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Neosporin Ointment (Neosporin Antibiotic Cream) - Product Information
Bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B are antibiotics that kill bacteria on your skin. The combination of bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B topical (for the skin) is used to treat and prevent infections in minor cuts, scrapes, or burns on your skin.
Hydrocortisone contained in Neosporin-H is a synthetic steroid used as anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic agent.
Name of Drug
Neosporin Ointment 20g Sometimes Neosporin Ointment is also referred to as Neosporin Antibiotic Cream or Gel, Mycitracin and Topisporin.
Neosporin-H Ointment 5g. Sometimes Neosporin-H Ointment is also referred to as Neosporin-H Antibiotic Cream or Gel, Cortimyxin, Cortisporin, Polyspectran, Trimycin-H and Bacisporin.
Manufacturer of Neosporin Ointment (Neosporin Antibiotic Cream)
Neosporin Antibiotic Cream is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients in Neosporin Ointment
Each gram of Neosporin Ointment contains the following ingredients:
Polymyxin B Sulfate USP 5000 units, Bacitracin Zinc IP 400 units, Neomycin Sulphate IP 3400 units.
Each gram of Neosporin-H Ointment contains the following ingredients:
Polymyxin B Sulfate USP 5000 units, Bacitracin Zinc IP 400 units, Neomycin Sulphate IP 3400 units, Hydrocortisone IP 10 mg.
What is Neosporin Ointment Used For?
Neosporin Ointment is used to treat and prevent infections in minor cuts, scrapes, or burns on your skin.
Neosporin Ointment - Dosage
After removing any debris, such as pus or crusts, from the affected area, apply a thin layer of Neosporin Ointment 2 to 5 times daily over the affected area. You may cover the area with dressing or leave it exposed. Do not use the ointment in the eyes.
Neosporin Ointment should not be used for more than 7 days without medical supervision. If there is no improvement after 7 days of using this medication, call your doctor.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Neosporin cream belongs to a drug class called antibacterials.
It works by killing the bacterias which cause the infection.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Neosporin Ointment- Storage
Store Neosporin Ointment at room temperature, and keep it out of reach of children.
Warnings and Precautions when using Neosporin Ointment
Before you begin using Neosporin Antibiotic cream, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication. Absorption:
Absorbing a large amount of this medication into the body can increase the risk of damage to the ears or kidneys due to neomycin. Your doctor will monitor your closely if you are using this medication for burns, large ulcers, and other extensive conditions where significant absorption of neomycin is possible. Allergies:
Some people with certain skin conditions like eczema, ulcers, or chronic swimmer's ear may be more likely to develop an allergy to the ingredients of this medication. If your skin becomes scaly, red, swollen, or itchy, you should stop taking the medication and call your doctor as soon as possible. Kidney function:
People with decreased kidney function may need to use a lower dose. Your doctor will monitor you if you have decreased kidney function and are using this medication. Overgrowth of organisms:
Prolonged use of this medication may cause an overgrowth of types of organisms that this medication does not effectively kill. If the affected area worsens or does not improve, call your doctor as soon as possible. Pregnancy:
Neosporin Ointment is not recommended for use during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately. Breast-feeding:
This medication may pass into breast milk. This medication is not recommended for use while breast-feeding. Children:
For newborns and infants, absorption by immature skin may be increased. Very young children who use this medication may be at risk of increased blood levels and side effects. This medication is not recommended for children under 2 years of age. Seniors:
A decrease in dose may be necessary in seniors with decreased kidney function or a likelihood to absorb a significant amount of medication.
Side Effects of Neosporin Ointment
The following are the possible side effects of Neosporin Ointment:
Itching, pain, skin rash, scaling, swelling, redness, or other signs of skin irritation.
Buy Cheap Neosporin Ointment ( Neosporin Antibiotic Cream) Online
You can buy Cheap Neosporin Ointment (Neosporin Antibiotic Cream) and Neosporin H Ointment online from the Swiss Pharmacy. It is available in tubes of 20 g and 5 g respectively . The 20 g tubes are priced at only $ 5.50 per unit if you place an order for 10 tubes. The 10 g tubes are priced at only $ 3.50 per unit if you place an order for 10 tubes.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Tuesday, 25. January 2011.
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