Polymyxin, Bacitracin and Neomycin - Drug Information

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General Information on Polymyxin, Bacitracin and Neomycin

Generic Name : Polymyxin, Bacitracin and Neomycin

Pronunciation : pol i mix’ in- bass i tray’ sin-nee oh mye’ sin

Latest prescription information about Polymyxin, Bacitracin and Neomycin. 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 : Y40.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Polymyxin, Bacitracin and Neomycin

India- Neosporin-eye, Ocupol-D, Pychlor-Dexa.
International- Cortisporin Ointment , Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment .

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

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for eye and other bacterial infections.  It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

When should Polymyxin, Bacitracin and Neomycin 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 Polymyxin, Bacitracin and Neomycin?

Topical- Apply the ointment every 3 or 4 hours for 7 to 10 days, depending on the severity of the infection.

How should Polymyxin, Bacitracin and Neomycin be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

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

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of hearing problems or kidney disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

Burning, itching, swelling and redness.

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

Avoid excess dosage.

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

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

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