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Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment Side Effects

Generic Name: bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

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 Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment.

For the Consumer

Applies to bacitracin/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic 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

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions including itching, swelling and conjunctival erythema have been reported. Anaphylaxis and other more serious hypersensitivity reactions have been reported rarely.[Ref]

Local

Local side effects have included irritation upon administration.[Ref]

References

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

Further information

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.

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