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Composition for AEROMYCIN

Polymyxin B(70 mg)

food interaction for AEROMYCIN

alcohol interaction for AEROMYCIN

pregnancy interaction for AEROMYCIN

lactation interaction for AEROMYCIN

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Aeromycin 70mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Aeromycin 70mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Aeromycin 70mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Polymyxin B(70 mg)


Aeromycin 70mg injection is used in treating serious bacterial infections including respiratory infections and infections of the urinary tract. It is also given in combination with neomycin and dexamethasone or in combination with trimethoprim to treat bacterial infections in the eye.

How it works

Aeromycin 70mg injection belongs to a group of medication called polypeptide antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria (gram negative) which causes the infection.

Common side effects

Nephrotoxicity, Neurotoxicity, Anaphylactic reaction, Shortness of breath, Exanthema, Fever, Increased white blood cell count (eosinophils), Tachycardia, Urticaria


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Expert advice for AEROMYCIN

  • The injectable form of this drug is given only to hospitalized patients and under medical supervision.
  • You may get diarrhea after taking the injection. This usually settles as the course id completed. Consult your doctor if the diarrhea persists or worsens.
  • Consult your doctor if you get watery or bloody stools after completing the course.
  • Do not take polymyxin B if you are allergic to polymyxin B or any of the other ingredients of the drops or ointment.
  • Do baseline kidney function test before starting the medicine.
  • Consult your doctor before taking polymyxin B eye ointment/ drops: If you are taking herbal drugs or eye drops. If you are applying any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or steroids. If you wear contact lenses. If you have thinning of the eye tissue. If you have diabetes.
  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should consult the doctor on taking this medication.
  • Eye pressure should be regularly checked in patients taking the eye ointment /drops especially in children.
  • Do not drive or use machines immediately after using the drops/ointment  as it may cause blurred vision.
  • If you wear contact lenses, then remove them before applying the drops/ointment  and wear them only after 15 min.

Frequently asked questions for AEROMYCIN

Polymyxin B

Q. Is polymyxin B an antibiotic/sulpha drug/penicillin?
Polymyxin B belongs to a class of medication called antibiotics. It is not a sulpha drug/penicillin.
Q. Is polymyxin B bacteriostatic or bacteriocidal?
Polymyxin B is bactericidal i.e. it kills bacteria.
Q. Does Polymyxin B expire?
Polymyxin B does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date.
Q. Does polymyxin B treat pink eye or conjunctivitis?
Polymyxin B is not used to treat pink eye or conjunctivitis.

Q. Does it treat sties?
 It is not used for the treatment of sties in the eyes.
Q. Is polymyxin B safe for infants?
It is not considered to be safe for infants.


Content on this page was last updated on 07 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)