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Oxytetrin

Company name: Memphis co. for pharm. & chem. Ind.

Trade name: Oxytetrin ointment  

Generic name: Oxytetracycline HCl

Composition:
Each 100 gm contains:

Oxytetracycline HCl  3.33 gm
Methyl paraben 0.05 gm 
Propyl paraben 0.0252 gm
Mineral oil 9.66 gm 
White petrolatum 86.94 gm

Pharmaceutical form: Ointment

Pharmacological actions:
Oxytetrin ointment is a bacteriostatic antibiotic belongs to tetracycline family, it is locally active against staphylococci, streptococci A,C,G, ropionibacterium acnes.

Pharmacokinetics:
There is no published information on the absorption of oxytetracycline hydrochloride.

Indications:

Oxytetrin ointment is indicated in:
- The treatment of: Furuncle, anthrax, furunculosis, staphylococci sycosis, superficial pustules, impetigo, panaris, ecthyma.
- Prevention of: relapsed infection of stratum and Consecutive infection of superficial burns and wounds.
 
Dosage & administration:
2-3 times daily after cleaning the infected area.

Contraindications:
Oxytetrin ointment is contra-indicated in
- Hypersensitivity to Oxytetracycline or any other component of the drug.
- Lactation. 

Side effects:
Some of the following side effects may occur in some cases:
Allergic eczema in case of ulcers or periulcerated dermatitis or prolonged use.

Pregnancy:
Oxytetrin ointment should be used in pregnant women only when the possible benefits outweigh the potential risks.

Lactation:
Oxytetrin ointment should not be used in nursing women.

Precautions & warnings:
- Duration of treatment must be limited since antibiotic ointments favour a consecutive infection of resistant germs of antibiotic.     
- Oxytetrin ointment should not be used in oozing, macerated lesions.
- Systemic passage of Oxytetrin occurs in case of epidermal lesions or ulcers.     
 
Therapeutic category: Antibiotic.

Legal category: OTC.

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- Do not by yourself interrupt the period of treatment prescribed.
- Do not repeat the same prescription without consulting your doctor.
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Council of Arab Health Ministers, Union of Arab Pharmacists.