Reduces swelling associated with bacterial infections
Works on a wide variety of bacteria
How it works: B.N.P. with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment contains bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B. These are antibiotics that treat bacterial infections. It also contains hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid that is used to treat swelling associated with bacterial infections of the eye. We also carry B.N.P Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment without the hydrocortisone ingredient.
Cautions: Before using B.N.P. with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eye ointments or eye medications. If your pet has swelling of the face or itching, or appears to have difficulty breathing, contact your veterinarian immediately. Do not touch the tube opening to any surface including eyes or hands, because the tube opening is sterile. This product may cause blurred vision.
Brand Name Vetropolycin HC (Dechra), Cortisporin (King), Neobacimyx-H (Schering Plough)
Generic Name Bacitracin, Neomycin, Polymyxin B with Hydrocortisone Ophthalmic
What is the most important information I should know about B.N.P. with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment: This medication is FDA-approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. It is a prescription medication available as a sterile eye ointment. The sterile ointment is usually applied as a thin film to the eye 3 or 4 times a day. Contact your veterinarian if your pet's symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement to your pet's condition after a few days. Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. The tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.
What is B.N.P. with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment: Bacitracin, Neomycin and Polymyxin B are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid, which is used to treat the swelling associated with bacterial infections. This ointment is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye, and may also be used for purposes other than those listed. 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, Hydrocortisone Acetate 10 mg (1%), in a base of White Petrolatum and Mineral Oil.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using B.N.P. with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment on my pet: Do not use this medication if your pet has a viral or fungal infection of the eye. It is used for bacterial infections only. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
How should this medication be used: Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Wash your hands prior to using the eye ointment. Apply a thin film of the ointment over the cornea three or four times daily. Foreign bodies, crusted exudates and debris should be carefully removed. Insert the tip of the tube beneath the lower lid and express a small quantity of the ointment into the conjunctival sac in dogs and cats. If applying another medication to the same eye, wait 10 minutes before the next application. Store this medication at 59° - 77 °F., away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped.
What happens if I miss applying a dose: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose the pet: An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, wash the eye with water and seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. If the ointment is ingested, have your pet drink plenty of water and contact a veterinary emergency center for advice.
What should I avoid while applying B.N.P. with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment to my pet: Do not touch the tube opening to any surface including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision. Avoid using other eye medications unless approved by your veterinarian.
What are the possible side effects of B.N.P. with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment: Itching, burning or inflammation may occur in animals sensitive to the product. Discontinue use in such cases. Serious hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions have been reported in cats within 4 hours of application of antibiotic ophthalmic preparations. Some of these reactions have resulted in death. Clinical and experimental data have demonstrated that corticosteroids administered orally or by injection to animals may induce the first stage of parturition if used during the last trimester of pregnancy and may precipitate premature parturition followed by dystocia, fetal death, retained placenta, and metritis. Additionally, corticosteroids administered to dogs, rabbits, and rodents during pregnancy have resulted in cleft palate in offspring. Corticosteroids administered to dogs during pregnancy have also resulted in other congenital anomalies, including deformed forelegs, phocomelia and anasarca.
What other drugs will affect B.N.P. with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment: Before using this medication, tell your veterinarian if you are giving your pet other eye ointment or eye medications. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with B.N.P. Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about this medication written for health professionals that you may read.
Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
B.N.P. with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment, a sterile prescription antibiotic and anti-inflammatory ointment used in dogs and cats, treats bacterial infections of the eye as well as swelling and inflammation that usually accompany an infection.
Tips: Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including hands and eyes. The tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection of the eye.
Dogs and Cats:
This sterile ointment is usually applied as a thin film to the inside of the lower eyelid 3 to 4 times daily. If applying another medication to the same eye, wait 10 minutes before the next application.
Storage: Store at at 59° - 77 °F., away from moisture and heat, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped.
B.N.P. with Hydrocortisone Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment:
Active Ingredients (per gram)
400 bacitracin units
5 mg (equiv. to 3.5 mg Neomycin base)
Polymyxin B Sulfate
10 mg per gram
Other Ingredients: White petrolatum and mineral oil base.
B.N.P. Works GREAT!
My poor little dogs eye was scratched by the claw of a bird and this product worked wonderfully! I highly recommend. -Now, any time there is a minor infection due to a grass blade getting in there or something like that, I use this and with one or two times of using it - the problem is gone. I came to PetMeds to see if I could find it here just so I could get more to have on hand.
Will Terramycin be safe to use the following day if the Neomycin treatment shows no improvement in three/four days of treatment? Eyes are clear, no fever but cat squints as though her eyes burn from the Neomycin. She doesn't feel well...still.
3 years, 3 months ago
Unfortunately, I can't tell you if there is or is not anything wrong with your pet's eyes. Especially if you say they are clear. I would suggest you not use Terramycin Eye Ointment and have your cat's eyes examined by your veterinarian.
Your veterinarian should have given you this information at the time you got your prescription. If you are not sure, you should call him/her up to clarify. In most instances, antibiotic eye treatment should continue for at least 2 or 3 days after the eye has cleared up, unless directed otherwise by your veterinarian.
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