NEOSPORIN Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 050176/002.

Names and composition

"NEOSPORIN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NEOMYCIN SULFATE and POLYMYXIN B SULFATE.

Answered questions

Neosporin on cuts........?
Thanks very much! Asked by Rosanne Crispen 4 months ago.

Put Neosporin on the Bandaid then put the Bandaid on the cut. Two reasons for this: 1. By putting Neosporin on the Bandaid you keep the tube of Neosporin sterile since the Bandaid is sterile. Don't let the tube of Neosporin touch your skin--that will contaminate the tube. This is very important and few people seem to know how to maintain sterile first aid supplies! 2. If you put Neosporin on a cut without a Bandaid it will just get wiped out very fast on your bedsheets. The Bandaid keeps the Neosporin on your cut AND keeps your cut clean all night long. • It is fine to wear a Bandaid for day and night. It's a personal preference. • I recommend a 1 minute wash with soap and water before you apply the Bandaid/Neosporin. This gives you a good start for anti-infection. Answered by Cory Buenviaje 4 months ago.

You need to put a bandaid on it or it would just rub off and not do very much good. I would actually recommend wearing the bandaid and Neosporin during the day and then at night leaving it uncovered to let the air get to it. It's better to have it uncovered at night while you sleep, that way you're less likely to get it dirty. Answered by Lucien Johnico 4 months ago.


Neosporin on acne scars?
i have some acne scars on my chin. i am currently using neosporin on them to heal them because i tried it once and it worked. but i was wondering... will it clog my pores or dry my skin out? thanks Asked by Jae Schwantd 4 months ago.

Technically Neosporin is not supposed to be used for anything except cuts or scrapes, but I have used it a few times for acne scarring too. The difference is Neosporin is for healing, and you're using it for cosmetic reasons, which it wasn't designed for. It shouldn't dry out your skin... if anything, it will make it softer as new skin cells are developed. It also won't necessarily clog your pores, but if you're rubbing it in with your finger, the natural oils from your finger will rub into your face, which could actually produce a new pimple in the place of the scar. So just be wary of that. If you really want to treat your acne scars with a cream, ditch the Neosporin and buy Mederma. It's sold in most grocery stores. Most doctors highly recommend it for treating scars and it will do a much better job than Nesporin. However, if you just use Neosporin occasionally, I don't think any harm will come of it :) It's a very good product. Answered by Mei Stechlinski 4 months ago.

While it took little less than two months for me to really see a difference, my acne, blackheads and whole lot of other skin problems I had such as eczema had completely cleared! It was totally amazing... Get Rid Of Acne Permanently? Answered by Gisela Percell 4 months ago.


Question about Neosporin and cuts?
About 3 weeks ago i picked some pimples on my face and they scabbed up for about a week. Now 2 weeks later (3 weeks after initial picking) the marks are dark red with a little indentation in the skin. I am wondering if i should cover the red marks (some of the red marks are turning a brownish color) with neosporin.... Asked by Carleen Quitedo 4 months ago.

About 3 weeks ago i picked some pimples on my face and they scabbed up for about a week. Now 2 weeks later (3 weeks after initial picking) the marks are dark red with a little indentation in the skin. I am wondering if i should cover the red marks (some of the red marks are turning a brownish color) with neosporin. I have been using stuff from wintercrest.org and have been keeping the area moist with it. Also is a band aid a good idea to use or should i let it air out? Thanks for the help, the marks are very noticeable and are on my face. Answered by Celine Adamo 4 months ago.

I've used Neosporin every summer for the past two years. Up until recently, I never experienced insect bite reactions. However, after receiving a mosquito bite a couple of years ago, Neosporin became my best friend. Aside from helping relieve pain, this product has amazing results when it comes to easing itchiness. Before, I would scratch until my skin hurt, but not any more. At the first sign of itchiness from an insect bite, I apply topical Neosporin to the infected area. Within minutes, the discomfort is relieved. Because Neosporin is a first aid antibiotic, it can be used to relieve pain associated with a variety of other conditions. For example, if you accidentally burn yourself while cooking or using a curling iron, applying Neosporin to the injury can quickly calm the pain, and assist with faster healing. If using Neosporin on a cut, burn, or scrape, you can expect the injury to completely heal 3 to 5 days quicker. I prefer Neosporin because it functions as an antibiotic and includes a "no-sting" ingredient. This Original Neosporin by Pfizer is in a 2" tube with a small twist cap. I hate to spend $5.79 for the small .5 oz size but when I need to use it the price someone does not matter. I purchased it at Walgreens drug store but can be purchased where Health Aids are sold. They have a few other Neosporin products, but I've only purchased this Original tube for my family's needs. This is a Triple Action Protection meaning it contains Active ingredients of Bacitracin, Neomycin and Polymycin. The Inactive ingredients are; cocoa butter, cottonseed oil, olive oil, sodium pyruvate, Vitamin E and white petrolatum. It's for external use only. The combination of the 3 Active ingredients help kill bacteria with antibiotic agents that also slow down or stop the growth of bacteria. This ointment can be applied 3 times a day but not to exceed 1 week if condition persists, gets worse, you see a rash or allergic reaction. In this case, consult your doctor. Not to be used for serious injuries such as dog bites, deep or puncture wounds and burns that need medical attention. This product should be kept away from children and if injested, you should get medical attention or call the Poison Control Center right away. They recommend you to keep one in your kitchen, bathroom workshop and travel bag. But since a little goes a long way, I find I can use one tube around my home and take it along if I'm going away for an extended time with my other essenctial Beauty & Health items. Neosporin's website claims this ointment helps heal a wound 4 days faster than bandage alone. I do believe that statement and have tested that theory but I'm not sure if it's 4 days. It's a #1 doctor recommended brand. This ointment may reduce or avoid scars. Answered by Vada Bucheli 4 months ago.

Yes, neosporin is one of the medications which can safely be used on dogs. There are some medications that can be used on people and animals (neosporin, pepto bismol, etc) , but it's important to check which before medicating your pet. Neosporin isn't OK to use on cats, but it's just fine for a dog. It's just a general disinfectant, not going to hurt anything. Answered by Emerita Fuentes 4 months ago.

If you picked your zits, they might scar. So DON'T do that in the future. Oh-kay. Neosporin will help when you first get a cut... And it will protect when your cut is healing. If your zits are scabbing, and that is truly what is happening, you can put some on, but it probably won't make a difference. Just DON'T continue to pick them or touch them. Let them heal by themselves. Band-aids are totally up to you. Answered by Hung Byam 4 months ago.

I wouldn't recommend Neosporin. Just keep the area clean and use a toner. Answered by Katrina Gauron 4 months ago.

neosporin wouldn't really help... but you can also try. i would experiment. but i would say the best choice is to leave it unbandaged... it needs to breathe. but what i would reccomend is to not pick at it again. i have scars too.... but i just leave it alone. next time, wait until it is ready to be picked. if you really have to pick at it. like me. i can't stand them, so i pick. wait until you see that it's really white if it's really a pimple. then pop. you should not by sweating and like killing your skin while popping it. it should be fairly easy. when it comes out, it's liquid-gel-ish. if it's a whitehead, which i have lots of. if you apply pressure and rake through it, then there would be a bump... if it's that, then just squeeze. like pimple. but it's solid. but picking at it before then is bad. i had it really bad one time. it swelled up, and even then, i couldn't pop it. and yet it went away by itself with no scar. hope i helped! Answered by Randy Udy 4 months ago.


Does Neosporin Get rid of Scars?
I have scars on my leg that look like little dots, and people make fun of them and they keep getting scratched. Does Neosporin work? Thanks for the Answers!! Asked by Melonie Loughridge 4 months ago.

Neosporin is basically just antibiotics in a petroleum jelly base, sometimes with other minor additions like vitamin E. Neosporin only works for new and unhealed wounds, and its only effect is to promote faster and cleaner healing. The antibiotics can help prevent the injury from becoming infected, while the gel like texture, (again, petroleum jelly, vitamin E), helps lock in your body's natural moisture to speed up the healing, as well as prevent scabbing that will worsen the scar after the injury has healed. So really, use of neosporin will not only be ineffective on scars, but frequent use can be unhealthy because of the antibiotic. A previous answer recommended vitamin E, which can be purchased in softgel form from many stores, and opened and applied directly on the scars. It is still debatable as to whether or not vitamin E reduces scars, but I personally use this from time to time, and feel it makes a slight improvement for still-red scars. But my best advice for you is to ask a dermatologist, especially if they are in an area that is often getting scratched or irritated, (which takes the issue of seeking attention for scarring from cosmetic to medical reasons). A dermatologist will give you the absolute best advice to follow on how to take care of, minimize, and otherwise deal with your scars. Good luck! (: Answered by Valeri Henehan 4 months ago.

Does Neosporin Remove Scars Answered by Zulema Revells 4 months ago.

Natural Scar Removal Method Answered by Margorie Chaton 4 months ago.

Hi, I am a dermatologist by profession and within a careeer of 10 years I have seen lots of acne problems. According to me Red and white pimples are the worst and painful. Acneprone skin is very sensitive, even if you touch it once the redness will increase with itching. According to me there is no magical way to heal your pimples over night as this is the puffed part of your skin due to the bacteria. In simple words try to improve your diet and have lots of water that helps in healingg process. Un-necessary oily food should be avoided to get a healthy spotless skin. Answered by Shayne Frans 4 months ago.

I am not a doctor nor a specialist but this may help: 1) rinse your face as soon as you wake up, after you come home from outside and before you sleep. 2) eat a lot of apples( i do not know how but that really helped me) 3) drink a lot of water..A LOT 4) exercise to sweat and get dirt off your face Give it a try, i am sure it will work. It worked for me Answered by Ha Duma 4 months ago.


Poly bacitracin vs Neosporin?
Which is the better topical antibiotic? Asked by Kemberly Sturmer 4 months ago.

Neosporin and Bacitracin are both broad spectrum antibiotics, and both are too toxic for internal use. They are about equal in their efficacy on the skin for superficial scrapes and cuts. However, neither penetrates the normal skin so they will be of no effect for a skin infection such as impetigo or cellulitis. Also, studies have shown putting a gel or ointment based product on a fresh cut actually delays healing. Cleanse the wound with hydrogen peroxide or a painless alternative. Good tea tree oil is also excellent as a skin antibacterial, and has mild analgesic properties as well. It can penetrate the normal surrounding skin to a degree and help prevent any spread of infection as well. Cleans a fresh would with water; only use soap if there is gross dirt present. Then peroxide, then a band-aid. Watch for sign of infection such as pain, redness, oozing and seek medical care if these develop. Briant Burke, MD [email protected] Answered by Jeremiah Ristau 4 months ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Poly bacitracin vs Neosporin? Which is the better topical antibiotic? Answered by Miguelina Brunot 4 months ago.

personally speaking I really like the neosporin, but I can totally share my confusion as to what is really best. If it's really bad I go to the doctor Answered by Angelika Scariano 4 months ago.

You don't need three antibiotics, and the third antibiotic is actually harmful to many people and can prolong healing indefinitely. Polysporin is better. Answered by Nathan Ritcher 4 months ago.


Re: cat cuts--never put neosporin on cats.?
It will make the problem worse. Asked by Jacqueline Langfitt 4 months ago.

You can call your local veterinarian and find out for sure, but I can't find anything that says that neosporin is toxic to cats, regardless of a previous post by a "Vet Tech". I've used neosporin on my cats numerous times before without any significant side effects, and with good success. FTR: : : I worked for veterinarians off and on for 20 years. I wasn't ever called a "vet tech", but rather a "vet assistant". The terminology has changed over the years, but the job is the same. Just because I was a vet assistant does not mean that I know everything or anything. The professional advice is always the best to take, that being straight from the Veterinarian him/herself. Of course, you don't want to gob on the neosporin. A light dab or very thin layer of it on the injured area is plenty enough. If the cat is licking the wound with the neosporin on it, try bandaging the site with the neosporin under the bandage. As with all medications that are not prescribed by your veterinarian, use with caution. Cats are much more sensitive to certain drugs and applications than dogs. For example, never ever give your cat an aspirin, whereas a dog can tolerate it just fine. NOTE: : : Any medical concerns should always be directed to a qualified trained veterinarian and not to a forum such as this where you are going to get a confusing number of varied answers. The professional answer is always the best answer to go by. Answered by Maira Engleman 4 months ago.

You can either train the cat, or get it de-clawed. Some people view de-clawing as cruel, but if done by a professional and done at an early age it isn't as bad as they make it out to be. Personally I think de-clawing is a little harsh when training the cat isn't that difficult, it's cheaper, and it teaches the cat good habits instead of just taking away their toes. To train the cat simply get a water bottle or squirt gun and keep it full of cold water at all times. Carry it around with you and every time you see the cat heading for a scratch make a "psst" noise and spray the cat with water. Cat's don't like to be sprayed with water so they will turn away from what they're doing to get away from the water. After a little while the cat will associate the noise with the water, and eventually you can faze out the water bottle and your cat will respond to the noise alone. You can also pick your cat up and take it to it's scratching post, pick up it's paws and make a scratching motion with them on the post, and reward the cat with a treat. It's not as effective but it will show the cat that the post is a good place for it to scratch rather than your furniture. If that's all too much work for you there's a claw capping kit you can get at pet stores that covers the claws to make them soft, but I don't know much about the product so I'm not sure how well it works. I've trained about 6 cats with the "psst" noise and water bottle and never had any problems. Answered by Marvel Hannula 4 months ago.

Never use any "human medicine" on a cat. I am a veterinary technician. Any human medicine that is used on animals can actually make things worse. Something as neosporin can actually cause rashed on cats or even cause an infection. Cats have a natural instinct to heal/clean themselves. The one thing that you can do if you feel as though you need to do something: take a clean washcloth and place and place under slight warm (not hot as a cats skin is very sensitive) water. Use this to lightly rub the area that is cut. I wouldn't suggest that you do anything though as it usually makes things worse. Just let your cat heal him/herself. Answered by Jack Hasch 4 months ago.

The Neosporin site can't recommend using it on animals. Best thing to do is double check with your veterinarian. It will take a 2 minute phone call. Answered by Lawanda Canonico 4 months ago.

You should never play doctor on an animal. Take the cat to a vet Answered by Jenniffer Godboldt 4 months ago.

My cat had a raw spot on one of his paws and the vet told me to use hydrocortizone cream. She said it was safe even if the cat licked it off. I used it on my cat and his paw healed and he did not get sick from licking the cream. Answered by Kallie Salters 4 months ago.

If your cat has a bad cut or infection please take her to the vet. Answered by Sam Khim 4 months ago.


Is it safe to put neosporin on lips?
i accidently bit my lip and it hurts! its not in my mouth its almost is. it hurts really bad and is kinda swollen. Asked by Nita Worst 4 months ago.

Neosporin is an antiseptic. You use it on broken skin to prevent infection. If the skin of your lip isn't broken open or bleeding, neosporin won't help. You'd be better off with an ice pack, especially if your lip is swollen. For future reference, you CAN use neosporin on your lips. I have even used it inside my mouth whenever I've gotten a canker sore! The small amount that you use to treat an open injury is not harmful to your body. If you ate the whole TUBE... THAT would be dangerous (and incredibly stupid), but I'm sure you're too smart for that. For now, just use an ice pack, eat some popsicles, and try not to kiss anybody until the lip's feeling better. Answered by Laquita Defiglio 4 months ago.

Neosporin is fine to put on your lips. I do this myself when my lips are chapped. Answered by Lora Preedom 4 months ago.

I'm not sure about neasporin but vasaline works Answered by Ariel Gilberg 4 months ago.


What is ths difference in neosporin and polysporin? i have a cut and want to know which will help heal faster!?
Asked by Van Vides 4 months ago.

Neosporin and Polysporin are two topical ointments that may seem interchangeable, however there is one key difference that separates the two. The main difference is the Neosporin ointment contains Neomycin, which is an aminoglycoside antibiotic....because Neosporin combines three antibiotics, instead of only two in Polysporin, you may treat or prevent a wider range of bacterial infections by using Neosporin. See the differences between the two below. 

Neosporin Original Active Ingredients: 
- Polymyxin B Sulfate 
- Bacitracin Zinc 
- Neomycin 

Polysporin Ointment Active Ingredients: 
- Polymyxin B Sulfate 
- Bacitracin Zinc Personally, I have been using Neosporin for the past 35 years. I have an incurable disease that leaves me with open, draining, and bleeding wounds, and it has always helped me heal. Answered by Naida Hemmes 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
050176/002 NEOSPORIN NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE CREAM/TOPICAL EQ 3.5MG BASE per GM and 10,000 UNITS per GM
050417/001 NEOSPORIN BACITRACIN ZINC; NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE OINTMENT/OPHTHALMIC 400 UNITS per GM and EQ 3.5MG BASE per GM and 10,000 UNITS per GM
060582/001 NEOSPORIN GRAMICIDIN; NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE SOLUTION/DROPS/OPHTHALMIC 0.025MG per ML and EQ 1.75MG BASE per ML and 10,000 UNITS per ML

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
050176/002 NEOSPORIN NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE CREAM/TOPICAL EQ 3.5MG BASE per GM and 10,000 UNITS per GM
050344/002 STATROL NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE OINTMENT/OPHTHALMIC EQ 3.5MG BASE per GM and 10,000 UNITS per GM
050456/001 STATROL NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE SOLUTION/DROPS/OPHTHALMIC EQ 3.5MG BASE per ML and 16,250 UNITS per ML
060707/001 NEOSPORIN G.U. IRRIGANT NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE SOLUTION/IRRIGATION EQ 40MG BASE per ML and 200,000 UNITS per ML
060707/002 NEOSPORIN G.U. IRRIGANT NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE SOLUTION/ IRRIGATION EQ 800MG BASE per 20ML and 4,000,000 UNITS per 20ML (EQ 40MG BASE per ML and 200,000 UNITS per ML)
062339/001 STATROL NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE SOLUTION/DROPS/OPHTHALMIC EQ 3.5MG BASE per ML and 16,250 UNITS per ML
062664/001 NEOMYCIN AND POLYMYXIN B SULFATE NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE SOLUTION/IRRIGATION EQ 40MG BASE per ML and 200,000 UNITS per ML
065106/001 NEOMYCIN AND POLYMYXIN B SULFATE NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE SOLUTION/IRRIGATION EQ 40MG BASE per ML and 200,000 UNITS per ML
065108/001 NEOMYCIN AND POLYMYXIN B SULFATE NEOMYCIN SULFATE; POLYMYXIN B SULFATE SOLUTION/IRRIGATION EQ 40MG BASE per ML and 200,000 UNITS per ML

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