TETRACYLINE EYE OINMENT
This is a tetracycline eye hydrochloride preparation, possessing
strong anti-bacterial efficacy and is non-irritant to the eyes. Its
therapeutic value is similar to that of oxytetracycline and
chlortetracycline, suitable for patients allergic to penicillin.
Each gram contains 10,000 I.U. (10mg) tetracycline hydrochloride.
Category: Antibacterial (topical)
Mechanism of action:
Tetracycline Hydrochloride is broad-spectrum bacteriostatic agent
and act by inhibiting protein synthesis by blocking the binding of
aminoacyl TMA to the MRNA ribosome complex. Reversible binding
occurs primarily at the 30s ribosomal subunit of susceptible
organisma. Bacteril cell way synthesis is not inhibited.
Tetracycline Hydrochloride eye ointment is indicated in the
treatment of conjunctivitis, blepharitis, trachoma and other eye
Usual adult dose:
Apply the eye ointment to the lower eyelid pouch, 3times daily.
Usual pediatric dose:
See usual adult dose.
Strength usually available:
Store below 40C, preferably between 15 and 30C, protect from
In tubes 4 grams