Polytrim Eye Dropsand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Trimethoprim Sulfate/Polymixin B Sulfate
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
1mg/10,000IU/mL Eye Solution/Drops
Trimethoprim Sulfate/Polymixin B Sulfate 1mg/10,000IU/mL
No generic is available for Polytrim 1mg/10,000IU/mL.
Trimethoprim Sulfate/Polymixin B Sulfate 1mg/10,000IU/mL
- Marketed as Polytrim Ophthalmic Solution in Canada
- Manufactured by Allergan Inc.
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Polytrim 1mg/10,000IU/mL.
Polytrim Eye Drops Drug Information
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Polytrim Drug Information
Polytrim Eye Drops Overview
Polytrim Eye Drops is used to treat bacterial infections (such as blepharitis, conjunctivitis) of the eye. It contains 2 antibiotics. Polymyxin B works by killing the bacteria. Trimethoprim works by stopping the growth of the bacteria. Polytrim Eye Drops treats only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections. Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
How to Use Polytrim Eye Drops
To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Use in the eyes only. Do not swallow or inject. Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Polytrim Eye Drops. Sterilize contact lenses according to the manufacturer's directions, and check with your doctor before you begin using them again. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch as directed by your doctor. Look downward, gently close your eyes, and place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose). Apply gentle pressure for 1 to 2 minutes before opening your eyes. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink or rub your eye. Repeat these steps if your dose is for more than one drop. If directed to use Polytrim Eye Drops in both eyes, repeat these steps for your other eye. Wait several minutes for your vision to clear before driving or operating machinery. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use. Dosage of Polytrim Eye Drops is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may direct you to use Polytrim Eye Drops more often at first, then use it less frequently as the infection improves. Follow your doctor's directions carefully. Tell your doctor if you are using other eye products (such as drops, ointments, artificial tears). Some ingredients in these products may interact with Polytrim Eye Drops and prevent it from working. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you can use these eye products while using Polytrim Eye Drops and how long to wait before applying the other products. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye. Use Polytrim Eye Drops regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Continue using it for the full time prescribed, usually 7 to 10 days. Stopping the medication too soon may allow the bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Polytrim Eye Drops Precautions
Before using polymyxin B/trimethoprim, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Polytrim Eye Drops may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Polytrim Eye Drops, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,contact lens use. After you apply Polytrim Eye Drops, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, Polytrim Eye Drops should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Polytrim Eye Drops passes into breast milk when used in the eye. It is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Polytrim Eye Drops Misdose
If you miss a dose of Polytrim Eye Drops, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Polytrim Eye Drops Interactions
See also How to Use section. The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring. To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with Polytrim Eye Drops. While using Polytrim Eye Drops, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval. Keep a list of all the products you use. Share the list with your doctor and pharmacist to reduce your risk for serious medication problems.
Polytrim Eye Drops Side Effects
What are Polytrim Eye Drops side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Polytrim Eye Drops may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Polytrim Eye Drops as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Polytrim Eye Drops
The side effects of Polytrim Eye Drops may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Polytrim Eye Drops. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Polytrim Eye Drops may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Polytrim Eye Drops, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Polytrim Eye Drops.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Polytrim Eye Drops, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Polytrim Eye Drops and the side effects associated with Polytrim Eye Drops are described in the following:
Common Polytrim Eye Drops Side Effects
- ocular inflammation
- ocular redness
- ocular itching
Less Frequent Polytrim Eye Drops Side Effects
- ocular irritation
Rare or Very Rare Polytrim Eye Drops Side Effects
Polytrim Eye Drops Storage
Store at room temperature. Different brands of Polytrim Eye Drops have different storage needs. Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your pharmacist. Do not freeze. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Polytrim Eye Drops when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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