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Brand Names: Medi-Quik, Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic

Generic Name: bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B (topical) (Pronunciation: BAS i tray sin, NEE oh MYE sin, POL ee MIX in B)

What is bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B (Medi-Quik, Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic)?

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.

This medication may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B (Medi-Quik, Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic)?

Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have swelling, redness, itching, pus, or other signs of infection. Tell your doctor if you feel any numbness or tingling while using this medication.

A rare but serious side effect of this medication is hearing loss, which has occurred in people using other forms of neomycin. It is unlikely that you would absorb enough of this medicine through your skin to cause this effect. Call your doctor at once if you notice any changes in your hearing.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B (Medi-Quik, Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic)?

Call your doctor if your skin condition does not improve after using this medication for 1 week, or if your symptoms get worse.

Call your doctor at once if you have swelling, redness, itching, pus, or other signs of infection. Also tell your doctor if you feel any numbness or tingling while using this medication.

Do not apply the ointment over large skin areas. Do not use on a deep cut, an animal bite, or a serious burn. Call your doctor for instructions on how to treat these more severe skin injuries.

Avoid applying other creams, lotions, ointments, or other medicated skin products to the same areas you treat with bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B.



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