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Polymyxin B

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Polymyxin B

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SIDE EFFECTS

See WARNING box.

Nephrotoxic reactions: Albuminuria, cylin-duria, azotemia, and rising blood levels without any increase in dosage.

Neurotoxic reactions: Facial flushing, dizziness progressing to ataxia, drowsiness, peripheral paresthesias (circumoral and stocking glove), apnea due to concurrent use of curariform muscle relaxants, other neurotoxic drugs or inadvertent overdosage, and signs of meningeal irritation with intrathecal administration, e.g., fever, headache, stiff neck and increased cell count and protein cerebrospinal fluid.

Other reactions occasionally reported: Drug fever, urticarial rash, pain (severe) at intramuscular injection sites, and thrombophlebitis at intravenous injection sites.

Read the Polymyxin B (polymyxin b sulfate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/10/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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