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Neomycin Ophthalmic

Antibiotic, Bactericidal, Topical ophthalmic, Eye drop, Topical antibiotic combination

Brand Names

Mycitracin®, Neobacimyx®, Neosporin®, Optiprime®, Trioptic-P, Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Vetro-Biotic® Ointment, Vetropolycin®

Drug Information

Pharmacology

Broad spectrum bactericidal antibiotic.

Contraindications

Cat
  • Due to the risk of severe anaphylaxis and death, some feel triple antibiotic combination therapy is contraindicated in cats.

Adverse Effects

Dog
  • Hypersensitivity reactions are possible and thought to be related to neomycin allergy.
Cat
  • There are sporadic reports of anaphylaxis and death in cats associated with the use of triple antibiotic ophthalmic products.

Comments

None

Available Forms

Human
  • Most are bacitracin/neomycin/polymixin B with occasional variation; many trade names; Neosporin ® Ophthalmic Solution.
Veterinary – General
  • Ointment – Bacitracin / Neomycin / Polymixin B in 3.5 gram tube; Mycitracin ®, Neobacimyx ®, Trioptic-P ®, Vetropolycin ®, Vetro-Biotic ® Ointment in 1 oz or 30 gr tubes, generic. Approved for dogs and cats. Solution – Neomycin / Polymixin B; Optiprime ®. Approved for dogs.

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