Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Bacitracin (Topical)
Brand Names : Bactine First Aid Antibiotic, Foille, Mycitracin, Neosporin Maximum Strength Ointment, Neosporin Ointment, Topisporin
Before Using This Medicine
If you are using this medicine
without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label.
For topical neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin combination, the following
should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to this medicine or to any related antibiotic, such as amikacin
(e.g., Amikin), colistimethate (e.g., Coly-Mycin M), colistin (e.g., Coly-Mycin
S), gentamicin (e.g., Garamycin), kanamycin (e.g., Kantrex), neomycin by mouth
or by injection (e.g., Mycifradin), netilmicin (e.g., Netromycin), paromomycin
(e.g., Humatin), polymyxin B by injection (e.g., Aerosporin), streptomycin,
or tobramycin (e.g., Nebcin). Also tell your health care professional if you
are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives or dyes.
Pregnancy - Neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin topical preparations
have not been studied in pregnant women. However, this medicine has not been
shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans.
Breast-feeding - It is not known whether topical neomycin, polymyxin
B, and bacitracin combination passes into breast milk. However, this medicine
has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
Children - Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult
patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of topical neomycin,
polymyxin B, and bacitracin combination in children with use in other age
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects
or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use
of topical neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin combination in the elderly
with use in other age groups.
Other 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. Tell your health care
professional if you are using any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter