Neosporin Side Effects
Generic name: bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b topical
Note: This document contains side effect information about bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Neosporin.
Some side effects of Neosporin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Applies to bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b topical: topical ointment
Stop using this medication and Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b topical: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have swelling, redness, itching, pus, or other signs of infection. Tell your doctor if you feel any numbness or tingling while using this medication.
A rare but serious side effect of this medication is hearing loss, which has occurred in people using other forms of neomycin. It is unlikely that you would absorb enough of this medicine through your skin to cause this effect. Call your doctor at once if you notice any changes in your hearing.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
More Neosporin resources
- Neosporin topical Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Neosporin drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Neosporin Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Neosporin Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Triple Antibiotic Topical Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
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