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Polycin

Generic Name: bacitracin and polymyxin B ophthalmic (BAS i TRAY sin and POL ee MIX in B off THAL mik)
Brand Name: AK-Poly-Bac, Polycin
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Drug Information:
Bacitracin and polymyxin B are antibiotics that kill bacteria. Polycin (for the eyes) is a combination medicine used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes or eyelids. Polycin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Do not use Polycin if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. Polycin treats only infections that are caused by bacteria. You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to bacitracin or polymyxin B. Do not use Polycin if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. This medicine treats only infections that are caused by bacteria. Learn more

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Polycin Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about bacitracin / polymyxin b ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Polycin.

For the Consumer

Applies to bacitracin/polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Eye irritation.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bacitracin/polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Allergic sensitization reactions (including itching, swelling, conjunctival erythema), more serious hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis)

Local

Frequency not reported: Local irritation upon application

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Polycin (www.drugs.com/mtm/polycin.html).