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Bacitracin / Polymyxin B Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 25, 2021.

Applies to the following strengths: 500 units-10000 units/g

Usual Adult Dose for Ocular Infection

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Adult Dose for Keratitis

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Adult Dose for Keratoconjunctivitis

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Adult Dose for Blepharitis

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Adult Dose for Blepharoconjunctivitis

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Pediatric Dose for Ocular Infection

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Pediatric Dose for Keratitis

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Pediatric Dose for Keratoconjunctivitis

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Pediatric Dose for Blepharitis

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Usual Pediatric Dose for Blepharoconjunctivitis

Apply to the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours for 7 to 10 days.

Comments:
-Dosing and duration depend on severity of infection.

Uses: For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea due to organisms susceptible to this drug; for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa (including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis) due to susceptible bacteria

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to the active component or any of the ingredients

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For ophthalmic use only

Storage requirements:
-Store between 15C to 25C (59F to 77F); keep tightly closed.

Patient advice:
-Do not allow the applicator tip to contact the eye, eyelid, fingers, or any other surface.
-Stop this drug and contact physician if the condition persists/worsens or if rash/allergic reaction develops.

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