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Generic: bacitracin/HC/neomycin/polymyxin B topical
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It is also used to treat skin infections
               



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What is this medicine?

BACITRACIN; HYDROCORTISONE; NEOMYCIN; POLYMYXIN B (bass i TRAY sin; hye droe KOR ti sone; nee oh MYE sin; pol i MIX in bee) helps to reduce swelling, redness, and itching of the skin. It is also used to treat skin infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • any active infection including active cold sores
  • kidney disease
  • large areas of burned or damaged skin
  • skin wasting or thinning
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to bacitracin, hydrocortisone, neomycin, polymyxin B, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply a thin film of medicine to the affected area. Do not cover with a bandage or dressing unless your doctor or health care professional tells you to. Do not use on healthy skin or over large areas of skin. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. It is important not to use more medicine than prescribed. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

               
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