Poly Pred Side Effects
Generic Name: neomycin / polymyxin b / prednisolone ophthalmic
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug neomycin / polymyxin b / prednisolone ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Poly Pred.
It is possible that some side effects of Poly Pred may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
For the Consumer
Applies to neomycin / polymyxin b / prednisolone ophthalmic: eye drops
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking neomycin / polymyxin b / prednisolone ophthalmic:
Blurred vision; temporary burning or stinging.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in vision; continued or worsening itching, swelling, or irritation; continuing blurred vision; discharge from eyes; eye pain.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to neomycin / polymyxin b / prednisolone ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension
Hypersensitivity reactions have occurred due to allergic sensitization.[Ref]
Ocular side effects associated with the corticosteroid component have included 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.[Ref]
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.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Poly-Pred (neomycin/polymyxin B/prednisolone ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.
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