Tetracycline ointment eye ointment: manual, price and analogues
Tetracycline ointment is an antibacterial agent intended for use in ophthalmology. It is effective for the treatment of inflammatory eye diseases that are caused by tetracycline-sensitive organisms.
The composition and form of issue
The main active ingredient of the drug is a tetracycline. Vaseline and lanolin are fulfilling the role of auxiliary components. They allow you to extend the shelf life and the therapeutic efficacy of Tetracycline.
This drug is available in tubes with different volumes, so a person has the opportunity to choose the most suitable size.
Method of application
Method of administration ocular media with Tetracycline:
- lay in each eye, while moving the lower eyelid;
- throughout the day lay from 3 to 5 times.
Before beginning treatment Tetracycline ointment ophthalmologist must take into account possible contra-indications that can harm the health of man. These contraindications include:
- individual intolerance to any components of the drug;
- children under the age of 5 years;
- mother breast-feeding;
- fungal diseases of the eye;
- viral diseases of the eye.
Side effects in the treatment of this drug develops very rarely. They include the following manifestations:
- increased sensitivity to light;
- allergic intolerance;
- disorders of the digestive system that develop during prolonged use of this ointment;
- activation of fungal infections of the eye.
Special instructions to be followed in the treatment of this ointment are as follows:
Some analogues are used to replace Tetracycline ointment other drugs that exhibit antibacterial activity. The replacement may be for various reasons. The main drugs with a similar mechanism of action are the following:
- Hydrocortisone ointment.
The latter drug is only showing anti-inflammatory activity without affecting pathogens. All these details taken into account by a doctor when replacing one drug by another.
Price on the drug Tetracycline ointment is acceptable for all patients in whom it is assigned. It is in the range of 20-50.