Polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic: eye solution
No COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); eyelid swelling; increased or persistent redness, irritation, swelling, pain, or tearing of the eye.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
Ocular side effects are the most common, and include local irritation, increased redness, burning, stinging, and/or itching. This may occur on instillation, within 48 hours, or at any time with extended use.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity reactions have included lid edema, itching, increased redness, tearing, and/or circumocular rash.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects associated with oral trimethoprim have included photosensitivity.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Polytrim (polymyxin B-trimethoprim ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.
It is possible that some side effects of polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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