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Polymyxin B

Polymyxin B Information

Polymyxin B Benefits & Uses

Polymyxin B is used to treat the following -

Polymyxin B Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Polymyxin B

Polymyxin B

Polymyxin B Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Polymyxin B is used -

  1. Urticaria
  2. Fever दुर्लभ
  3. Headache दुर्लभ
  4. Injection Site Allergic Reaction
  5. Drowsiness
  6. Paresthesia
  7. Irritability
  8. Dizziness दुर्लभ
  9. Flushing
  10. Inflammation of a vein

Polymyxin B Related Warnings

Is the use of Polymyxin B safe for pregnant women?

No research has not been done till date on the safety of Polymyxin B for pregnant women. So its effects on pregnant women are unknown.


Is the use of Polymyxin B safe during breastfeeding?

There is no research available on the side effects of Polymyxin B in breastfeeding women. Therefore, its impact is unknown.


What is the effect of Polymyxin B on the Kidneys?

Polymyxin B may have mild side effects on the kidneys.


What is the effect of Polymyxin B on the Liver?

Polymyxin B does not damage the liver.


What is the effect of Polymyxin B on the Heart?

There are no any side effects of Polymyxin B for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Polymyxin B with Other Drugs

Polymyxin B should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Polymyxin B Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Polymyxin B unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Ulcerative Colitis
  3. Gastritis
  4. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

Frequently asked Questions about Polymyxin B

Is this Polymyxin B habit forming or addictive?

Polymyxin B does not cause addiction.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Polymyxin B as you may feel sleepy.


Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Polymyxin B only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Polymyxin B is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Polymyxin B Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Polymyxin B

You can take Polymyxin B with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Polymyxin B

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Polymyxin B.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Polymyxin B
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 759