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Antibiotic Ophthalmic (Eye) Ointments and Drops
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Multiple generic antibiotics are used in a variety of eye ointments and suspensions for dogs, cats and other pets. Neomycin, polymyxin B, bacitracin, gentamicin, erythromycin, and tobramycin are antibiotics used singly and in various combinations to treat bacterial infections of the eyes and eyelids. The combination of the first three of these antibiotics is often termed "triple antibiotic." Adverse reactions and toxicities are unlikely if used according to directions. Your pet's eye should start to look better in 48 hours. If the eye looks the same or gets worse, contact your veterinarian. Remember to only use products specifically labeled for 'ophthalmic use' in the eye; do NOT use an ear or topical ointment in the eye.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.
www.aspca.org/apcc

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17


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