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Bacitracin / Hydrocortisone / Neomycin / Polymyxin B Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed on December 15, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 400 units-10 mg-3.5 mg-10000 units/g

Usual Adult Dose for Uveitis

Apply topically in affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours, depending on severity of condition

Comments:
-If signs/symptoms fail to improve after 2 days of treatment, the patient should be re-evaluated.

Uses:
-For the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial infection or a risk of bacterial infection exists
-Ocular corticosteroids are indicated in inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe where the inherent risk of corticosteroid use in certain infective conjunctivitides is accepted to obtain a diminution in edema and inflammation; also indicated in chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns; or penetration of foreign bodies.
-The anti-infective component of this drug is active against the following common bacterial eye pathogens: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella/Enterobacter species, Neisseria species, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; this drug does not provide adequate coverage against Serratia marcescens and Streptococci including S pneumoniae

Usual Adult Dose for Ocular Infection

Apply topically in affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours, depending on severity of condition

Comments:
-If signs/symptoms fail to improve after 2 days of treatment, the patient should be re-evaluated.

Uses:
-For the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial infection or a risk of bacterial infection exists
-Ocular corticosteroids are indicated in inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe where the inherent risk of corticosteroid use in certain infective conjunctivitides is accepted to obtain a diminution in edema and inflammation; also indicated in chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns; or penetration of foreign bodies.
-The anti-infective component of this drug is active against the following common bacterial eye pathogens: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella/Enterobacter species, Neisseria species, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; this drug does not provide adequate coverage against Serratia marcescens and Streptococci including S pneumoniae

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Apply topically in affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours, depending on severity of condition

Comments:
-If signs/symptoms fail to improve after 2 days of treatment, the patient should be re-evaluated.

Uses:
-For the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial infection or a risk of bacterial infection exists
-Ocular corticosteroids are indicated in inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe where the inherent risk of corticosteroid use in certain infective conjunctivitides is accepted to obtain a diminution in edema and inflammation; also indicated in chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns; or penetration of foreign bodies.
-The anti-infective component of this drug is active against the following common bacterial eye pathogens: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella/Enterobacter species, Neisseria species, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; this drug does not provide adequate coverage against Serratia marcescens and Streptococci including S pneumoniae

Usual Adult Dose for Keratitis

Apply topically in affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours, depending on severity of condition

Comments:
-If signs/symptoms fail to improve after 2 days of treatment, the patient should be re-evaluated.

Uses:
-For the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial infection or a risk of bacterial infection exists
-Ocular corticosteroids are indicated in inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe where the inherent risk of corticosteroid use in certain infective conjunctivitides is accepted to obtain a diminution in edema and inflammation; also indicated in chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns; or penetration of foreign bodies.
-The anti-infective component of this drug is active against the following common bacterial eye pathogens: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella/Enterobacter species, Neisseria species, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; this drug does not provide adequate coverage against Serratia marcescens and Streptococci including S pneumoniae

Usual Adult Dose for Keratoconjunctivitis

Apply topically in affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours, depending on severity of condition

Comments:
-If signs/symptoms fail to improve after 2 days of treatment, the patient should be re-evaluated.

Uses:
-For the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial infection or a risk of bacterial infection exists
-Ocular corticosteroids are indicated in inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe where the inherent risk of corticosteroid use in certain infective conjunctivitides is accepted to obtain a diminution in edema and inflammation; also indicated in chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns; or penetration of foreign bodies.
-The anti-infective component of this drug is active against the following common bacterial eye pathogens: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella/Enterobacter species, Neisseria species, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; this drug does not provide adequate coverage against Serratia marcescens and Streptococci including S pneumoniae

Usual Adult Dose for Blepharitis

Apply topically in affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours, depending on severity of condition

Comments:
-If signs/symptoms fail to improve after 2 days of treatment, the patient should be re-evaluated.

Uses:
-For the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial infection or a risk of bacterial infection exists
-Ocular corticosteroids are indicated in inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe where the inherent risk of corticosteroid use in certain infective conjunctivitides is accepted to obtain a diminution in edema and inflammation; also indicated in chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns; or penetration of foreign bodies.
-The anti-infective component of this drug is active against the following common bacterial eye pathogens: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella/Enterobacter species, Neisseria species, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; this drug does not provide adequate coverage against Serratia marcescens and Streptococci including S pneumoniae

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-A maximum of 8 g should be prescribed initially and should not be refilled without further evaluation of the patient's condition.

Monitoring:
-Ocular: Monitor intraocular pressure frequently, especially if used for longer than 10 days.

Patient advice:
-If inflammation or pain persists longer than 48 hours or becomes aggravate, discontinue use and consult a physician.
-Avoid touching the tip of the tube to eyelids or to any other surface to avoid contamination.
-Use of this tube by more than 1 person may spread infection.

Further information

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