The tetracyclines are mainly bacteriostatic, with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity.


Tetracycline Hydrochloride USP 1% w/w
In sterile ointment base q.s.

Indications for use

  • Treatment ofbacterial conjunctivitis;
  • Treatment of trachoma (by preference use oral azithromycin for this indication);
  • Prevention of neonatal conjunctivitis.

Mode of administration

Wash the eyes with boiled and cooled water before each application. Use sterile sodium chloride 0.9% for newborns.
Apply tetracycline 1% into the conjunctival sac of both eyes:
Conjunctivitis, one application 2 times daily for 7 days
Trachoma, one application 2 times daily for 6 weeks
Prevention of neonatal conjunctivitis: one single application immediately after birth.