I have an eye infection and was prescribed Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution. I also have glaucoma and I use Cosopt and Alphagen twice daily. How long do I wait in between the Polymyxin and the glaucoma drops.
Hi Mlj this is a tought one depending on the infection and the only one that knows that is your doctor I would call them as soon as possivle they do not want you off you glaucoma meds any longer than necessary and some of thes antibiotic drops you continue using your meds if you cant get ahole of the doctor call the pharmacy and talk with the pharmicist..please find out soon Chuck1957 medically retired Pharmacy techniecian Cpht oregon mlj i just checked the interactions on this site and unless you have severe heart problems or uncontroled blood pressure or THE DOCTOR told you to stop these other drops the side effects are in the minor catagory, and you could go on all of them but if you start to get rapid heart beat or skiping of hear racing pulse check with the doctor here below is a copy and past of interactions..Try to reach your doctor and see if you are supposed to be using all 3,but they do use all 3 the antibiotic one is just temp and most people unless they have the effects i put about would be using all 3..here is what i found chuck1957 MONITOR: Topically administered alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonists such as apraclonidine and brimonidine are systemically absorbed, with the potential for producing rare but clinically significant systemic effects such as hypotension and bradycardia. The possibility for an additive or potentiating effect on blood pressure and heart rate should be considered when used with other medications that affect these parameters, such as ophthalmic and systemic beta blockers, vasodilators, cardiac glycosides, and antihypertensive agents.
MANAGEMENT: Blood pressure and pulse rate should be monitored regularly when topical alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonists are prescribed in combination with cardiovascular drugs. Patients should be advised to notify their physician if they experience slow pulse, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, lightheadedness, or syncope. this is chuck again any of these effects stop the regular 2 and call the doctor..but i would rather you get the doctors okay first cw.
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