Neosporin Ophthalmic

Generic Name: Gramicidin

  • What is Neosporin Ophthalmic?

    Neosporin Ophthalmic is an eye drop used to treat bacterial infections in your eyes.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Neosporin Ophthalmic?

    If you use Neosporin Ophthalmic for a long period of time, it can lead to growth of bacteria that are resistant to the effects of this medicine.

    If you experience allergic reactions to Neosporin Ophthalmic, such as itching, reddening, or edema (swelling) of the eye or eyelid, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately.

    If you experience a discharge of pus, worsening inflammation, or pain, stop using Neosporin Ophthalmic and contact your doctor.

    Do not share Neosporin Ophthalmic with other persons who may have similar symptoms; the infection can spread if more than one person uses your medicine.

    If you don't handle Neosporin Ophthalmic properly, it can become contaminated by common bacteria known to cause eye infections. If you use contaminated medications, serious eye damage and vision loss can occur.

  • Who should not take Neosporin Ophthalmic?

    Do not use Neosporin Ophthalmic if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Neosporin Ophthalmic?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Neosporin Ophthalmic. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply 1-2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 4 hours for 7-10 days. Your doctor may give you a higher dose depending on the severity of your infection.

  • How should I take Neosporin Ophthalmic?

    Apply Neosporin Ophthalmic as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Neosporin Ophthalmic?

    Do not touch the tip of the container to your eye, eyelid, fingers, or any other surface.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Neosporin Ophthalmic?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Neosporin Ophthalmic at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Neosporin Ophthalmic?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic reactions, irritation

  • Can I receive Neosporin Ophthalmic if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Neosporin Ophthalmic during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Neosporin Ophthalmic?

    If you miss a dose of Neosporin Ophthalmic, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Neosporin Ophthalmic?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from light.