Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension

Last updated on RxList: 10/7/2019
Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 10/7/2019

Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and hydrocortisone) is a combination of two antibiotics and a steroid used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension is available in generic form. Common side effects of Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension include temporary stinging, burning, irritation, itching, or redness of the eyes/ears for a minute or two when applied. Other side effects of Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension include blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light.

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 Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe itching, redness, or swelling of your eyes;
  • eye discomfort, crusting or drainage (may be signs of infection);
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • pain behind your eyes, sudden vision changes; or
  • a wound that will not heal.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild eye itching or irritation; or
  • eye redness.

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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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)

© Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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