Polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on July 15, 2020.
For the Consumer
Applies to polymyxin b/trimethoprim ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, polymyxin b/trimethoprim 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 polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic:
- Increased redness, burning, stinging, or itching of the eye
Incidence not known
- Blurred vision
- change in color vision
- difficulty seeing at night
- increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
- increased tearing
- rash around the eye
- swelling of the eyelid
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]
Dermatologic side effects associated with oral trimethoprim have included photosensitivity.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Polytrim (polymyxin B-trimethoprim ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.
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