Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Hydrocortisone (Ophthalmic)
Brand Names : Ak-Spore H.C. Ophthalmic Suspension, Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension, Cortisporin Eye/Ear Suspension
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 hydrocortisone ophthalmic drops, 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.
Pregnancy - Neomycin, polymyxin B, and hydrocortisone ophthalmic
preparations have not been studied in pregnant women. However, studies in
animals have shown that topical corticosteroids cause birth defects. Before
using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if
you may become pregnant.
Breast-feeding - Neomycin, polymyxin B, and hydrocortisone ophthalmic
drops have 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 in children with
use in other age groups.
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 ophthalmic neomycin, polymyxin B, and hydrocortisone combination in the
elderly with use in other age groups.
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical problems may affect
the use of neomycin, polymyxin B, and hydrocortisone ophthalmic drops. Make
sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Any other eye infection or condition or
Glaucoma - Use of neomycin, polymyxin B, and hydrocortisone ophthalmic
drops may make the condition worse
Cataract surgery, recent - Use of neomycin, polymyxin B, and
hydrocortisone ophthalmic drops may delay healing or cause other problems