IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

NEOMYCIN/BACITRACIN/POLYMYXIN - TOPICAL

(nee-oh-MY-sin/paw-lee-MIX-in/bass-eh-TRAY-sin)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Mycitracin, Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic

USES: This medication is a combination antibiotic used on the skin to treat an infection.

HOW TO USE: This medication is for topical use only. Clean and dry the affected area as directed. Then apply a small amount of the medication on the skin. A thin layer is all that is needed. Cover with a bandage if directed to do so. Do not use large amounts, apply this more often or use this for a longer period than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may be increased. Use carefully if applying to the face. Do not apply to the inside of your nose or mouth; nor in your eyes.

SIDE EFFECTS: Notify your doctor if you develop: burning, redness, rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses or infections, allergies (especially to antibiotics). Though there have been no problems reported, tell your doctor if your are pregnant before using this medication. It is not known if the ingredients in this combination product are excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use including: other skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

NOTES: If the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days, notify your doctor.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat. Check the expiration date on the tube and discard any expired medication.

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