What is Terra-Cortril?
Terra-Cortril is an anti-inflammatory ointment. It contains two active ingredients: hydrocortisone, a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid, and oxytetracycline, an antibiotic medicine. The combination of these two ingredients is used to provide rapid relief from skin problems such as itching, redness and swelling. Terra-Cortril is available online through a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy.
What is Terra-Cortril used for?
Terra-Cortril is used to treat bacterial skin infections. The ointment is typically used for infected wounds or burns or inflamed skin conditions such as eczema. Oxytetracycline wipes out pathogenic bacteria and hydrocortisone helps to relieve symptoms such as scaling, itching, redness and swelling of the skin.
How to use Terra-Cortril
Apply the Terra-Cortril ointment to clean, dry skin. Do not apply to the eyelids or the skin around the eyes or to large areas of skin. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth. Wash your hands after applying the ointment. The ointment may be applied on a sterile gauze if infection is present. Do not stop using the ointment too soon after seeing improvement. Stopping early could cause the infection to return.
Terra-Cortril is available online from a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy in tubes of 15 and 30 grams. Each gram of ointment contains 30 mg oxytetracycline and 10 mg hydrocortisone. Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the usual dose in adults and children is:
- a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) twice daily.
Read the package leaflet before use.
Like all medicines, Terra-Cortril may cause side effects, although most people do not experience any. The following side effects occasionally occur on the treated skin sections:
- Skin irritation (burning sensation, itching, rash);
- Striae (red lines) or blisters;
- Swelling of the hair roots in the skin (folliculitis);
- Excessive growth of hair on the skin (hypertrichosis);
- Thinning or softening of the skin.
If Terra-Cortril ointment is used under airtight dressings (e.g. plasters, bandages or nappies) the medicine is absorbed into the body more. This increases the risk of local side effects. If you experience side effects, stop using Terra-Cortril and consult a doctor. For a complete list of possible side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Terra-Cortril
Terra-Cortril is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to oxytetracycline, hydrocortisone or any other ingredient in this medicine.
Do not use this medicine if your skin problems are caused by a fungal infection, bacterial infection or cutaneous tuberculosis (TB). Terra-Cortril is not suitable for treating acne or rosacea and should not be applied to shrivelled skin, festering or infected wounds, and sores. If you are currently taking medication, you should consult a doctor on the use of Terra-Cortril to avoid potential interactions. See the package leaflet for more information about contraindications.
Do not use Terra-Cortril if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting a doctor first.
Terra-Cortril does not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive.