Disclaimer

polymyxin b/trimethoprim - ophthalmic, Polytrim

GENERIC NAME: POLYMYXIN B/TRIMETHOPRIM - OPHTHALMIC (paw-lee-MIX-in B SUL-fate/try-METH-oh-prim)

BRAND NAME(S): Polytrim

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is used to treat bacterial infections (such as blepharitis, conjunctivitis) of the eye. It contains 2 antibiotics. Polymyxin B works by killing the bacteria. Trimethoprim works by stopping the growth of the bacteria.This medication treats only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections. Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.




Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pill Finder Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.


Back to Medications Index

copyright

STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!