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Medications

Neomycin/Polymyxin B Irrigation Solution 40 mg/200,000 units per mL

Uses

For infection prevention.

Instructions

This medicine is used to irrigate the bladder. DO NOT inject this medicine.

Carefully follow the instructions for preparing this medicine before use.

Keep this medicine in the refrigerator.

Discard any unused, mixed medicine after 48 hours in the refrigerator.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

You or a family member can be trained to give this medicine at home.

Keep the medicine in its original container.

Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.

This medicine is to be given continuously. Contact your doctor or home care provider right away if the medicine is interrupted.

Throw away the medicine after use. Do not save to use again later.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Do not use the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.

Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.

Contact your doctor if you develop any signs of a new infection such as fever, cough, sore throat, or chills.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • signs of kidney damage (such as change in urine color or bubbly urine)

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
  • muscle aches, spasms or abnormal movements
  • muscle weakness

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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