Tetracycline ointment is antimicrobiala drug used externally. An ointment is prepared on a special emulsifier. One gram contains 3,000 units of tetracycline hydrochloride. The preparation is produced in packages of 30 g and 50 g. The color of the mass is yellow.
There is also an eye tetracycline ointment,containing 0.1 g of tetracycline in 1 g. It is used by patients with trachoma (infectious eye disease), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the outer eye shell), blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid edges) and other infectious eye diseases. Tetracycline ophthalmic ointment is placed behind the lower eyelid from three to five times a day.
Instructions for use
In general, tetracycline ointment is used frompimples, but among other indications there are also more serious skin diseases. Among them - acne, streptostafilodermia (pustular skin disease, which is caused simultaneously by staphylococci and streptococci), furunculosis (multiple purulent skin inflammation), folliculitis (inflammation of hair bulbs), infected eczema (neuroallergic inflammation of the skin with microbial infection), trophic ulcer and others .
Tetracycline ointment is applied to the affectedSkin sections once or twice a day or applied in the form of a bandage. The latter should be replaced every 12 or 24 hours. Treatment and its duration depend on the specific case and can be several days or weeks.
As for side effects, it should be noted,that the frequent occurrence after application of an ointment is an itch, redness of a skin or a burning sensation. In such cases, the drug should be discontinued. Less often there is vomiting, nausea, poor appetite, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dysphagia, inflammation of the tongue or esophagus. Even more rare side effects after the application of the ointment are considered a variety of allergic reactions, allergic swelling, increased sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet. Long-term use of tetracycline ointment can cause candidiasis, intestinal dysbacteriosis, vitamin B deficiency in the body, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and other diseases. To avoid possible complications and adverse reactions before using the drug, you should always consult your doctor.
Tetracycline ointment is contraindicated in people withexpressed violations of the liver, leukopenia, mycosis (fungal diseases), pregnant women, as well as people who are highly sensitive to the drug and its components. As a rule, ointment is not prescribed to children under the age of eight. Tetracycline ointment should not be used during pregnancy (due to the fact that tetracycline has a teratogenic effect on the fetus). During lactation ointment is also best not to use.
The form of production - aluminum tubes of 5, 10 or 50 grams. The drug should be stored in a cool and inaccessible place for children.
Tetracycline ointment: reviews
Experts say that the main advantagethe drug is its affordable price. Among the shortcomings is the variety of adverse allergic reactions. This ointment has been used for a long time and enjoys incredible popularity among people suffering from acne and acne. The main thing is to consult a doctor before using it to avoid problems in the future. People who have had to deal with treatment with this drug consider it to be the best of analogues, due to their low cost and ease of use.
Attention! This article is intended only for familiarization with the medicine. More detailed recommendations will be given only by a specialist.