polymyxin b sulfate - injection, Polymyxin B Sulfate
GENERIC NAME: POLYMYXIN B SULFATE - INJECTION (paw-lee-MIX-in B SUL-fate)
BRAND NAME(S): Polymyxin B Sulfate
WARNING: This medication can cause serious kidney problems and nerve damage. It is usually given only in the hospital where you can be monitored closely for problems. The risk is increased if you already have kidney disease or are receiving other drugs that can harm the kidneys or nerves (e.g., cisplatin, colistin, high-dose aspirin, aminoglycosides such as amikacin, gentamicin, tobramycin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen). Before starting polymyxin, tell your doctor if you already have kidney problems.
Tell your doctor immediately if you notice an unusual decrease in the amount of urine, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, drowsiness, or irritability), numbness/tingling (especially around the lips), difficulty walking, unsteadiness, blurred vision, or weakness. To reduce the risk of these side effects, your doctor will monitor your progress and may test your kidneys.
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