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Statrol (Neomycin Sulfate / Polymyxin B Sulfate Ophthalmic) - Warnings and Precautions



NOT FOR INJECTION INTO THE EYE. Should a sensitivity reaction occur, discontinue use. Neomycin Sulfate may cause cutaneous sensitization. Remove contact lenses before using.



As with other antibiotic preparations, prolonged use may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi. If superinfection occurs, appropriate measures should be initiated. Whenever clinical judgment dictates; the patient should be examined with the aid of magnification, such as slit lamp biomicroscopy, and, where appropriate, corneal staining.

Information for patients

This product is sterile when packaged. To prevent contamination, care should be taken to avoid touching the bottle tip to eyelids or to any other surface. The use of this bottle by more than one person may spread infection. Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use. Keep out of the reach of children.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

Long-term studies in animals to evaluate carcinogenic or mutagenic potential have not been conducted with Polymyxin B Sulfate. Treatment of cultured human lymphocytes in-vitro with neomycin increased the frequency of chromosome aberrations at the highest concentrations (80 µg/mL) tested; however, the effects of neomycin on carcinogenesis and mutagenesis in humans are unknown.

Polymyxin B Sulfate has been reported to impair the motility of equine sperm, but its effects on male or female fertility are unknown.


Teratogenic Effects

Pregnancy Category C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with STATROL® (Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates Ophthalmic Solution, USP). It is also not known whether Neomycin Sulfate and/or Polymyxin B Sulfate can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. STATROL Ophthalmic Solution should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether these drugs are excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when STATROL Ophthalmic Solution is administered to a nursing mother.

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