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    Polymyxin B

    Information about Polymyxin B

    Polymyxin b uses

    Polymyxin B is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How polymyxin b works

    Polymyxin b stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

    Common side effects of polymyxin b

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

    Available Medicine for Polymyxin B

    • ₹1400
      Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹11 to ₹1566
      Lark Laboratories Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹750
      Celon Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹1644
      United Biotech Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹1981
      Abbott
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹1640
      Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹961
      Gufic Bioscience Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹1800
      AAA Pharma Trade Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹1789
      Fusion Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹1404
      Astrum Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    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.

    Frequently asked questions for Polymyxin B

    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
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    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 05 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)