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Polybiotic-NB Eye Ointment

Manufactured byTRENDS PHARMA PVT LTD
ContainsPolymyxin B (5000 International units ) + Neomycin (3400 International units ) + Bacitracin (400 International units )
Description

Polybiotic-NB Eye Ointment is a combination medicine of neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin. The combination of neomycin, polymyxin B, bacitracin is available in two formulations in which one can be used for skin infections, the other can be used for both skin and eye infections based on the manufacturer's instructions. It is used to treat and prevent skin and eye infections associated with minor cuts, abrasions, burns, injuries, eye surgery, etc. This medicine is not recommended to use in children below 2 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Polybiotic-NB Eye Ointment

  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Blistering and peeling of skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye irritation and discomfort
  • Blurred vision

Uses of Polybiotic-NB Eye Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial skin infections
  • Bacterial eye infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Polymyxin B, Neomycin, Bacitracin or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Duration of therapy

This medicine is usually recommended to use for not more than 7-10 days unless prescribed by your physician. Consult your physician in case of persisting symptoms of infection.

Diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of this medicine in such cases.

Other medicines

This combination medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Aminoglycosides

This medicine is not recommended for use along with other aminoglycosides due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects including kidney damage and hearing loss.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Driving or Operating machinery

Ophthalmic use of this medicine may cause blurred vision in some patients. If you experience blurred vision during treatment with this medicine, it is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery until your vision is clear.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin ribbon of ointment to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by disrupting the cell wall formation and inhibiting certain proteins required for the growth of the bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous antibiotics, Ophthalmic anti-infectives, Topical anti-infectives

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. India-pharma.gsk.com. 2019 [cited 19 April 2019]. Available from:

https://india-pharma.gsk.com/media/701216/neosporin-ointment.pdf

Bacitracin Zinc, Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B Sulfate Ointment [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 19 April 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=e542c53b-03b0-4314-9964-37546e2668ab&type=display

Polymyxin B Sulfate: DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 10 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00781

Neomycin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00994

Bacitracin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 17 April 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00626
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