bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Ocu-Spore-B)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to bacitracin, neomycin, or polymyxin B.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B should not be used on a child.
How should I use bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Ocu-Spore-B)?
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Wash your hands before using bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic ointment.
To use the ointment:
Do not allow the tip of the ointment tube to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the tip becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye. Do not share the ointment with another person.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic will not treat a viral or fungal infection of the eye.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if your infection gets worse while using this medication.
If you use this medication long-term, you may need frequent eye exams to make sure this medication is not causing harmful effects. Do not miss any follow-up visits to your doctor.
Store bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube tightly capped when not in use.
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.
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