What is Vetropolycin?
Vetropolycin is a combination of three antibiotics: Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Bacitracin. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes and eyelids.
Who is it for?
Vetropolycin is for dogs and cats.
What are the benefits?
|*||Treats eye infections|
|*||Works on a number of different kinds of bacteria|
|*||Three antibiotics in one easy-to-apply ointment, which lasts longer than drops|
How does Vetropolycin work?
It uses three antibiotics to kill bacteria in and around the eye.
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
Vetropolycin is applied topically. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty applying the medication, contact your veterinarian.
If discharge is present, the area should be cleansed with a sterile eyewash solution prior to applying the ointment or solution. When applying ointments, place one hand under and around your pet's chin and lift upward, so your pet's eyes are looking toward the ceiling. Pull down gently on the lower lid with a finger or thumb, depending upon which eye you are treating.
Rest your other hand on top of your pet's head. Be sure the tip of the tube is pointed away from your pet's eye so if your pet jerks, the tube tip will not injure the eye.
Hold the tube of ointment about one inch from the eye and apply a short ribbon of ointment along the inner edge of the lower lid, starting at the inside corner of the eye. Rotate the tube when you reach the outer portion of the eye to help detach the ointment from the tube. Have your pet blink, and gently hold the eyelid shut.
Gently massage the closed eyelid to disperse the ointment. Ointments will blur your animal's vision for a few minutes after administration. Prevent your pet from bumping into things and becoming injured.
Never touch the tip of the tube to the pet's eye, lids, or eyelashes. Do not touch the inside of the cap with your fingers, as this will also contaminate the medication.Always wash your hands before and after applying this medication. If you are applying more than one medication to the eye, allow five minutes between applications so one medication is not washed out by the next. Be sure not to interchange the caps of medications.
What results can I expect?
Vetropolycin will work to kill the bacteria that are causing the infection. It will need to be applied multiple times to have the desired effect. Follow your veterinarian's directions. Your pet's eye should start to look better in 48 hours. If the infection does not improve within several days or if the condition worsens, contact your veterinarian. If the entire course of treatment is not given, the infection may recur or worsen.
What form(s) does it come in?
This medication comes in ointment form.