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Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension is a medication used to treat ocular inflammation associated with bacterial infection. It helps to relieve the symptoms of these infections, such as redness, swelling, and discharge, while also treating the underlying infection.
Cortisporin Ophthalmic contains three active ingredients, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin B, which work together to treat infections of the eye and surrounding structures.
Hydrocortisone is a steroid that reduces inflammation and itching, while neomycin and polymyxin B are antibiotics that work by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria. This combination is effective against a wide range of bacterial infections of the eye, including conjunctivitis, keratitis, and blepharitis.
Use and Dosage
Use one or two drops of Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension in the affected area eye every 3 or 4 hours, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Before using Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension, patients should wash their hands and tilt their head back while looking up. They should then pull down the lower eyelid to create a pouch and place one or two drops into the pouch. Patients should close their eyes for a few seconds to allow the medication to spread over the eye's surface. They should be careful not to touch the dropper tip to any surface, as this may contaminate the medication. If using other eye drops, patients should wait at least 5 minutes between using the Suspension and the other drops.
Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension should be used for the full prescribed course of treatment, which is usually 7 to 10 days. Patients should not wear contact lenses while using Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension, and it should not be used to treat contact lens-related eye infections.
Common Side Effects of Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Hydrocortisone):
- Itching, skin rash, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation in or around the ear not present before the use of this medicine
Serious Side Effects of Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Hydrocortisone):
- Blind spots in side vision
- Blurry vision
- Eye pain
- Seeing bright color as light yellow
- Seeing double
- Sensitive to light at night
- Severe allergic reactions: swollen eyelids, red or itchy eyes, shortness of breath
- Vision loss
Forms and Strength
Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Hydrocortisone) is available in the following forms and strength:
Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Hydrocortisone: Ophthalmic Suspension
- Allergic reactions may occur with the use of Cortisporin, and individuals with a known allergy to neomycin, polymyxin B, hydrocortisone, or any other ingredients in the medication should not use it.
- Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension should be used with caution in individuals with certain underlying medical conditions, including viral infections of the eye, fungal or mycobacterial infections of the eye, and certain types of glaucoma.
- Prolonged use of Cortisporin may increase the risk of developing secondary infections or other complications, and regular check-ups with an eye doctor may be necessary.
- Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension can cause temporary blurred vision or other changes in vision, and individuals should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until vision returns to normal.
- Cortisporin is not recommended for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, as it may affect the developing fetus or infant.
- Corticosteroids like hydrocortisone may suppress the immune system, increasing the risk of infections.
- Use of Cortisporin may result in secondary infection of fungal or bacterial origin.
- Use of Cortisporin may lead to corneal perforation if not properly monitored in patients with thin corneas.
- Cortisporin should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless deemed necessary by the physician.
- Patients should avoid touching the dropper tip to any surface, including the eye, to prevent contamination.
- Patients should not wear contact lenses while using Cortisporin.
- Cortisporin should be used with caution in pediatric patients, as they are more susceptible to developing systemic absorption and adverse effects.
- Patients should inform their physician of any other medications they are taking, as some may interact with Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension be used to treat viral infections of the eye?
No, Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension should not be used to treat viral infections of the eye.
Can I use Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension for my contact lens-related eye infection?
No, patients should not wear contact lenses while using Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension, and it should not be used to treat contact lens-related eye infections.
How should I store Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension?
Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture.
Can I use Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension if I have glaucoma?
Patients with glaucoma should use Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension with caution, as long-term use of corticosteroids like hydrocortisone may increase the risk of glaucoma.
How long can I use Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension?
Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension should be used for the full prescribed course of treatment,
It's important to purchase Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension from verified Canadian pharmacy.