Terramycin Antibiotics for Eye Infections

Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment is for the treatment and prevention of superficial ocular infections due to sensitive organisms, including rickettsiae, streptococci, A. aerogenes, and E. coli in dogs, cats, horses, cattle, and sheep. The topical antibiotic is effective against a range of conditions, including pink eye, conjunctivitis, keratitis, blepharitis, corneal ulcers, and secondary bacterial infections associated with distemper and other infectious diseases.

Terramycin is a potent antibiotic ointment effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and against both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, including rickettsiae, spirochetes, and some larger viruses. The ointment works rapidly to clear the infection and eliminate symptoms.

Benefits of Terramycin:

  • Effective against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria
  • Works rapidly
  • Works against some fungi
  • Easy to administer topical ointment
  • For use in multiple animals
  • Well-tolerated and safe
  • Available over the counter

Use only as directed by your veterinarian. This product is for use on animals only. Do not use on humans. Do not allow children to apply the ointment.

Read the product packaging and inserts carefully before use and follow all precautionary statements.


  1. Open the applicator tube when ready to use.
  2. Hold the opening just above the surface of the eye and apply a thin line of ointment from the inner corner to the outer corner.
  3. Administer the ointment to each affected eye 2 to 4 times daily.
  4. Do not allow the opening of the tube to make contact with the eye. Doing so can contaminate the product.

Frequency of Use:

Use up to 4 times daily or as directed by your veterinarian.


Store Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment below 77 degrees F and out of reach of children and animals. Keep in its original container.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Terramycin (oxytetracycline HCl)

Ingredients: Each gram of Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment contains oxytetracycline HCl as 5 mg oxytetracycline and 10,000 units of polymyxin B as the sulfate in a petrolatum base.


Keep this product out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment is intended for use on animals only. Do not use on humans.

CAUTION: Some animals may experience allergic reactions when using Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment. If allergic symptoms develop, such as swelling, itching, hives, trouble breathing, or other symptoms, discontinue use immediately and seek veterinary care.

Use of this medication and others like it may cause an overgrowth of resistant organisms, such as staphylococci and other species. If any new infections develop while undergoing treatment with Terramycin, take appropriate measures.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

NADA#8-763, Approved by FDA

Distributed by: Pfizer Animal Health, Exton, PA 19341, USA. Div. of Pfizer Inc. NY, NY 10017


March 2000

NAC No.: 36901790

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