|Price Per Pill or Unit
|US Brand Name
|Tetracycline + Hydrocortisone
Cortecyclin ointment is primarily used to treat eye bacterial infections. It combines two active ingredients, tetracycline and hydrocortisone, that works together to prevent the growth of bacteria that cause an eye infection. The topical medication helps to relieve the symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching in the eyes. A bacterial infection occurs when harmful bacteria enter, multiply and infect our bodies. Infectious bacteria can make you sick and reproduce quickly in the body. The common bacterial infection is conjunctivitis (pink eye), an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva and the inner eyelid.
Cortecyclin eye ointment is used only in the affected eye. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your ophthalmologist. Read the prescription carefully for instructions you use this medicine. Wash your hands before applying the topical medication. Do not use too much or too less of this medicine. Use exactly as your ophthalmologist has prescribed or instructed. Make sure you complete the course of the treatment. This will ensure the infection is completely cured and prevent a recurrence.
Inform your doctor if you have a known allergy to any medicine ingredients or are taking any other medication. You may be advised to avoid driving or operating heavy machines immediately after using the medicine as it may cause temporary blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive. The prolonged use may result in glaucoma, damaging the optic nerve. Therefore, it is important to use the medication as per the doctor’s advice.
Cortcecylin medicine may cause irritation, stinging, and burning sensation at the application site. These side effects are usually temporary and disappear with time. However, if they persist or get worse, inform your doctor. Immediately wash with water in case of accidental contact with your nose, ears, or mouth.