Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Bacitracin (Ophthalmic)
Brand Names : Ak-Spore Ophthalmic Ointment, Neocidin Ophthalmic Ointment, Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment, Neotal, Ocu-Spor-B, Ocusporin, Ocutricin Ophthalmic Ointment, Ophthalmic, Spectro-Sporin, Triple Antibiotic
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do.
This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For neomycin, polymyxin
B, and bacitracin ophthalmic combination, the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to this medicine or to any related antibiotic, such as amikacin
(e.g., Amikin), colistimethate (e.g., Coly-Mycin M), colistin (e.g., Coly-Mycin
S), gentamicin (e.g., Garamycin), kanamycin (e.g., Kantrex), netilmicin (e.g.,
Netromycin), paromomycin (e.g., Humatin), streptomycin, or tobramycin (e.g.,
Nebcin). Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any
other substances, such as preservatives or dyes.
Pregnancy - Neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin ophthalmic
combination has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in
Breast-feeding - Neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin ophthalmic
combination has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
Children - Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult
patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of neomycin,
polymyxin B, and bacitracin combination in children with use in other age
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects
or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use
of neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin combination in the elderly with use
in other age groups.