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Polymyxin B/Neomycin/Hydrocortisone Oph Susp
Ocular allergy/inflammation
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Drug Name:

Polymyxin B/Neomycin/Hydrocortisone Oph Susp Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Polymyxin B sulfate 10000 Units, neomycin 0.35% (as sulfate), hydrocortisone 1%; per mL; contains thimerosal.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Polymyxin B/Neomycin/Hydrocortisone Oph Susp:

Ocular inflammation associated with infection.

Adult:

1–2 drops or small amount of oint every 3–4 hours (may use susp more often); max 20mL or 8g per therapeutic course.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Ocular fungal, viral or mycobacterial infections.

Warnings/Precautions:

Corneal or scleral thinning. Glaucoma. Monitor IOP, for secondary infections, and avoid abrupt cessation in prolonged use. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

See Also:

Polymyxin B/Neomycin/Bacitracin/Hydrocortisone Oph Oint

Pharmacological Class:

Antibiotics + steroid.

Adverse Reactions:

Local irritation, sensitization, masks infection, delays healing; in prolonged use: increased IOP, cataracts, corneal perforation, optic nerve damage.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Cortisporin.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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