Bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic: eye ointment
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic:
Burning, stinging, or mild irritation when you put neomycin/polymyxin b/bacitracin/hydrocortisone ointment in your eye.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); eye pain or swelling; severe or persistent eye itching, burning, or redness; vision changes.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment
Hypersensitivity reactions have included itching, swelling and conjunctival erythema. More serious reactions including anaphylaxis have been reported rarely.[Ref]
Ocular side effects associated with the corticosteroid component have included with elevated intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma, optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation and delayed wound healing. In addition, perforation of the cornea and sclera have occurred when administering topical steroids to patients with diseases that cause thinning of the cornea or sclera.[Ref]
The development of a secondary infection has been reported in patients treated with antimicrobial and corticosteroid combinations. Fungal and viral infections of the cornea can develop with long-term application of corticosteroids.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Cortisporin (bacitracin/HC/neomycin/polymyxin B ophthalmic)." Monarch Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol, TN.
Not all side effects for bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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