Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates And Gramicidin Recall
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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions
NOT FOR INJECTION INTO THE EYE. This product should never be directly introduced into the anterior chamber of the eye or injected subconjunctivally.
Topical antibiotics, particularly neomycin sulfate, may cause cutaneous sensitization. A precise incidence of hypersensitivity reactions (primarily skin rash) due to topical antibiotics is not known.
The manifestations of sensitization to topical antibiotics are usually itching, reddening and edema of the conjunctiva and eyelid. A sensitization reaction may manifest simply as a failure to heal. During long-term use of topical antibiotic products, periodic examination for such signs is advisable, and the patient should be told to discontinue the product if they are observed. Symptoms usually subside quickly on withdrawing the medication.
Applications of products containing these ingredients should be avoided for the patient thereafter. (See PRECAUTIONS, General)
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Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Gramicidin Ophthalmic Solution is indicated for the topical treatment of superficial infections of the external eye and its adnexa caused by susceptible bacteria. Such infections encompass conjunctivitis, keratitis and keratoconjunctivitis, blepharitis and blepharoconjunctivitis.
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Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Gramicidin Ophthalmic Solution USP is a sterile antimicrobial solution for ophthalmic use.
EACH mL CONTAINS: ACTIVES: Neomycin Sulfate, (equivalent to 1.75 mg neomycin base), Polymyxin B Sulfate equal to 10,000 Polymyxin B units, Gramicidin, 0.025 mg; INACTIVES: Sodium Chloride, Alcohol (0.5%), Poloxamer 188, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water. Hydrochloric Acid and/ or Ammonium Hydroxide may be added to adjust pH (4.7- 6.0).
PRESERVATIVE ADDED: Thimerosal 0.001%.
Neomycin Sulfate is the sulfate salt of neomycin B and C, which are produced by the growth of Streptomyces fradiae Waksman (Fam. Streptomycetaceae). It has a potency equivalent of not less than 600 micrograms of neomycin base per milligram, calculated on an anhydrous basis.
The structural formulae are:
Polymyxin B Sulfate is the sulfate salt of polymyxin Bl and B2 which are produced by the growth of Bacillus polymyxa (Prazmowski) Migula (Fam. Bacillaceae). It has a potency of not less than 6,000 polymyxin B units per milligram, calculated on an anhydrous basis. The structural formulae are:
Gramicidin (also called gramicidin D) is a mixture of three pairs of antibacterial substances (Gramicidin A, B and C) produced by the growth of Bacillusbrevis Dubos (Fam. Bacillaceae). It has a potency of not less than 900 mcg of standard gramicidin per mg. The structural formulae are: