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Tetracycline Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 3%; 2.2 mg/mL; 1%

Usual Adult Dose for Superficial Bacterial Skin Infection

3% topical ointment: Apply a small amount on the affected area 1 to 3 times a day.


  • An amount equal to the surface area of a fingertip should be used.

Use: As first aid to help prevent the risk of skin infection in minor cuts, scrapes, or burns

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Hypersensitivity to the active component or any of the ingredients

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


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Other Comments

Administration advice:

  • For external use only; do not use in eyes or apply over large areas of the body.
  • Clean the affected area prior to use; may cover with a sterile bandage

  • This product may be harmful if swallowed.

Patient advice:
  • Do not use longer than 1 week unless directed by physician.
  • Consult physician before use if you have deep/puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious trauma.
  • Stop using this product if condition persists/worsens.
  • This product may stain cloth.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.