Rxs for Cortisporin (neomycin/polymixin B/hydrocortisone) drops are still causing confusion

Rxs for Cortisporin (neomycin/polymixin B/hydrocortisone) drops are still causing confusion...due to similar formulations, labeling, etc.

Eye versus ear. Look at abbreviations closely. Remember that the "A" stands for auditory in AD (right ear), AS (left ear), and AU (both ears)...and "O" stands for "ocular" in OD (right eye), OS (left eye), and OU (both eyes).

Check product labeling to verify you have the right med. Some products have a picture of an ear or eye to differentiate them...while others have "for use in the eye" or "for use in the ear" highlighted.

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