Polymyxin B/Neomycin/Hydrocortisone Oph Susp Rx

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Polymyxin B/Neomycin/Hydrocortisone Oph Susp

Ocular allergy/inflammation
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Polymyxin B sulfate 10000 Units, neomycin 0.35% (as sulfate), hydrocortisone 1%; per mL; contains thimerosal.

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Indications for Polymyxin B/Neomycin/Hydrocortisone Oph Susp:

Ocular inflammation associated with infection.


1–2 drops or small amount of oint every 3–4 hours (may use susp more often); max 20mL or 8g per therapeutic course.


Not recommended.


Ocular fungal, viral or mycobacterial infections.


Corneal or scleral thinning. Glaucoma. Monitor IOP, for secondary infections, and avoid abrupt cessation in prolonged use. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

See Also:

Polymyxin B/Neomycin/Bacitracin/Hydrocortisone Oph Oint

Pharmacological Class:

Antibiotics + steroid.

Adverse Reactions:

Local irritation, sensitization, masks infection, delays healing; in prolonged use: increased IOP, cataracts, corneal perforation, optic nerve damage.


Formerly known under the brand name Cortisporin.

How Supplied:

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