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Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension

Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone) is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Neomycin and polymyxin B are antibiotics, and hydrocortisone is a steroid. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include temporary stinging or burning of the eyes/ears for a minute or two when applied.

The recommended dose of Cortisporin Ophthalmic is one or two drops in the affected eye every 3 or 4 hours, depending on the severity of the condition. The suspension may be used more frequently if necessary. Avoid other eye medications unless approved by your doctor. Cortisporin Ophthalmic may interact with oral steroid medications. Other drugs may interact with Cortisporin Ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Cortisporin Ophthalmic should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Opthalmic Suspension) »

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Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may temporarily sting or burn your eye/ear for a minute or two when applied. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Use of this medication for prolonged/repeated periods may result in a new fungal eye/ear infection and may increase your risk for other eye/ear problems (e.g., glaucoma, cataracts, hearing loss). Do not use this medication for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: new or worsening eye/ear symptoms (e.g., discharge, swelling, redness), vision/hearing problems, eye pain.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Opthalmic Suspension)»

What is Prescribing information?

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Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse reactions have occurred with corticosteroid/anti-infective combination drugs which can be attributed to the corticosteroid component, the anti-infective component, or the combination. The exact incidence is not known.

Reactions occurring most often from the presence of the antiinfective ingredient are allergic sensitization reactions including itching, swelling, and conjunctival erythema (see WARNINGS). More serious hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been reported rarely.

The reactions due to the corticosteroid component in decreasing order of frequency are: elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) with possible development of glaucoma, and infrequent optic nerve damage; posterior subcapsular cataract formation; and delayed wound healing.

Secondary Infection: The development of secondary infection has occurred after use of combinations containing corticosteroids and antimicrobials. Fungal and viral infections of the cornea are particularly prone to develop coincidentally with long-term applications of a corticosteroid. The possibility of fungal invasion must be considered in any persistent corneal ulceration where corticosteroid treatment has been used.

Local irritation on instillation has also been reported.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Opthalmic Suspension) »

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