Polymyxin B and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic

Name: Polymyxin B and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic

What is polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic?

Polymyxin B and trimethoprim are antibiotics that fight bacteria in the body.

Polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic (for use in the eyes) is a combination medicine used to treat eye infections caused by bacteria.

Polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to polymyxin B or trimethoprim.

FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

This medicine should not be given to a child younger than 2 months old.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while using polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic?

Do not use this medicine while wearing contact lenses. Polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using this medicine before putting in your contact lenses.

Do not use other eye medications unless your doctor tells you to.

Precautions

Contact lenses should not be worn during use due to benzalkonium chloride preservative.

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