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Who should not use gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment)?

Do not use gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only.

It is not known whether gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment)?

Use gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B eyedrops exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using your eyedrops.

To apply the eyedrops:

  • Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye or drops in both eyes, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops.

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it.

Store gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped.

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