Conjuctivitis

Note

Most conjunctivitis is caused by viruses and antibiotic therapy is not warranted

Duration of Therapy

Depends on the clinical condition or response

First Line Therapy

Polysporin® eye/ear drops 10,000 U Polymyxin B, 0.025 Gramicidin, 2-5 times/daily

OR

Polysporin® ointment 10,000 U Polymyxin B, 500U Bacitracin, 2-5 times/daily

Alternatives (in Order)

Polytrim® eye drops. 1mg Trimethoprim, 10 000 U Polymyxin B, divided q3h

OR

Garamycin® eye drops. 3 mg Gentamicin base divided tid–qid

OR

Garasone® eye drops. 3 mg Gentamicin base, 1 mg Betamethasone USP tid–qid

OR

Ciloxan® eye drops. 3 mg Ciprofloxacin base divided q2–4h