6 Nov 2009
Polysporin is the brand name for a product containing bacitracin zinc and polymyxin B sulfate.
Neosporin is the brand name for a product containing neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B sulfate and bacitracin zinc.
They are both antibiotics used to treat infections and are available in several topical dosage forms ie eye drops, cream etc.
Neosporin contains neomycin which is not present in polysporin.
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What will happen if I used Polysporin ointment and later realized it had expired a few years ago?
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I had a severe allergic reaction (blistering 1/2 hour after application) to Neosporin.
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My husband is allergic to polysporin. Is it safe for him to take inhaled Colistin, also a polymixin?
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