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NEOMYCIN - 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.

NEOMYCIN - TOPICAL

(nee-oh-MY-sin)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Myciguent

Uses

This medication is used to treat skin infections.

How To Use

Clean and dry the affected area before applying the medication. To apply, gently massage a small amount of the medication into the affected area and surrounding skin. Continue to use the medication as directed for the full time prescribed. Stopping therapy too early may not completely clear the infection causing it to return. Do not cover with bandages unless instructed to do so by your doctor. It may take one week before any improvement is seen. If no improvement is seen after four weeks, consult your doctor. Another medication may be necessary. Avoid using this medication around the eyes, nose or mouth.

Side Effects

This medication may cause burning, stinging or redness when first applied to the skin. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history especially: kidney disease, any allergies. Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., fungal infection). This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially of other skin products.

Overdose

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

Notes

This medication is prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it for another infection or share it with someone else. Another infection later on may require a different medication.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply as soon as remembered and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.