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(bas i TRAY sin & pol i MIKS in bee)
U.S. Brand Names
AK-Poly-Bac™; Polysporin® [OTC]
Canadian Brand Names
Mexican Brand Names
Glubacida; Nebacetina; Neosporín Dérmico; Polixin Ungena; Tribiot
Antibiotic, Ophthalmic; Antibiotic, Topical
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to bacitracin, polymyxin b, or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
How does it work?
• Bacitracin and polymyxin b work to injure the bacteria and fight the infection.
How is it best taken?
• Wash hands before and after use.
Skin: Powder and ointment (topical):
• Clean affected area before use. Make sure to dry well.
Skin: Powder (topical):
• Sprinkle powder over affected area.
Skin: Ointment (topical):
• Apply a thin layer to the affected skin and rub in gently.
• The treatment area may be covered with dressing.
• For the eye only.
• Tilt head back.
• Pull down lower eyelid of affected eye/eyes.
• Apply a thin film of ointment into the lower eye.
• Close eye and roll eyeball around for 1-2 minutes.
• Use other eye medicine 10 minutes after the ointment.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect from heat.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2005-04-07 16:20:35.0
Modified: 2010-03-09 08:25:05.0
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