Akne-mycin Ointment

Name: Akne-mycin Ointment

Akne-mycin Ointment Description

Akne-mycin (erythromycin) topical ointment contains erythromycin which is produced from a strain of Streptomyces erythraeus. Each gram of Akne-mycin topical ointment contains 20 mg of erythromycin base in a vehicle consisting of mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, talc, titanium dioxide, trilaureth 4 phosphate, oleyl oleate, tricetareth 4 phosphate, cetostearyl alcohol and sorbitol. Akne-mycin marketed in the United States is not of the same composition as Akne-mycin marketed in Europe.

Akne-mycin Ointment - Clinical Pharmacology

Although the mechanism by which Akne-mycin acts in reducing the inflammatory lesions of acne vulgaris is unknown, it is presumably due to the antibiotic action of the drug.

Indications and Usage for Akne-mycin Ointment

Akne-mycin is indicated for topical control of acne vulgaris.


Akne-mycin is for topical use only and should be kept out of the eyes, nose and mouth.

The use of antibiotic agents may be associated with the overgrowth of antibiotic resistant organisms. If this occurs, administration of the drug should be discontinued and appropriate measures taken.

Adverse Reactions

In clinical trials there was one report of a possible contact sensitization which could not be confirmed. There were isolated reports of skin irritation, such as erythema and peeling.

Akne-mycin Ointment Dosage and Administration

Akne-mycin should be applied to the affected area twice daily, morning and evening.