Polytracin Ophthalmic Side Effects

Generic Name: bacitracin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug bacitracin / polymyxin b ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Polytracin Ophthalmic.

It is possible that some side effects of Polytracin Ophthalmic 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 bacitracin / polymyxin b ophthalmic: eye ointment

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

Blurred vision; mild burning, irritation, or stinging.

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

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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bacitracin / polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment

Hypersensitivity

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

Local

Local irritation upon application has been reported.

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