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NEOMYCIN W/HYDROCORTISONE
ANTIBIOTIC W/STEROID - TOPICAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

ANTIBIOTIC W/STEROID - TOPICAL

Uses

This medication contains an antibiotic and a steroid used on the skin to prevent or treat minor infections.

How To Use

This medication is for topical use only. Clean and dry the affected area as directed, then apply a small amount of the medication on the skin. A thin layer is all that is needed. Do not bandage, wrap or cover the area treated unless you are instructed to do so by your doctor. Do not use large amounts, apply this more often or use this for a longer period than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may be increased. Avoid contact in or near the eyes or inside the nose and mouth.

Side Effects

This medication may cause burning, redness or irritation the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms continue, become worse or you develop a skin rash, notify your doctor. Very unlikely to occur but report promptly the following side effects: unusual weakness, weight loss, nausea/vomiting, fainting, dizziness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: any infection to the area being treated, any allergies you may have. Though very unlikely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed into your bloodstream. This may have undesirable consequences that may require additional corticosteroid treatment. This is especially true for children and for those who have used this for an extended period if they also have serious medical problems such as serious infections, injuries or surgeries. This precaution applies for up to one year after stopping use of this drug. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication is found in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: skin products, antibiotics. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

If the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days, notify your doctor. Inform all your doctors you use (or have used) this medication. Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat. Check the expiration date on the tube and discard any expired medication.