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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Polytrim ophthalmic.

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10 Total User Reviews

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1-5 of 8 Next»
Condition: Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
11/25/2015 12:48:58 AM

Reviewer: Eynow, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have to use strong eye drops for itchy eyes daily but while using these drops I did not have to use the others drops. That was a nice benefit. These drops cleared up the pink eye in three days but my Dr told me to use them for 10 days regardless of what I thought the status was. The drops were cool feeling maybe a little bit of a sting if I were not used to it from my other drops.

Condition: Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
11/4/2015 10:34:58 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Went to urgent care with a goopy pink eye -prescribed me polytrim. Two days passed using the drops (with no improvement) then my eye and left side of my face swelled up. Returned to urgent care with eye swollen shut, pink eye, and blisters, to be told that the polytrim isn't the best medicine for everyone - prescribed steroids and tobramycin drops instead. Swelling still isn't all that ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
7/14/2015 1:52:44 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Went to urgent care and received this med late on a Saturday night. Took one dose before bed. My eye was goopier in the morning, but by mid afternoon (after 3rd dose) my eye was 75% better! I am on the 3rd FULL day now, and I don't even remember I have Pink Eye most of the time. Only complaint is the incessant itchiness for 30-45 mins after I take the drops. 2 drops in my eye 4x per day i ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
1/8/2015 9:07:58 PM

Reviewer: jerseygirl424, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
We were prescribed the generic version of this drug (Polymyxin B) at a walk-in clinic for my son's (14 y.o.) severe conjunctivitis. He took his first dose at Noon on Saturday and religiously followed the schedule of administering one drop per eye every four hours. After 5 days when his eyes were only marginally better, I took him to his pediatrician who told us the drops we were prescribed by ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Pink Eye from Bacterial Infection
6/21/2012 12:23:57 AM

Reviewer: Califsc, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Eyedrops caused a lot of itching!!!! The side effect was bad

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