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Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Bacitracin (Topical route)nee-oh-MYE-sin, pol-ee-MIX-in B SUL-fate, bas-i-TRAY-sin zink
In the US: Triple Antibiotic, Ultra Mide
Dosage formsOintment Cream Spray
Therapeutic: Antibacterial Combination; Chemical: Aminoglycoside
Uses of This Medicine
Neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin combination is available without a prescription.
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
PregnancyPregnancy Category Explanation All Trimesters D Studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy in a life threatening situation or a serious disease, may outweigh the potential risk.
Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Interactions with Medicines
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.Amifampridine
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.Alcuronium Atracurium Cidofovir Cisatracurium Colistimethate Sodium Decamethonium Doxacurium Ethacrynic Acid Fazadinium Foscarnet Furosemide Gallamine Hexafluorenium Metocurine Mivacurium Pancuronium Pipecuronium Rapacuronium Rocuronium Sorafenib Tubocurarine Vecuronium
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.Alcuronium Atracurium Bumetanide Cisatracurium Doxacurium Fazadinium Gallamine Hexafluorenium Metocurine Mivacurium Pancuronium Pipecuronium Rapacuronium Rocuronium Tubocurarine Vecuronium
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Proper Use of This Medicine
Do not use this medicine in the eyes.
Before applying this medicine, wash the affected area with soap and water, and dry thoroughly.
After applying this medicine, the treated area may be covered with a gauze dressing if desired.
To help clear up your infection completely, keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms have disappeared. Do not miss any doses.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor’s orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.For topical dosage form (ointment): For prevention of minor bacterial infections: Adults and children—Apply to the affected area(s) of the skin two to five times a day.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Precautions While Using This Medicine
If your skin problem does not improve within 1 week, or if it becomes worse, check with your health care professional.
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
More commonItching, skin rash, redness, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine
RareAny loss of hearing
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.