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Triple Antibiotic Topical ointment
Generic Name: bacitracin/neomycin/polymyxin B topical | Brand Name: Neosporin
What is this medicine?BACITRACIN; NEOMYCIN; POLYMYXIN (bass i TRAY sin; nee oh MYE sin; pol i MIX in) is 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:
- animal bite
- deep wound
- serious burn
- an unusual or allergic reaction to this bacitracin, neomycin, polymyxin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
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 hands before and after use. Apply a thin film of medicine to the affected area. Use your doses at regular intervals. 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 on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse. Do not use longer than 7 days unless instructed by your doctor.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- infection, redness, swelling of skin
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.