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Composition for INTASPORIN


food interaction for INTASPORIN

alcohol interaction for INTASPORIN

pregnancy interaction for INTASPORIN

lactation interaction for INTASPORIN

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Intasporin powder may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Sulfacetamide is used to treat bacterial infections in eyes.

How it works

Sulfacetamide belongs to a class of medicines called sulfonamide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of infection causing bacteria.

Common side effects

Stinging sensation, Irritation, Burning sensation


Oral neomycin is used before the operation of the gut to kill the bacteria which normally live in the gut that may cause a serious infection and in treatment of patients with coma due to liver disease (hepatic coma). 

How it works

Neomycin is an antibiotic belonging to the class of aminoglycoside. Neomycin prevents the bacterial growth by stopping the production of essential protein in the bacterial cells.

Common side effects

Uncoordinated body movements, Itching, Eye irritation, Increased saliva production, Nausea, Renal injury, Increased sensitivity to light, Eye pain, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction, Tingling sensation, Eye surface inflammation, Vomiting, Abnormal blood cell, Drooping eyelids, Altered pupil size, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Pain, Skin redness, Numbness, Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Increased production of tears, Abnormal eye sensation, Increased intraocular pressure, Liver enzyme increased, Fever, Ear damage, Blurred vision, Mouth ulcer, Premature destruction of red blood cells, Allergy, Confusion, Thinning of eyes, Swelling


Bacitracin is used to prevent skin infections due to wounds, cuts or burns.

How it works

Bacitracin is an antibiotic that acts by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the wounds.

Common side effects

Rash, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Itching, Burning sensation in eye, Teary eyes


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Expert advice for INTASPORIN

  • Complete the full course of sulfacetamide treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not apply sulfacetamide while you are wearing contact lenses. Wait for at least 15-20 minutes after using sulfacetamide to put in the contact lenses.
  • Ensure that you do not rub your eyes even if your vision is blurred after applying sulfacetamide.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as sulfacetamide may cause blurred vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for INTASPORIN


Q. Is sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution an antibiotic/ a sulfa drug?
Sulfacetamide belongs to a class of medicines called sulfonamide antibiotics.
Q. Is sulfacetamide used for pink eye?
Yes. Sulfacetamide is used for pink eye (conjunctivitis; inflammation of the eye).
Q. Is sulfacetamide supposed to burn?
Sulfacetamide may cause burning sensation. Consult your doctor burning continues for more than 48 hours.


Q. Does neomycin has sulfa or does the sulphate present in this drug contain sulfa?
No, neomycin does not contain sulfa (sulphonamide group) and the sulphate group present in this drug has no link with sulfa either.
Q. Does neomycin expire?
Yes. The expiry date is provided on the blister pack of tablets or the ointment tube.
Q. Does neomycin cover pseudomonas?
No, neomycin is not effective against pseudomonas 
Q. Does neomycin contain penicillin?
No, neomycin does not contain penicillin. It belongs to a group of drugs called aminoglycosides.
Q. Does neosporin help acne /cold sores
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not treat acne  or cold sores. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin.
Q. Does neosporin help scars?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not help in the treatment of scars. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin.
Q. Does neosporin help cuts?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin only helps prevent or treat the infection of wounds. It does help heal the cuts.
Q. Does neomycin cause tinnitus?
Neomycin is known to cause damage to the ear. One of the symptoms of damage to ear is tinnitus.
Q. Is neomycin safe?
Neomycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Q. Is bacitracin a sulfa drug?
No, Bacitracin is not a sulfa drug.
Q. Is bacitracin bactericidal or bacteriostatic?
Bacitracin is bactericidal.
Q. Is bacitracin same as neosporin?
No, Neosporin is a combination of bacitracin, neomycin and polymixin B.
Q. Is bacitracin the same as bactrim?
No they are different.
Q. Is bacitracin safe for infants?
No, Bacitracin may not be safe for use in infants.
Q. Does bacitracin prevent scarring?
No, Bacitracin may not prevent scarring.
Q. Does bacitracin burn?
If applied in appropriate manner as prescribed it may not burn however in case of overdose/ hypersensitivity reaction, it may burn.
Q. Does bacitracin clog pores?
The contents of the ointment (wax) may cause clogging of pores.
Q. Does bacitracin treat MRSA?
No, treatment of MRSA may need systemic use of antibiotics; however, for additional topical infections in MRSA, bacitracin could be used.


Content on this page was last updated on 26 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)