Polymyxin B

Kathryn Dzintars, Pharm.D., BCPS, Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D.
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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Serious infections caused by P. aeruginosa, H. influenzae, E. coli, E. aerogenes, and K. pneumoniaewhen alternative agents are contraindicated.
  • Ocular infections with or without steroids (e.g., bacterial conjunctivitis and blepharoconjunctivitis, ophthalmic drops)
  • Meningitis (intrathecal route ONLY)

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • Prophylaxis of superficial skin infections (topical)
  • Irrigation of urinary bladder (adjunctive treatment)

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Last updated: January 3, 2017