Cortisporin Ophthalmic Ointment Side Effects
Generic name: bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 9, 2020.
Note: This document contains side effect information about bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cortisporin Ophthalmic Ointment.
For the Consumer
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
What are some other side effects of this drug?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Eye irritation.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
For Healthcare Professionals
Adverse reactions have occurred with this combination of drugs which can be attributed to the corticosteroid component, the anti-infective component, or the combination; the exact incidence is unknown.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Conjunctival erythema, itching, swelling, fungal infection of cornea, viral infection of cornea
Frequency not reported: Irritation[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Secondary infection developed[Ref]
More about Cortisporin Ophthalmic Ointment (bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic)
- During Pregnancy
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives
- Other brands
- Neo-Polycin HC
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Cortisporin (bacitracin/HC/neomycin/polymyxin B ophthalmic)." Monarch Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol, TN.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.