Neomycin/Polymyxin B Sulfates/Hydrocortisone Ophthalmic Suspension Rx
Generic Name and Formulations:
Neomycin (as sulfate) 3.5mg, polymyxin B sulfate 10000 Units, hydrocortisone 10mg; per mL; contains thimersol.
Various generic manufacturers
Indications for Neomycin/Polymyxin B Sulfates/Hydrocortisone Ophthalmic Suspension:
For steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial infection or a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists.
1 or 2 drops in affected eye(s) every 3 or 4 hours, depending on severity. Max initial ℞: 20mL; do not refill without further evaluation.
Ocular fungal, viral or mycobacterial infections.
Do not inject into the eye. Corneal or scleral thinning. Glaucoma. Monitor IOP, and for secondary infections in prolonged use. Discontinue if sensitization reaction occurs. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Antibiotics + steroid.
Local irritation, sensitization (itching, swelling, conjunctival erythema), masks infection, delays healing; in prolonged use: increased IOP, cataracts, corneal perforation, optic nerve damage.