Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Gramicidin Ophthalmic

Reviewed on 9/13/2021

Brand Name: Gramicidin, Neosporin Ophthalmic Solution, Neocin-PG
Generic Name: Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Gramicidin Ophthalmic
Drug Class: Antibiotics, Ophthalmic Combos

What Is Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Gramicidin Ophthalmic and How Does It Work?

Neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic is used to treat and prevent ocular (eye) infection and/or inflammation.

Neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic is available under the following different brand names: Gramicidin, Neosporin Ophthalmic Solution, and Neocin-PG.

What Are the Dosages of Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Gramicidin Ophthalmic?

Dosages of Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Gramicidin Ophthalmic:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Ophthalmic Solution

  • (1.75 mg/10,000/0.025 mg)/1mL (10mL)

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Treatment and Prevention of Ocular Infection and/or Inflammation

  • 1-2 drops every 4-6 hours for 7-10 days; if severe 2 drops every 1 hour if necessary

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Gramicidin Ophthalmic?

Side effects of neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Gramicidin Ophthalmic?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

  • Neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

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What Are Warnings and Precautions for Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Gramicidin Ophthalmic? 

Warnings

  • This medication contains neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic. Do not take Gramicidin, Neosporin Ophthalmic Solution, or Neocin-PG if you are allergic to neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic or any ingredients contained in this drug.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Aminoglycoside/neomycin hypersensitivity; hypersensitivity to any product component

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Gramicidin Ophthalmic?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Gramicidin Ophthalmic?”

Cautions

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic with caution during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.
  • It is unknown if neomycin/polymyxin B/gramicidin ophthalmic is excreted in breast milk. Use caution while breastfeeding.
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/gramicidin-neomycin-polymyxin-b-gramicidin-ophthalmic-343578

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