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Brand Names: Neosporin Ophthalmic, Ocu-Spore-G

Generic Name: gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Pronunciation: gram i SYE din, NEE oh MYE sin, POL ee MIX in B off THAL mik)

What is gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Neosporin Ophthalmic, Ocu-Spore-G)?

Gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B are all antibiotics. They are used to treat bacterial infections.

The ophthalmic form of gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Neosporin Ophthalmic, Ocu-Spore-G)?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Commonly, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling or crusting, tearing, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about gramicidin, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic (Neosporin Ophthalmic, Ocu-Spore-G)?

Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct.



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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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