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NEOMYCIN/BACITRACIN/POLYMYXIN - TOPICAL

Common Brand Name(s): Mycitracin, Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic
Phonetic Pronunciation: (nee-oh-MY-sin/paw-lee-MIX-in/bass-eh-TRAY-sin)
Information last revised May 2010

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This medication is used to prevent and treat minor skin infections caused by small cuts, scrapes, or burns. It is available without a prescription for self-medication. Do not use this product over large areas of the body. Ask your doctor first before using this product for serious skin injuries or infections (e.g., deep cuts, puncture wounds, animal bites, serious burns). A different treatment may be necessary for these types of conditions. This product contains neomycin, bacitracin, and polymyxin, antibiotics that work by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication prevents/treats only bacterial skin infections. It will not work for other types of skin infections (e.g., infections caused by fungi, viruses). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
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