Ocu-Cort Side Effects

Generic Name: bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ocu-Cort.

Some side effects of Ocu-Cort may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic: eye ointment

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Burning, stinging, or mild irritation when you put this medicine in your eye.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); eye pain or swelling; severe or persistent eye itching, burning, or redness; vision changes.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions have included itching, swelling and conjunctival erythema. More serious reactions including anaphylaxis have been reported rarely.

Ocular

Ocular side effects associated with the corticosteroid component have included with elevated intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma, optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation and delayed wound healing. In addition, perforation of the cornea and sclera have occurred when administering topical steroids to patients with diseases that cause thinning of the cornea or sclera.

Other

The development of a secondary infection has been reported in patients treated with antimicrobial and corticosteroid combinations. Fungal and viral infections of the cornea can develop with long-term application of corticosteroids.

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