Polymyxin B
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Polymyxin B?

(pol i MIKS in bee)

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have myasthenia gravis, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Irritation where the shot is given.

• Worsening kidney function.

• Allergic reactions can rarely occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include...