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food interaction for NEOSPORIN H

alcohol interaction for NEOSPORIN H

pregnancy interaction for NEOSPORIN H

lactation interaction for NEOSPORIN H

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


Bacitracin Topical(400 u)


Bacitracin topical is used alone or in combination with neomycin and polymyxin to treat and prevent superficial and minor skin infections due to wounds, cuts or burns.

How it works

Bacitracin belongs to the class of medications called polypeptide antibiotics. It acts by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the wounds thereby relieving associated symptoms. 

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin rash
Hydrocortisone Topical(10 mg)


Hydrocortisone topical is used to treat mild to moderate inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema (itchy, oozing, and crusting skin rash), contact dermatitis (itchy, oozing, and crusting skin rash after contact with certain plants, cosmetics, irritants like detergents), insect bite reactions or psoriasis (a skin condition associated with red, raised, itchy and scaly patches).

How it works

Hydrocortisone belongs to the class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the immune cells responsible for causing dryness, itching, oozing, and crusting of skin, thereby relieving the swelling and irritation associated with various skin disorders.

Common side effects

Acne, Allergy, Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Condition worsened, Itching, Dry skin, Skin thinning, Stretch marks
Neomycin Topical(3400 u)


Neomycin is used topically to prevent or treat skin infections caused by bacteria.

How it works

Neomycin belongs to the class of medications called as antibiotics. It prevents the bacterial growth by stopping the production of essential protein in the bacterial cells, thereby relieving the associated symptoms. 

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin redness, Eye infection, Skin rash, Fever
Polymyxin B Topical(5000 u)


Polymyxin B topical is used in combination with other antibiotic (e.g., neomycin) and steroid (e.g., dexamethasone) medications, for treatment of infections of eye, ear, and skin, which are not fungal or viral.

How it works

Polymyxin B belongs to a group of medications called as polypeptide antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that causes the infection.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Itching


No substitutes found

Expert advice for NEOSPORIN H

Clean and dry the site of infection before applying bacitracin. 
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.
Do not use bacitracin unnecessarily and avoid overuse.
Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for NEOSPORIN H

Bacitracin Topical

Q.Is bacitracin a sulfa drug?
 No, Bacitracin is not a sulfa drug.
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?
For additional topical infections in MRSA, bacitracin could be used.

Hydrocortisone Topical


Q. Is hydrocortisone topical safe?
Hydrocortisone topical is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is hydrocortisone topical good for ringworm, cold sores, haemorrhoids, scars or burns?
No. Hydrocortisone topical is contraindicated in any condition where the skin is infected or inflamed or has an open wound.
Q. Does hydrocortisone topical help in eczema, acne, hives, dry skin and thrush?
Hydrocortisone topical relieves the itching associated with eczema and local swelling and itching associated with hives. It should not be used in acne, dry skin and thrush.

Neomycin Topical

Q. Does neomycin expire?
Yes. The expiry date is provided on the ointment tube.
Q. Does neomycin topical cover pseudomonas?
No, neomycin topical 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 neomycin cause tinnitus?
Neomycin is known to cause damage to the ear. One of the symptoms of damage to ear is tinnitus.

Polymyxin B Topical

 Q. Is polymyxin B topical an antibiotic/sulpha drug/penicillin? 
Polymyxin B belongs to a class of medications called as antibiotics. It is not a sulpha drug/penicillin.
Q. Does Polymyxin B topical expire?
Polymyxin B topical does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date.
Q. Does Polymyxin B topical treat pink eye or conjunctivitis? 
Polymyxin B topical may be used to treat pink eye or conjunctivitis. Your doctor will decide the most suitable medication based on your condition.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)