Cortomycin Suspension Side Effects
Generic name: hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 31, 2021.
Note: This document contains side effect information about hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cortomycin Suspension.
For the Consumer
Applies to hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, hydrocortisone/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.
Stop taking hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic and get emergency help immediately if any of the following effects occur:
- lightheadedness (sudden and severe)
- shortness of breath or trouble breathing (severe)
- swelling around face
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic:
- Itching, rash, redness, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine
- Blurred vision or other change in vision
- delayed healing of eye infection
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Burning or stinging when applying medicine
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension
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: Secondary infection developed[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Irritation
More about Cortomycin Suspension (hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic)
- During Pregnancy
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin B ophth)." Allscripts Pharmaceutical Company, Vernon Hills, IL.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.