"Tetracycline ointment" prescribed for barley (boils) eyes, conjunctivitis (inflammation of the outer eye shell), blepharitis (inflammation in the region of the edges of the eyelids), trachoma (chronic eye disease causing vision loss). The drug is used for treatment of other eye diseases of infectious origin, caused by tetracycline-sensitive pathogens. Newborn "Tetracycline ointment" prescribed only in exceptional cases for the treatment of infectious lesions of the eye. In older children the drug is used in conjunctivitis, styes, blepharitis. Ointment tetracycline can be used as tools against acne.
The mechanism of action of the drug is based on inhibition of synthesis of special complex between ribosomes and transfer RNA, which leads to the suppression of the formation of protein. "Tetracycline ointment" shows activity against gram-positive microflora (clostridia, Listeria, actinomycetes, the staphylococci), gram-negative bacteria and enterobacteria. The product is recommended in case of intolerance to penicillins. "Tetracycline ointment" we need to lay behind the eyelid every 2-4 hours. The duration of treatment determined by the doctor. When pimples, acne "Tetracycline ointment" applied to the affected skin several times a day before their disappearance.
"Tetracycline ointment" is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to tetracycline and related antibiotics (doxycline, oxytetracycline, etc.), with fungal diseases. With caution the preparation is used in diseases of the kidneys, leukopenia (decrease in white cells in the blood). It is not recommended to assign "Tetracycline ointment" in pregnancy, children under 8 years. With caution the preparation is used for allergic reactions in medical history. "Tetracycline ointment" is usually tolerated well, in rare cases the following symptoms: nausea, stomatitis, glossitis, disorders of appetite, allergic reactions.
Sometimes after applying the ointment impaired clarity of visual perception, this side effect is a few minutes. Some developing photosensitivity increased skin sensitivity to sunlight. Using eye ointment in children during the formation of teeth can darken the enamel by the deposition of active substances in the dentin. Prolonged therapy can cause the development of candidiasis. The detection of stability of pathogenic microflora to the action of tetracycline is better to use another antibacterial drug.