamed cornea, corneal ulcer and inflammation of the eyelids. These infections can cause pain, irritation, irregular tear production, among other issues. This medication is applied topically for easy administration. California state law requires a prescription for Terramycin. However, non-residents can purchase the drug over the counter.
Terramycin is used in the treatment of infections such as conjunctivitis, inflamed cornea, pink eye, corneal ulcers and inflammation of the eyelids.
Possible Side Effects
Terramycin is typically safe and serious side effects should not be expected, but some stinging can occur. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat has swelling of the face, itching, or appears to have difficulty breathing—these may be signs of an allergic reaction to Terramycin. Talk to your veterinarian about any other side effects that seem unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Drug & Food Interactions
Before using Terramycin, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eye medications, as they could interact with Terramycin. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any additional prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
WARNING: Serious, life threatening, hypersensitivity
(anaphylactic) reactions have been reported in some cats
following application of antibiotic ophthalmic preparations.
If your cat has swelling of the face, itching, appears weak,
vomits, or has difficulty breathing within 4 hours of application
you should discontinue treatment and contact your veterinarian
Note: The use of oxytetracycline and other antibiotics may result
in an overgrowth of resistant organisms such as Monilia,
staphylococci, and other species of bacteria. If new infections
due to nonsensitive bacteria or fungi appear during therapy,
appropriate measures should be taken.
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