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Neocin Side Effects

Generic name: bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on March 7, 2020.

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

For the Consumer

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

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

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

Hypersensitivity

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

Local

Frequency not reported: Local irritation upon administration[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment Sterile (bacitracin/neomycin/polymyxin B ophthalmic)." Monarch Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol, TN.

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