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bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B (topical) (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B (Medi-Quik, Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to bacitracin, neomycin, or polymyxin B.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have any drug allergies.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B is harmful to an unborn baby. Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B (Medi-Quik, Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic)?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Before you apply this medication, wash the skin area with soap and water and then dry it thoroughly.

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.

This medication can be applied up to 3 times each day, or as directed on the medicine label. Cover the wound with a bandage if desired. Clean the wound and use a new bandage each time you apply bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B.

Use this medication for as many days as recommended on the label or by your doctor, even if your symptoms start getting better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

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

Store this medication at room temperature away from hot or cold temperatures.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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