Sterile - Antibacterial
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic Ointment is
indicated for the treatment of superficial bacterial infections of the
eyelid and conjunctiva in dogs and cats when due to organisms susceptible to
the antibiotics contained in the ointment.
The three antibiotics present in bacitracin-neomycin-polymyxin
veterinary ophthalmic ointment provide a
broad spectrum of activity against the gram-positive and gram-negative
bacteria commonly involved in superficial infections of the eyelid and
- Bacitracin is effective against gram-positive bacteria
including hemolytic and non-hemolytic Streptococci and Staphylococci.
Resistant strains rarely develop.
- Neomycin is effective against both
gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria including Staphylococci,
Escherichia coli and Haemophilus influenzae and many strains of Proteus and
- Polymyxin B is bactericidal to gram-negative bacteria
Dosage and Administration:
Apply a thin film
over the cornea three or four times daily in dogs and cats. The area should
be properly cleansed prior to the use of Bacitracin-Neomycin-Polymyxin Veterinary Ophthalmic Ointment. Foreign bodies, crusted exudates, and debris
should be carefully removed.
Description: Each gram contains
Bacitracin Zinc 400 units, Neomycin Sulfate 5 mg (equivalent to 3.5 mg of
neomycin base), Polymyxin B Sulfate 10,000 units, in a base of White
Petrolatum and Mineral Oil.
Precautions: Sensitivity to bacitracin-neomycin-polymyxin veterinary ophthalmic ointment is rare;
however, if a reaction occurs, discontinue use of the preparation. As with
any antibiotic preparation, prolonged use may result in the overgrowth of
non-susceptible organisms including fungi. Appropriate measures should be
taken if this occurs. If infection does not respond to treatment in two or
three days, the diagnosis and therapy should be re-evaluated.
Care should be taken not to contaminate the
applicator tip of the tube during application of the preparation. Do not
allow the applicator tip to come in contact with any tissue.
Itching, burning or
inflammation may occur in animals sensitive to the product. Discontinue use
in such cases.
Federal law restricts this drug to
use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian
Warning: Do not use this product as a
pre-surgical ocular lubricant. Adverse reactions of ocular irritation and
corneal ulceration have been reported in association with such use.
How Supplied: 3.5 g [1/8 oz]
sterile tamper proof tubes.
Storage: 15°-25°C (59°-77°F).