Neosporin Eye Drop

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Medicine Overview of Neosporin Eye Drop

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Uses of Bacitracin Topical

Bacitracin Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections.
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Side effects of Bacitracin Topical

Common

Skin rash, Retching, Allergic reaction, Stomach pain, Itching, Inflammation of a vein.

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How to use Bacitracin Topical

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 Neosporin Eye Drop works

Bacitracin Topical is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.
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Uses of Neomycin

Neomycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Neomycin

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Skin rash, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Hearing loss.

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How to use Neomycin

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 Neosporin Eye Drop works

Neomycin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
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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

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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 Neosporin Eye Drop works

Polymyxin B is an antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections.

In Depth Information on Neosporin Eye Drop

Expert advice for Bacitracin Topical

Clean and dry the site of infection before applying bacitracin.  Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any severe allergic reactions. Do not use topical bacitracin for eyes, deep wounds, animal bites or severe burns. Do not use bacitracin unnecessarily and avoid overuse. Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.  

Expert advice for Neomycin

For oral tablets:
  • Neomycin tablets are not recommended for children below six year of age.
  • Some patients (infants, elderly, obese and cystic fibrosis [genetic disorder that affects lungs] patients) may require monitoring of neomycin levels in blood to prevent damage to the ear and kidneys.
  • Caution is advised in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease or any disease characterized by muscle weakness, or in patients about to receive general anesthesia.
  • Caution is also advised in patients who are exposed to loud noise, or patients who have been dehydrated due to diarrhea or vomiting.
 

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.
Neosporin Eye Drop related warnings
Special precautions for Neosporin Eye Drop
Alcohol
No interaction found
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Neosporin 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
Neosporin Eye Drop is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Neosporin Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a s
hort time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Neosporin Eye Drop should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Neosporin Eye Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Neospor
in Eye Drop in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Neosporin Eye Drop

Frequently asked questions about Bacitracin Topical

Q. Is bacitracin a sulfa drug?
No, Bacitracin is not a sulfa drug
Q. Is bacitracin same as neosporin?
No, Neosporin is a combination of bacitracin, neomycin and polymixin B
Q. Is bacitracin the same as bactrim?
No, they are different
Q. Is bacitracin safe for infants?
No, Bacitracin may not be safe for use in infants
Q. Does bacitracin prevent scarring?
No, Bacitracin may not prevent scarring
Q. Does bacitracin burn?
If applied in appropriate manner as prescribed it may not burn however in case of overdose/ hypersensitivity reaction, it may burn
Q. Does bacitracin clog pores?
The contents of the ointment (wax) may cause clogging of pores
Q. Does bacitracin treat MRSA?
For additional topical infections in MRSA, bacitracin could be used.
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Frequently asked questions about Neomycin

Q. Does Neomycin has sulfa or does the sulphate present in this drug contain sulfa?
No, Neomycin does not contain sulfa (sulphonamide group) and the sulphate group present in this drug has no link with sulfa either
Q. Does Neomycin expire?
Yes. The expiry date is provided on the blister pack of tablets or the ointment tube
Q. Does Neomycin cover pseudomonas?
No, Neomycin is not effective against pseudomona
Q. Does neomycin contain penicillin?
No, neomycin does not contain penicillin. It belongs to a group of drugs called aminoglycosides
Q. Does neosporin help acne /cold soresNeosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not treat acne or cold sores. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin.Does neosporin help scars?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not help in the treatment of scars. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin
Q. Does neosporin help cuts?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin only helps prevent or treat the infection of wounds. It does help heal the cuts
Q. Does Neomycin cause tinnitus?
Neomycin is known to cause damage to the ear. One of the symptoms of damage to ear is tinnitus
Q. Is Neomycin safe?
Neomycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about 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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