Bactomycin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat eye infections caused by bacteria.
Bactomycin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in Bactomycin guide.
Bactomycin side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Bactomycin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- severe itching, watering, redness, or swelling of your eyes;
- eye pain;
- crusting or drainage from your eyes; or
- any new signs of infection.
Less serious side effects may include temporary blurred vision and mild eye irritation after using the ointment.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Bactomycin – Frequently asked Questions
Can Bactomycin be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?
In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.
It’s wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.
How should I take Bactomycin?
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Wash your hands before using Bactomycin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic ointment.
To use the ointment:
- You may warm the ointment by holding the medicine tube in your hand for a few minutes before use. Do not remove the cap from the tube until you are ready to apply the ointment.
- Tilt your head back slightly, and pull down gently on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment into your lower eyelid.
- Close your eye and roll your eyeball around for 1 to 2 minutes.
Do not allow the tip of the ointment tube to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the tip becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye. Do not share the ointment with another person.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Bactomycin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic will not treat a viral or fungal infection of the eye.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if your infection gets worse while using this medication.
If you use this medication long-term, you may need frequent eye exams to make sure this medication is not causing harmful effects. Do not miss any follow-up visits to your doctor.
Store Bactomycin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube tightly capped when not in use.
Who should not take Bactomycin?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to Bactomycin, neomycin, or polymyxin B.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Bactomycin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether Bactomycin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Bactomycin, neomycin, and polymyxin B should not be used on a child.
What other drugs will affect Bactomycin?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Bactomycin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Can Bactomycin be taken or consumed while pregnant?
Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.
Can Bactomycin be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?
Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.
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