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Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin B Ophthalmic Suspension
Ocular allergy/inflammation
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Drug Name:

Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin B Ophthalmic Suspension Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Hydrocortisone 10mg, Neomycin (as sulfate) 3.5mg, polymyxin B sulfate 10000 Units; per mL; contains thimersol.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin B Ophthalmic Suspension:

For steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial infection or a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists.

Adult:

1 or 2 drops in affected eye(s) every 3 or 4 hours, depending on severity. Max initial ℞: 20mL; do not refill without further evaluation.

Children:

Not established.

Contraindications:

Ocular fungal, viral or mycobacterial infections.

Warnings/Precautions:

Do not inject into the eye. Corneal or scleral thinning. Glaucoma. Monitor IOP, and for secondary infections in prolonged use. Discontinue if sensitization reaction occurs. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

Antibiotics + steroid.

Adverse Reactions:

Local irritation, sensitization (itching, swelling, conjunctival erythema), masks infection, delays healing; in prolonged use: increased IOP, cataracts, corneal perforation, optic nerve damage.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Cortisporin Ophthalmic.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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