gulf9191 asked in HealthOptical · 9 years ago

Why does Oxytetracycline/Polymyxin B Sulfate Ointment read for animal use only on this box?

Box says for animal use only but when you look it up on the internet, it is also for human use. Why does this say for animal use only? Sounds like a scam..

Update:

- I fail to see how the eyeball of an animal is any less fragile than that of a human.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    It isn't a scam. This is a popular veterinary medication.

    Medications produced for veterinary use are subjected to less scrutiny than those produced for human consumption. This means that there could be more impurities in the medication marked "animal use only". So it is a gamble to use it in a method not intended,.. and ill advised.

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