TERRAMYCIN Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 050286/001.

Names and composition

"TERRAMYCIN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Answered questions

Terramycin and kitties?
Can I use human terramycin on my kitties. (They have an eye infection.) -Thanks Asked by Graciela Cash 4 months ago.

NEVER EVER use something that is meant for humans on an animal. It could have adverse effects on them. Plus, if your cats have an eye infection, they will need medicated eye drops for it. Please take your cat to the vet instead of using home remedies. Answered by Joaquin Kimbal 4 months ago.

I wouldn't recommend it. Get eye drops from the vet. Answered by Shay Dearmond 4 months ago.


Will terramycin help get rid of herpes virus 1 in cats?
I believe my 2 cats have herpes virus 1, a friend said I should first try giving them Terramycin to clear their eyes up because it can also help the body fight of the virus. What should I do? P.S. I have 1 female& one male cat both adults& female is spayed.Also one reason I may use terramycin is to clear up my... Asked by Tesha Seabolt 4 months ago.

I believe my 2 cats have herpes virus 1, a friend said I should first try giving them Terramycin to clear their eyes up because it can also help the body fight of the virus. What should I do? P.S. I have 1 female& one male cat both adults& female is spayed. Also one reason I may use terramycin is to clear up my cats eyes. But e does it help the cats body fight of herpes virus1? Answered by Dion Ogando 4 months ago.

Terramycin fights bacteria, not viruses.. However, terramycin may help prevent a secondary infection resulting from the sores caused by the herpes. I've used terramycin eye ointment with foster kittens with that before. It at least prevented it from getting worse. Another thing you should try to get is Lysine which helps boost the immune system in a cat with a virus. Answered by Ping Nesheim 4 months ago.

As far as I am aware there is nothing that will cure your cats of the herpes virus. The idea in treating this virus is that you treat the symptoms - the running eyes, the running nose, etc. I have used Polysporin opthalmic ointment with good results - providing the eyes aren't too infected. I've tried the lysine on my guys but without any success, possibly because I also have calici virus in conjunction with the herpes virus. Answered by Margarette Cotti 4 months ago.


Any one have used terramycin before. how long does it take terramycin to work?
my kitten was on clavamix for 7 days. then she got cloudy eyes and i called the vet and he said to put terramycin in the affected eye. he didnt say how long but her eye is yellow yucky looking still after 5 days. how long does it take to work? is she permanently blind? i know i can call the vet tommorow and i... Asked by Cassaundra Falchi 4 months ago.

my kitten was on clavamix for 7 days. then she got cloudy eyes and i called the vet and he said to put terramycin in the affected eye. he didnt say how long but her eye is yellow yucky looking still after 5 days. how long does it take to work? is she permanently blind? i know i can call the vet tommorow and i will but i want to hear other comments Answered by Arlean Bellus 4 months ago.

Terramycin ophthalmic antibiotic ointment is the first antibiotic DVM's start with for eye infections. Your kitten may need a triple antibiotic which would be (Bausch & Lomb Neomycin - Plymysin B Sulfates - Gramicidin Opthalmic Solution). Normally eye antibiotics are given for 7 - 10 days. However if you haven't seen any improvement in 5 days definitely call your DVM. Also Clavamox can be prescribed for longer than 7 days. At this point in time it is difficult to say if another antibiotic is required or just more time needed for both to work. If any other info is needed you can refer to the link provided. Answered by Dahlia Tubbs 4 months ago.

What was the diagnosis of your cat? Terramycin should generally only be used for 7 days and if there is no improvement by now, I would suggest you go to a different vet or a Vet Opthomologist Specialist (they are more expensive, but know everything about cat's eyes). The Terramycin itself is kinda yellowish. Your cat may have feline herpes (which MANY cats have) for which L-Lysine is used. (You can buy, if this is the case, from CalVetSupply.com for a lot cheaper). But for the cloudiness, if your Vet doesn't know, I'd go the expert Vet. Could be cataracts or another type of infection. Answered by Shirely Fahy 4 months ago.

I've used Terramycin on mild eye irriatations. If her eye is thick/yellow stuff - take her to the vet to be examined. Sounds more serious then a general eye irritation. Answered by Carey Lenke 4 months ago.


Using expired Terramycin?
I've been raising rabbits for show since 1990. Also a Bio/Biochem major. So I know how to safely treat rabbit disease since finding a good rabbit vet is nearly impossible. Just wasn't sure since the research I've done says "may not" be effective. Toxic is a whole other story! Asked by Jeff Gannaway 4 months ago.

I have some water soluble Terramycin (I think it expired 06) I'd like to use on my rabbits at 1 tsp per gallon to treat diarrhea that I suspect is being caused by an overrun of E. coli. Anyone have any experience using expired antibiotics? I know that it "may not" be effective but wanted some opinions. Thx!!! Answered by Hosea Tostado 4 months ago.

Has it been kept in the refrigerator? Refrigeration extends the shelf-life. But since its a few years old, the organic compounds within the Terramycin have probably completely decomposed by now, making it mostly ineffective. Even though it probably won't hurt your rabbits, giving them such an ineffective/weak dose might allow the E. coli infection to become resistant (and therefore stronger and the infection becomes worse). My suggestion? Throw out the Terramycin and buy some new antibiotics. Generic drugs are pretty cheap... and you can rest assured that you won't have to deal with bigger problem later. Answered by Debra Shiro 4 months ago.

Hi, I work at the Valley Animal Shelter and have to use this stuff to treat infections all the time, do to the seriousness of being clean, we throw out anything that may be expired, contaminated, or such. If it was me, I would throw it away and get some more, AND its 2 years old so it may not be as potent. depending on its chemical composition, it may do more harm than good, kind of like expired tomatoes or cake mix, when it expires, the flour wont fluff up, so like the terramycin it was losts its potency .lol My best opinion, dont use it And it not that expensive to buy some more, go to ur vet and ask if you can buy some from them I hope this helps Answered by Berry Herandez 4 months ago.


Using Terramycin ointment on kitten, breathing has become rapid?
Terramycin is used for cats and I already checked out all the details of URIs he doesn't have ANY of the symptoms. His eyes are better so we are going to stop the terramycin tomorrow. If it doesn't get better we are going to take him to a vet Asked by Racheal Pantano 4 months ago.

I got this kitten a week ago while it was dying. I don't think it was being taken care of by it's mother but I got it revived and fed it. He obviously has pink eye so i got terramycin. His eye looks great now but soon after I started using terramycin his breathing got rapid. He acts completely normal and doesn't have any symptoms of infection. Could he be ingesting the ointment and that is causing it? Or he has gained a lot of weight in the last week, so much so that he waddles now. Could that be making him breathe fast? When he does breathe deep it looks like all his fat gets lifted up. I wonder if his weight makes it so that he doesn't want to breathe as deep as he should. Answered by Carley Jaegers 4 months ago.

Terramycin should not affect the breathing. Sounds like the kitten has an URI with multiple symptoms. You need to get the kitten to the vet to be treated for the breathing problems. BTW Terramycin is perfectly safe to use on pets - when I was breeding i kept it on hand and used it for mild cases. This is the exact same thing the vet would use. Answered by Anton Kuliga 4 months ago.

Ok. You went and got Terramycin, an ointment used on humans to treat a cat? Of course he's having a reaction. Get him to the vet. Answered by Jennifer Pergram 4 months ago.

Best to call an emergency vet to get their opinion. Pets can have allergic reactions to medications even if they are prescribed to them. Answered by Alphonse Magdalena 4 months ago.


What is terramycin medicine used for?
Asked by Ariane Bucek 4 months ago.

Terramycin is an anti-bacterial medication. It is no longer sold in the U.S., although some generic versions may be available. Click on the link below for several websites giving various uses for the medicine. Answered by Sherice Benn 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
050286/001 TERRAMYCIN OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 125MG BASE
050286/002 TERRAMYCIN OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 250MG BASE
050287/001 TERRAMYCIN OXYTETRACYCLINE TABLET/ORAL 250MG
060567/001 TERRAMYCIN LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OXYTETRACYCLINE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 2% and 50MG per ML
060567/002 TERRAMYCIN LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE; OXYTETRACYCLINE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 2% and 125MG per ML
060586/001 TERRAMYCIN OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION EQ 250MG BASE per VIAL
060586/002 TERRAMYCIN OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION EQ 500MG BASE per VIAL
060595/001 TERRAMYCIN OXYTETRACYCLINE CALCIUM SYRUP/ORAL EQ 125MG BASE per 5ML

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
050286/001 TERRAMYCIN OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 125MG BASE
050286/002 TERRAMYCIN OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 250MG BASE
060179/001 OXY-KESSO-TETRA OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 250MG BASE
060586/001 TERRAMYCIN OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION EQ 250MG BASE per VIAL
060586/002 TERRAMYCIN OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION EQ 500MG BASE per VIAL
060634/001 OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 250MG BASE
060760/001 OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 250MG BASE
060770/001 OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 250MG BASE
060869/001 OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 250MG BASE

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