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
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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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