Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin - Drug Information

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General Information on Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin

Generic Name : Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin

Pronunciation : hye droe kor' ti sone- nee oh mye' sin-pol I mix' in

Latest prescription information about Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40 & Y45 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics and Steroid

Trade Names/Brand Names of Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin

International- Cortisporin, Otimar, Pediotic.

Why is Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains two antibiotics and a corticosteroid, prescribed for ear, eye and skin infections.  

When should Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin?

Ear Infection: 4 drops of the suspension should be instilled into the affected ear 3 or 4 times daily.
Ophthalmic- Instill 1 or 2 drops into the affected eyes every 3 to 4 hours.
Skin: Apply a thin layer of this cream into the affected area.

How should Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin be taken?

It comes as cream, ointment, eye and ear drops to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, heart attack, diabetes, increased eye pressure, cataracts, perforated eardrum, poor blood circulation, immune disorder, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin?

Burning, itching, irritation, dryness, inflammation of hair follicles, abnormal hair growth in body, pimples, eruptions, pigmentation, secondary infection, skin scar, stretch marks and sweat rash.

What are the other precautions for Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Hydrocortisone, Neomycin and Polymyxin?

Store it at room temperature (15 to 25C).

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