Bacitracin/Neomycin/Polymyxin B Topical Ointment 500 units/3.5 mg/10,000 units per gm
DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
Apply the medicine to the affected area.
If you are using this medicine on the scalp or other hairy areas, move hair out of the way and apply as directly to the skin as possible.
Before applying medicine, gently clean the wound well. Use a gauze soaked in normal saline solution or a cleaning solution recommended by your doctor.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
This medicine should only be used on the skin.
Do not use on animal bites, serious burns, deep wounds, or puncture wounds without your doctor's approval.
Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.
Wash your hands after using this medicine unless your hands are part of the area being treated.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsens after 7 days of using this medicine.
Seek medical attention if you see any signs of a serious infection. These signs include pain, increasing redness or pus where this medicine is being used.
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- skin irritation such as redness, itching, rash, or burning
- skin irritation where medicine is applied
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all
there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine.
Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete
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