polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Polytrim)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Polytrim)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic (Polytrim)?
Do not use this medication while you are wearing contact lenses. Polymyxin B anbd trimethoprim ophthalmic may contain a preservative that can be absorbed by soft contact lenses and cause discoloration. Wait at least 15 minutes after using polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic before putting your contact lenses in.
Avoid using other eye medications that your doctor has not prescribed.
What other drugs will affect polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic (Polytrim)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new; medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about polymyxin B and trimethoprim ophthalmic.
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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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