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What should I know about polymyxin B before taking it?

Polymyxin B is an antibiotic that treats bacterial infections. It does not effectively treat viral infections. Polymyxin should be used to treat the specific bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa or bacteria that do not respond to less toxic medications, including H. influenzae, E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and aerobacter aerogenes. Because polymyxin B may affect kidney and lung conditions or neuromuscular diseases like myasthenia gravis, speak to your doctor about your medical conditions before beginning treatment.

The safety of Polymyxin B Sulfate during pregnancy is not known. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant before using Polymyxin B.

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