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What is Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate used for?

Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate is a triple combination antibiotic drug indicated for the topical treatment. It is available as an eye and skin ointments.

Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate antibiotic eye ointment is prescribed for the treatment of eye infections caused by bacteria, including superficial eye infections such as conjunctivitis, keratitis, blepharitis, keratoconjunctivitis and blepharoconjunctivitis. This antibiotic compound works by killing the bacteria that causes the infection. Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate antibiotic eye ointment may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate antibiotic skin ointment is indicated for the treatment and prevention of minor skin infections caused by cuts, scrapes and burns. This triple combination antibiotic ointment helps skin wounds heal faster. This medicine works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria. Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate skin ointment may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate?

The dosage of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate eye ointment: Before using this eye ointment, rinse your hands properly. Apply a thin strip of the ointment into the lower lid of the infected eye. After applying the ointment, close the eye and roll the eyeball for 1 to 2 minutes.

Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate skin ointment: Before and after using this skin ointment, wash your hands thoroughly. Dry the affected area of the skin and apply a thin layer of the ointment and rub in gently.

What if you miss a dose of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate medication eye ointment/skin ointment in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate?

An overdose of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate eye ointment is unlikely to occur.

Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate skin ointment, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate?

There are no known interaction between Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate eye ointment and other medicines.

Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate skin ointment can interact with aminoglycoside antibiotics such as amikacin, gentamicin and tobramycin. It may be noted that drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate skin ointment.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is used with another drug or with food. Before you use a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate?

Like other medicines, Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate eye ointment can cause side effects such as eye crusting/itching, eye pain and watering, swelling or redness of your eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using this medicine.

Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate skin ointment may cause side effects such as redness, itching or stinging of the skin. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using this medicine.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before using Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate?

Is it possible for me to use Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate?
What are the possible drug interactions of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate?
How will Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate work in my body?
How should Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate be used?
How to reduce the risk of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

Do not touch the tip of the Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate eye ointment. Also, do not let the tip of the ointment tube touch your eye or any other surface in order to prevent contamination of the tube tip.

Polymyxin B Sulfate–Bacitracin Zinc–Neomycin Sulfate skin ointment will not treat other types of skin infections such as fungal or viral infections, but only prevents/treats bacterial infections.

 

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