Bacitracin Polymyxin B
Generic name: bacitracin zinc and polymyxin B sulfate
Dosage form: ophthalmic ointment
Drug class: Ophthalmic anti-infectives
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 1, 2020.
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Bacitracin Polymyxin B Description
Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment, USP is a sterile antimicrobial ointment formulated for ophthalmic use.
Bacitracin zinc is the zinc salt of bacitracin, a mixture of related cyclic polypeptides (mainly bacitracin A) produced by the growth of an organism of the licheniformis group of Bacillus subtilis var Tracy. It has a potency of not less than 40 bacitracin units/mg. The structural formula for bacitracin A is:
Polymyxin B sulfate is the sulfate salt of polymyxin B1 and B2, which are produced by the growth of Bacillus polymyxa (Prazmowski) Migula (Fam. Bacillaceae). It has a potency of not less than 6,000 polymyxin B units/mg, calculated on an anhydrous basis. The structural formulae are:
Each gram contains: Actives: Bacitracin Zinc equal to 500 bacitracin units and Polymyxin B Sulfate equal to 10,000 polymyxin B units; Inactives: Mineral Oil and White Petrolatum.
Bacitracin Polymyxin B - Clinical Pharmacology
Polymyxin B sulfate attacks gram-negative bacilli, including virtually all strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Haemophilus influenzae species.
Bacitracin is active against most gram-positive bacilli and cocci including hemolytic streptococci.
INDlCATlONS AND USAGE
For the treatment of superficial ocular infections involving the conjunctiva and/or cornea caused by organisms susceptible to bacitracin zinc and polymyxin B sulfate.
This product is contraindicated in those individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components.
Ophthalmic ointments may retard corneal healing.
As with other antibiotic preparations, prolonged use may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi. Appropriate measures should be taken if this occurs.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Bausch & Lomb Incorporated at 1-800-321-4576 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Bacitracin Polymyxin B Dosage and Administration
Apply the ointment every 3 or 4 hours for 7 to 10 days, depending on the severity of the infection.
FOR OPHTHALMIC USE ONLY
How is Bacitracin Polymyxin B Supplied
Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B Sulfate Ophthalmic Ointment, USP is available in tubes with an ophthalmic tip applicator in the following size:
3.5 g tube (NDC 24208-555-55)
Store between 15° to 25°C (59° to 77°F). KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED
Keep out of reach of children.
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Bridgewater, NJ 08807 USA
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Tampa, FL 33637 USA
© 2020 Bausch & Lomb Incorporated or its affiliates
Revised: February 2020
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Bacitracin Zinc and
Polymyxin B Sulfate
FOR OPHTHALMIC USE ONLY
Net Wt. 1/8 oz
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