NEO-MYXIDIN EYE & EAR DROPS
Each 1ml contains:
Polymyxin B sulphate 5000 I.U.
Neomycin sulphate (eq. to 1.75 mg neomycin base) 2.5 mg
Gramicidin 0.025 mg
Properties and Mode of Actionis a combination of:
Neomycin, a bactericidal aminoglycoside which binds to a specific receptor protein on bacterial ribosomes and inhibits protein synthesis. It is active mainly against G-ve bacteria.
Polymyxin B, a bactericidal antibiotic active against G-ve bacteria including Pseudomonas.
Gramicidin, a bactericidal antibiotic altering the permeability of bacterial cytoplasmic membrane. It is active against G+ve cocci.
Treatment of superficial ocular infections caused by susceptible micro-organisms.
Dosage and Administration
Mild - Moderate Infections:
1 drop every 3 - 4 hours.
1 drop every 15 - 30 minutes, gradually reduced.
As with all neomycin sulphate-containing preparations, conjunctival sensitivity may occur and as with other antibiotics, prolonged or repeated therapy may result in bacterial or fungal overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms in which case, appropriate measures should be taken. However it usually regresses with continued use.
Hypersensitivity to any component of the product, dendritic keratitis, vaccinia, varicella, mycobacterial infections of the eye, fungal diseases of the ocular structure, use after uncomplicated removal of a corneal foreign body.
Hypersensitivity reactions, burning sensation, stinging or transient irritation.
5 ml plastic dropper bottle.