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Neomycin Topical

INFORMATION

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

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Expert advice

  • Avoid direct contact of cream/ ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 7 days of use. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to neomycin or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)