OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT STERILE
(Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment USP)
STERILE OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT
Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment USP is a sterile antimicrobial ointment formulated for ophthalmic use.
Bacitracin zinc is the zinc salt of bacitracin, a mixture of related cyclic polypeptides (mainly bacitracin A) produced by the growth of an organism of the llchenlformis group of Bacillus subtilis var Tracy. It has a potency of not less than 40 bacitracin units per mg. The structural formula for bacitracin A is:
Polymyxin B sulfate is the sulfate salt of polymyxin B 1 and B 2 which are produced by the growth of Bacillus polymyxa (Prazmowski) Migula (Fam. Bacillaceae). It has a potency of not less than 6,000 polymyxin B units per mg, calculated on an anhydrous basis. The structural formulae are:
Each Gram Contains: Â Â ACTIVES: Bacitracin Zinc equal to 500 bacitracin units and Polymyxin B Sulfate equal to 10,000 polymyxin B units; INACTIVES: White Petrolatum and Mineral Oil.
Polymyxin B sulfate attacks gram-negative bacilli, including virtually all strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Haemophilus influenzae species.
Bacitracin is active against most gram-positive bacilli and cocci including hemolytic streptococci.
Indications and Usage
For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctive and/or cornea caused by organisms susceptible to bacitracin zinc and polymyxin B sulfate.
This product is contraindicated in those individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components.
Ophthalmic ointments may retard corneal healing.
Precautions: Â Â As with other antibiotic preparations, prolonged use may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible orgamisms, including fungi. Appropriate measures should be taken if this occurs.
Dosage and Administration
Apply the ointment every 3 or 4 hours for 7 to 10 days, depending on the severity of the infection.
FOR OPHTHALMIC USE ONLY.
Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment USP is available in tubes with an ophthalmic tip applicator in the following sizes:
3.5 gram tube--NDC# 61570-049-35
DO NOT USE IF BOTTOM RIDGE OF CAP IS EXPOSED.
Store between 15Â°-25Â°C (59Â°-77Â°F). KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Mfg. for. Monarch Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol, TN 37620
XO51008Â Â R.5/99-9E
By: Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Tampa, FL 33637