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Neo-polycin

Generic Name: bacitracin, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin B (ophthalmic) (BAS i TRAY sin, HYE droe KOR ti sone, NEE oh MYE sin, and POL ee MIX in B off THAL mik)
Brand Name: Neo-Polycin HC
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Drug Information:
Neo-Polycin HC ophthalmic (for the eyes) is a combination antibiotic and steroid medicine that is used to treat eye inflammation caused by uveitis, eye injury, radiation, chemical burns, or certain other conditions. Neo-Polycin HC is used when there is a risk of bacterial infection in or around the eye. Neo-Polycin HC may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use this medicine if you have a fungal or viral infection in your eyes (including herpes simplex). Learn more

Neo-polycin Side Effects

Neo-Polycin HC Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Neo-Polycin HC.

For the Consumer

Applies to bacitracin/hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Eye irritation.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bacitracin/hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment

General

Adverse reactions have occurred with this combination of drugs which can be attributed to the corticosteroid component, the anti-infective component, or the combination; the exact incidence is unknown.

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Conjunctival erythema, itching, swelling, fungal infection of cornea, viral infection of cornea

Hydrocortisone:

-Frequency not reported: Intraocular pressure increased, glaucoma developed, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, optic nerve damage, wound healing delayed

Local

Frequency not reported: Irritation

Other

Frequency not reported: Secondary infection developed

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Allergic sensitization, anaphylaxis

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Neo-polycin