Bacitracin and Polymyxin B (Ophthalmic)

Name: Bacitracin and Polymyxin B (Ophthalmic)

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Bacitracin and Polymyxin B?

  • If you have an allergy to bacitracin, polymyxin B, or any other part of bacitracin and polymyxin B (ophthalmic).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

Index Terms

  • Polymyxin B and Bacitracin

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to bacitracin, polymyxin B, or any component of the formulation

Drug Interactions

There are no known significant interactions.

Pregnancy Risk Factor C Pregnancy Considerations

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with this combination.

What is bacitracin and polymyxin B ophthalmic?

Bacitracin and polymyxin B are antibiotics that kill bacteria.

Bacitracin and polymyxin B ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat eye infections caused by bacteria.

Bacitracin and polymyxin B ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I avoid while using bacitracin and polymyxin B ophthalmic?

Do not use any other eye medications unless your doctor has prescribed them.

Bacitracin and polymyxin B ophthalmic can cause temporary blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.

Bacitracin and polymyxin B ophthalmic dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis:

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Keratitis:

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Keratoconjunctivitis:

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Blepharitis:

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Blepharoconjunctivitis:

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Liver Dose Adjustments

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