Mycin Eye Drop

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Medicine Overview of Mycin Eye Drop

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Uses of Polymyxin B

Polymyxin B is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Polymyxin B

Common

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

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How to use Polymyxin B

This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Mycin Eye Drop works

Polymyxin b stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections.
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Uses of Chloramphenicol

Chloramphenicol is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used to treat certain types of serious infections caused by bacteria when other antibiotics cannot be used.
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Side effects of Chloramphenicol

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Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Altered taste.

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How to use Chloramphenicol

This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Mycin Eye Drop works

Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on Mycin Eye Drop

Expert advice for Polymyxin B

  • 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.

Expert advice for Chloramphenicol

Do tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions:
  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • if you have anemia, bone marrow problems, liver disease, or kidney problem.
Chloramphenicol tablet/capsule/oral suspension is best taken with a full glass (8 ounces) of water on an empty stomach (either 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals), unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Chloramphenicol may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely and ask your doctor before adjusting the dose of your diabetes medicine. Chloramphenicol may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood. Monitor blood counts and plasma concentration before and during treatment. To prevent bleeding, avoid situations in which bruising or injury may occur. Chloramphenicol may lower your body's ability to fight infection. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with people with colds or other infections. Notify your doctor of any signs of infection, including fever, sore throat, rash, or chills, If you are using the drug for eye infection, do not wear your contact lenses during the course of treatment.
Warnings
Special precautions for Mycin Eye Drop
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mycin Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Mycin Eye Drop is probably usafe to use during lactation. L
imited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Mycin Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short
time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
Mycin Eye Drop is probably safe to use in patients with kidn
ey disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Mycin Eye Drop may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Mycin E
ye Drop in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Mycin Eye Drop

Frequently asked questions for 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.
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Frequently asked questions for Chloramphenicol

Q. Is chloramphenicol bacteriostatic or bactericidal/ an antibiotic/does it contains penicillin/ does it contain steroids/ treat styes?
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic and exerts both bactericidal and bacteriostatic against wide variety of gram positive and gram negative bacteria including E.coli. No, it does not contain penicillin or steroids
Q. Is chloramphenicol safe/ do chloramphenicol cause aplastic anemia/ safe for babies?
Chloramphenicol is safe at recommended dose and duration; however, in some cases it has led to rare side effects such as aplastic anemia. Chloramphenicol should not be used in children under 2 years of age and used be with extreme caution in children above 2 years of age especially who have diarrhea or a stomach or bowel infection
Q. Does chloramphenicol sting/ does chloramphenicol cause dry eyes?
Chloramphenicol eye drops/ ointment may cause transient burning or stinging sensation. It does not cause but should be used with extreme precaution in patients with dry eye syndrome
Q. Can i take paracetamol with chloramphenicol?
Chloramphenicol is not known to have any drug interactions with paracetamol, however, it should be taken together as per doctor's advice
Q. Is chloromycetin a penicillin/ an antibiotic/ with the formula/ chloromycetin is a drug for which disease?
Chloramphenicol is a brand name for chloramphenicol. It is not penicillin. It is an antibiotic with the formula C11H12Cl2N2O5. It used in the treatment of serious infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria by killing or preventing their growth
Q. Is chloromycetin over the counter/ is obtained from?
No, it is available only with your doctor's prescription
Q. Is chloramphenicol and tetracycline similar?
Chloramphenicol and tetracycline belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response
Q. Is Chloromycetin the same as chlorsig?
Both Chloromycetin and chlorsig contains chloramphenicol. Chlorsig is available as eye drop or ointment and Chloromycetin is an oral formulation.
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