For more than 30 years, The Tetra Corporation has formulated innovative and effective products to help healthcare professionals improve their patients’ quality of life.  All of Tetra’s products are fragrance- and dye-free.  We never test our products using animals and always use the highest purity natural ingredients available; USP Grade.

To our Health Care Provider’s patients, we hope the pages that follow decribing our products provides the answers you are seeking.  If you have any need for further information about our products, please use the “Contact Us” feature on this website or simply call the 800 number at the top of this page. If you have questions about your treatment plan please ask your Health Care Provider.

Health Care Providers, please visit the Physician Portal on this website to learn more about our products, download videos for your office, or link them to your practice website. You can also review and print published studies, in-office aids, and patient literature in different languages.  Think of us as a resource for your practice treating you with the same honesty, integrity, and professionalism that is the hallmark of our brand.  Please spend some time on our website and let us know how we could make it better and more useful to you.

Paul J. DiMeglio Ph.D. Founder, President and CEO 2003-2011

Tetra’s Mission Statement

Providing Safe and Effective Treatments,
Dispensed Exclusively through Licensed Medical Providers,
Adding Value to Their Practice, and
Successful Outcomes for Their Patients

We invented Soluble Tolnaftate & products with tolnaftate in-solution

Tetra’s core technology is the process to make the drug tolnaftate soluble in jojoba oil – an invention of our founder, Paul J. DiMeglio Ph.D. (h.c).  Tolnaftate was synthesized in the early 1950’s and was made an over-the-counter (“OTC”) drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1965.  In 1993 the final monograph for suspensions of tolnaftate was published.  Until Dr. DiMeglio developed and patented his process, tolnaftate was insoluble in either oil or water.  In all of the other medications available worldwide, whether in consumer pharmacies, retail outlets and on the internet, the tolnaftate is in suspension.  At Tetra, all of our products have Dr. DiMeglio’s invention – soluble tolnaftate.

Our History

Soon after its formation, Tetra began marketing all of its products to the professional beauty industry and some of its products to independent pharmacies. Tetra also sold some of its products directly to the consumer. In 2006, Dr. DiMeglio was contacted by a podiatrist who had witnessed how quickly Formula 3®cleared his wife’s fungus. This doctor’s successful treatment of his patients was a revelation to Tetra. That doctor’s phone call, more than any market research and market experience from the past, was a breakthrough for Tetra. There was a need in medicine for a treatment that Formula 3® was uniquely qualified to satisfy. Tetra began marketing Formula 3®to physicians on July 16, 2006.

During the second quarter of 2008, Tetra changed its approach when addressing medical professionals. The strategy was founded on three key areas: 1) Tetra’s perfection of its manufacturing technology; 2) making Formula 3® a doctor-only dispensed OTC; 3) and backing Formula 3® with the first unconditional, patient-direct, money-back guarantee offered in the pharmaceutical industry. Today, all of our products are backed by our guarantee. Proof of in-office purchase is required. Formula 3® and Formula 7® The Solution are limited to 2 purchases. All other products are limited to 1 purchase refund. See below for further information.

Although Formula 3® is manufactured as an OTC medication, Tetra’s strategy is to make it available exclusively through physician’s offices. On December 31, 2008, the last agreement with a national health and beauty distributor expired and none were renewed. Since January 1, 2009, Formula 3® has been and still is being dispensed primarily by doctors of podiatric medicine and dermatologic medicine.

Our Guarantee

Tetra stands behind all its products with a straightforward promise: if you’re not satisfied with the results when used as directed, you get your money back. This guarantee is exclusively for US residents, with one refund allowed per person, household, or address. We don’t tolerate duplicate claims, and we reserve the right to modify or withdraw this guarantee at our sole discretion, without prior notice. We’re committed to preventing fraud or illegal activity, and reserve the right to reject any refund requests suspected of such behavior. Please note, our guarantee applies only to purchases made directly from the office/clinic of licensed medical practitioners – we do not honor online purchases. Remember, genuine Tetra products are never sold online, and we’re firm on maintaining this standard.