GENERIC NAME: polymyxin B sulfate and trimethoprim
BRAND NAME: Polytrim
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PRESCRIBED FOR: Polymyxin B sulfate/trimethoprim is used for treating bacterial conjunctivitis and blepharoconjunctivitis in the eyes.
SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of polymyxin B sulfate/trimethoprim are
- itching, and
- Hypersensitivity reactions like edema (swelling) and rash may occur.
PREPARATIONS: Polymyxin B sulfate/trimethoprim is a sterile eye drop, containing polymyxin B sulfate 10,000 units/ml and trimethoprim sulfate 1 mg/ml, available in 10 ml dispenser bottles.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions have not been established for polymyxin B sulfate/trimethoprim combination eye drops.
PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY: There are no adequate studies done on polymyxin B sulfate/trimethoprim to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.
It is not known whether polymyxin B sulfate/trimethoprim enters breast milk. It is best use caution before using it in nursing mothers.
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