Polymyxin B Sulfate And Trimethoprim Solution Recall
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NOT FOR INJECTION INTO THE EYE. If a sensitivity reaction to Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution occurs, discontinue use. Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution is not indicated for the prophylaxis or treatment of ophthalmia neonatorum.
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Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution is indicated in the treatment of surface ocular bacterial infections, including acute bacterial conjunctivitis, and blepharoconjunctivitis, caused by susceptible strains of the following microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus viridans, Haemophilus influenzae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.*
*Efficacy for this organism in this organ system was studied in fewer than 10 infections.
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Polymyxin B Sulfate and Trimethoprim Ophthalmic Solution is a sterile antimicrobial solution for topical ophthalmic use. It has a pH of 4.0 to 6.2 and osmolality of 270 to 310 mOsm/kg.
Chemical Names: Trimethoprim sulfate, 2,4-diamino-5-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl)pyrimidine sulfate (2:1), is a white, odorless, crystalline powder with a molecular weight of 678.72 and the following structural formula:
Polymyxin B sulfate is the sulfate salt of polymyxin B 1 and B 2 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 mg, calculated on an anhydrous basis. The structural formula are:
Contains: Actives: polymyxin B sulfate 10,000 units/mL; trimethoprim sulfate equivalent to trimethoprim 1mg/mL. Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.04 mg/mL. Inactives: sodium chloride; sulfuric acid and purified water. May also contain sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment.