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Neomycin Bacitracin Polymyxin Ophthalmic

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

This triple antibiotic solution or ointment is used to treat surface bacterial infections of the eye. These infections may occur in the cornea (clear part of eye) or in the conjunctiva (pink parts around eyelids).

 

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How do I give this medication?

  • Instill the drops in the pet's eye(s) as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
  • Wash your hands before and after administering the antibiotic.
  • Do not touch the eye with the tip of the dropper or tube
  • DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed and do not give more often than directed.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.
  • This medication may cause stinging upon application.

 

What do I do if I miss giving a dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.

 

How do I store this medicine?

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
  • Store this medicine in a tight, light resistant container.

 

What are the potential side effects?

  • Triple antibiotic preparations may sting when instilled in the eye.
  • Side effects are unusual with this medication.
  • If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.

 

Are there any possible drug interactions?

  • Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet.
  • Quite often, your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and sometimes a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
  • Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

This client information sheet is based on material written by: Lifelearn Inc.

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