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AK-Spore Ointment Side Effects

Generic name: bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 25, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name AK-Spore Ointment.

Applies to bacitracin/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment.

Serious side effects of AK-Spore Ointment

Along with its needed effects, bacitracin/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking bacitracin/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic:

More common

  • Itching, rash, redness, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine

After application, eye ointments usually cause your vision to blur for a few minutes.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment.


Frequency not reported: Allergic sensitization reactions (including itching, swelling, conjunctival erythema), more serious hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis)[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Local irritation upon administration[Ref]

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.