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food interaction for NEBASPOR

alcohol interaction for NEBASPOR

pregnancy interaction for NEBASPOR

lactation interaction for NEBASPOR

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Nebaspor ointment 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.
Nebaspor ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Bacitracin(400 u)


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
Neomycin(3400 u/1g)


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
Polymyxin B(5000 u)


Polymyxin B is used in treating serious bacterial infections including respiratory infections and infections of the urinary tract. It is also given in combination with neomycin and dexamethasone or in combination with trimethoprim to treat bacterial infections in the eye.

How it works

Polymyxin B belongs to a group of medication called polypeptide antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria (gram negative) which causes the infection.

Common side effects

Nephrotoxicity, Neurotoxicity, Anaphylactic reaction, Shortness of breath, Exanthema, Fever, Increased white blood cell count (eosinophils), Tachycardia, Urticaria


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Expert advice for NEBASPOR

  • Clean and dry the site of infection before applying bacitracin. Application should be done by spreading the medication on the affected area forming a uniform film, preferably at same time of the day every day.
  • Ensure that you complete the duration of treatment as advised by your doctor.
  • Before you take bacitracin, inform your doctor if have /are being treated for kidney disease or have hearing problems.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any severe allergic reactions.
  • Do not use topical bacitracin for eyes, deep wounds, animal bites or severe burns.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for NEBASPOR


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.


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.

Polymyxin B

Q. Is polymyxin B an antibiotic/sulpha drug/penicillin?
Polymyxin B belongs to a class of medication called antibiotics. It is not a sulpha drug/penicillin.
Q. Is polymyxin B bacteriostatic or bacteriocidal?
Polymyxin B is bactericidal i.e. it kills bacteria.
Q. Does Polymyxin B expire?
Polymyxin B does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date.
Q. Does polymyxin B treat pink eye or conjunctivitis?
Polymyxin B is not used to treat pink eye or conjunctivitis.

Q. Does it treat sties?
 It is not used for the treatment of sties in the eyes.
Q. Is polymyxin B safe for infants?
It is not considered to be safe for infants.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)