neomycin/polymyxin/prednisolone - ophthalmic drops, Poly-Pred
GENERIC NAME: NEOMYCIN/POLYMYXIN/PREDNISOLONE - OPHTHALMIC DROPS (nee-oh-MY-sin/paw-lee-MIX-in/pred-NIS-oh-loan)
BRAND NAME(S): Poly-Pred
USES: This medication is used to treat conditions with swelling (inflammation) of the eyes and to treat or prevent bacterial eye infections. This product contains neomycin and polymyxin, antibiotics that work by stopping the growth of bacteria. It also contains prednisolone, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that works by reducing swelling.This medication treats/prevents only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections and may worsen them (e.g., infections caused by viruses, fungi, mycobacteria). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
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