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Composition for NEOSPORIN

Bacitracin Topical(400IU),Neomycin Topical(3400IU)

food interaction for NEOSPORIN

alcohol interaction for NEOSPORIN

pregnancy interaction for NEOSPORIN

lactation interaction for NEOSPORIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Neosporin skin ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Neosporin skin ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for NEOSPORIN

Bacitracin Topical(400IU)

Uses

Bacitracin Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract.

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
Neomycin Topical(3400IU)

Uses

Neomycin Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Neomycin Topical is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin redness, Eye infection, Skin rash, Fever

Common Dosage for NEOSPORIN SKIN OINTMENT

Patients taking NEOSPORIN SKIN OINTMENT

  • 55%
    Once A Day
  • 30%
    Twice A Day
  • 10%
    Four Times A Day
  • 5%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for NEOSPORIN

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    Rs. 3.32/GM of ointment
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    save 46% more per GM of ointment

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Expert advice for NEOSPORIN

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

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.

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)