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
Proper Use of This Medicine
First, wash your hands. Tilt the head back and, pressing your finger
gently on the skin just beneath the lower eyelid, pull the lower eyelid away
from the eye to make a space. Squeeze a thin strip of ointment into this space.
A 1-cm (approximately 1/3-inch) strip of ointment is usually enough,
unless you have been told by your doctor to use a different amount. Let go
of the eyelid and gently close the eyes. Keep the eyes closed for 1 or 2 minutes
to allow the medicine to come into contact with the infection.
To keep the medicine as germ-free as possible, do not touch the applicator
tip to any surface (including the eye). After using neomycin, polymyxin B,
and bacitracin eye ointment, wipe the tip of the ointment tube with a clean
tissue and keep the tube tightly closed.
To help clear up your infection completely, keep using
this medicine for the full time of treatment
, even if your symptoms
have disappeared. Do not miss any doses
Dosing - The dose of neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin
ophthalmic combination will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label
. The following
information includes only the average dose of neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin
ophthalmic combination. If your dose is different, do
not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
For eye infections:
For eye ointment
Adults and children - Use a thin strip of ointment in the eyes
every three or four hours for seven to ten days.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as
soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the
missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Keep the medicine from freezing.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.