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Hydrocortisone, Neomycin, Polymyxin B Eye drops, suspension
Generic Name: hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin B ophth
What is this medicine?HYDROCORTISONE; NEOMYCIN; POLYMYXIN B (hye droe KOR ti sone; nee oh MYE sin; pol i MIX in B) is used to treat eye infections.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- any other active infection
- contact lens wearer
- recent cataract surgery
- an unusual or allergic reaction to hydrocortisone, neomycin, polymyxin B, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is only for use in the eye. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Shake well before using. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of medicine prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without talking to your doctor or health care professional.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Check with your doctor or health care professional if your condition does not get better after 2 days, or if it gets worse. Do not use longer than 10 days unless instructed by your doctor or health care professional.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are exposed to anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.
If you are a contact lens wearer, ask your doctor or health care professional when you can use your lenses again.
A burning or stinging reaction that does not go away may mean you are allergic to this product. Stop using and call your doctor or health care professional.
This medicine can make certain eye conditions worse. Only use it for conditions for which your doctor or health care professional has prescribed.
To prevent the spread of infection, do not share eye products, towels, and washcloths with anyone else.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- burning, stinging or swelling of the eyelids
- eye pain, decreased, or blurred vision (that will not go away)
- watery eyes
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- eye irritation, itching
- mild burning, redness or stinging in the eye
- temporary watering or blurring of vision
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Store suspension upright. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.