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Poly-Pred Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic (Poly-Pred)?
- What are the possible side effects of neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic (Poly-Pred)?
- What is the most important information I should know about neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic (Poly-Pred)?
- Who should not use neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic (Poly-Pred)?
- How should I use neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic (Poly-Pred)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Poly-Pred)?
- What happens if I overdose (Poly-Pred)?
- What should I avoid while using neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic (Poly-Pred)?
- What other drugs will affect neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic (Poly-Pred)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Poly-Pred)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Poly-Pred)?
An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, drink plenty of fluid and call an emergency center for advice.
What should I avoid while using neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic (Poly-Pred)?
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.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.
Use caution with contact lenses. Wear them only if your doctor approves. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses.
Avoid other eye medications unless your doctor approves.
What other drugs will affect neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic (Poly-Pred)?
Avoid other eye medications unless they are approved by your doctor.
Although drug interactions between neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic and drugs taken by mouth are not expected, they can occur. Be sure that your pharmacist and doctor know about any other medications that you are taking.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, others).
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about neomycin, polymyxin B, and prednisolone ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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