For the treatment of superficial bacterial infections of the eyelid and conjunctiva in dogs and cats when due to organisms susceptible to the antibiotics contained in the ointment. Each gram contains Bacitracin Zinc 400 units, Neomycin Sulfate 5 mg (equivalent to 3.5 mg of Neomycin base), Polymyxin B Sulfate 10,000 units, in a base of White Petrolatum and Mineral Oil.
The three antibiotics present in Vetropolycin®
(bacitracin-neomycin-polymyxin) veterinary ophthalmic
ointment provide a broad spectrum of activity against the
gram-postitive and gram-negative bacteria commonly
involved in superficial infections of the eyelid and
Bacitracin is effective against gram-postitive
bacteria including hemolytic and non-hemolytic
streptococci and staphylococi. Resistant strains rarely
Neomycin is effective against both gram-positive
and gram-negative bacteria including staphylococci,
Escherichia coli and Haemophilus influenzae and may
strains of Proteus and Pseudomonas.
Polymyxin B is
bactericidal to gram-negative bacteria especially
Pseudomonas. No resistant strains have been found to
develop in vivo.
INDICATIONS: In the treatment of superficial bacterial
infections of the eyelid and conjunctiva in dogs and cats
when due to organisms susceptible to the antibiotics
contained in the ointment. Laboratory tests should be
conducted including in vitro culturing and susceptibility
tests on samples collected prior to treatment.
PRECAUTIONS: Sensitivity to Vetropolycin® (bacitracinneomycin-
polymyxin) veterinary ophthalmic ointment is
rare; however, if a reaction occurs, discontinue use of the
preparation. As with any antibiotic preparation, prolonged
use may result in the overgrowth of non-susceptible
organisms including fungi. Appropriate measures should be
taken if this occurs. If infection does not respond to
treatment in two or three days, the diagnosis and therapy
should be re-evaluated.
Care should be taken not to contaminate the applicator tip
of the tube during application of the preparation. Do not
allow the applicator tip to come in contact with any tissue.
ADVERSE REACTIONS: Itching, burning or inflammation
may occur in animals sensitive to the product. Discontinue
use in such cases.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Apply a thin film over
the cornea three or four times daily in dogs and cats. The
area should be properly cleansed prior to the use of Vetropolycin
® (bacitracin-neomycin-polymyxin) veterinary
ophthalmic ointment. Foreign bodies, crusted exudates,
and debris should be carefully removed.
CAUTION: Federal law restrict this drug to use by or on the
order of a licensed veterinarian.
WARNING: Do not use this product as a pre-surgical
lubricant. Adverse reactions of ocular irritation and corneal
ulceration have been reported in association with such use.
HOW SUPPLIED: 3.5 g (1/8 Oz) sterile tamper proof tubes.