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What is oxytetracycline and hydrocortisone?

Oxytetracycline and hydrocortisone is no longer available in the United States.

The combination of oxytetracycline and hydrocortisone is known by the brand name Terra-Cortril. Oxytetracycline is a prescription medication found in the group known as tetracycline antibiotics and hydrocortisone is found in the group of medications known as corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory). Oxytetracycline and hydrocortisone treat infections of the eye and ear that are caused by bacteria.

Hydrocortisone is indicated for swelling and inflammation of the eye or ear caused by injury or other conditions of the eye or ear that require steroid therapy. Because hydrocortisone weakens the immune system, it may allow unwanted infections to develop. Oxytetracycline is indicated for the infection or impending infection that may occur. The bacterial organisms that the combination of oxytetracycline and hydrocortisone fight are Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococci, including Streptococcus pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Neisseria species of bacteria. Oxytetracycline and hydrocortisone come in suspension form (eye drops) for the eye and ointment form for the ear.

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