drooping of the eyelid, Parenteral:Abnormal kidney function, Albuminuria, sensitivity to light or blurred vision, injection site inflammation .Ointment:Uncommon: Inflammation for the surface of the eye, drowsiness, facial flushing, itching or discomfort, swelling or redness or irritation of the eye, dizziness, fever, pain in the eye, rash, feeling increased pressure in the eye, change in the size of the pupil, abnormal sensations in the eye or increased production of tears.Rare: Thinning of the surface of the eye.
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is polymyxin B an antibiotic/sulpha drug/penicillin?Polymyxin B belongs to a class of medication called antibiotics. It is not a sulpha drug/penicillin.
Q. Is polymyxin B bacteriostatic or bacteriocidal?Polymyxin B is bactericidal i.e. it kills bacteria.
Q. Does Polymyxin B expire?Polymyxin B does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date.
Q. Does polymyxin B treat pink eye or conjunctivitis? Does it treat sties?Polymyxin B is not used to treat pink eye or conjunctivitis. It is not used for the treatment of sties in the eyes.
Q. Is polymyxin B safe for infants?It is not considered to be safe for infants.
Q. Should polymyxin B be taken by pregnant or breast-feeding women?There are no studies in pregnant or breast feeding women showing safety of this drug. Follow the doctor’s instructions clearly for use of polymyxin B.