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Formulation : Eye drops

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Polytrim /Polymixin/trimethoprim used for?

Polytrim is a prescription medicine that is used in the treatment of eye infections. Polytrim is an antibiotic that works by fighting the bacteria that have caused infection within the body.

How should Polytrim /Polymixin/trimethoprim be stored?

Polytrim eye drops should be stored at room temperature, in an area that is protected from heat, light and moisture. When not in use, ensure that the container holding Polytrim eye drops remains tightly closed.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Polytrim/Polymixin/trimethoprim ?

Polytrim eye drops are prescription required, and should be taken in the exact fashion that is outlined in your prescription. If your prescription is unclear, contact your healthcare provider for more information. Ensure that you wash your hands before and after applying eye drops. When applying eye drops, follow the directions in your prescription. Do not let the tip of the eyedropper come into contact with anything, including the surface of your eye, as this may cause contamination. Do not use Polytrim eye drops if the liquid has particles in it, or if it has recently changed colors.

When should Polytrim /Polymixin/trimethoprim not be taken?

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication, do not take Polytrim. This medication should additionally not be used while wearing contact lenses.

What precautions should I follow when taking Polytrim /Polymixin/trimethoprim ?

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before you begin using this medication.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Polytrim /Polymixin/trimethoprim ?

If you wear contact lenses, remove them before administering Polytrim eye drops and wait at least fifteen minutes before putting them back in.

When should Polytrim /Polymixin/trimethoprim not be taken?

Severe Side Effects: swelling or redness of your eyelids; eye redness, pain, irritation or sensitivity to light; or drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids.

Common Side Effects: mild burning, stinging, or itching in your eye; mild swelling, itching, or redness of your eyelids; blurred vision; watery eyes; or mild skin rash around your eyes.

Other: None.