Neosporin Disease Interactions
There are 2 disease interactions with Neosporin (bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b topical).
Neomycin (otic) (applies to Neosporin) perforated tympanic membrane
Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility.
Like other aminoglycosides, neomycin is potentially ototoxic, both to vestibular and to auditory functions. Therapy with neomycin otic preparations should be administered cautiously in patients with chronic otitis media or a perforated tympanic membrane. The risk of ototoxicity may be increased if medication enters the middle ear.
- "Product Information. Mycifradin (neomycin)." Emerson Laboratories (2001):
Topical aminoglycosides (applies to Neosporin) burns
Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Burns - External
Topical aminoglycosides should not be used on serious burns. When applied locally, aminoglycosides are generally not absorbed to a significant extent through intact skin but readily absorbed through denuded, burned, or granulating skin. Systemic adverse effects of aminoglycosides include nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity to vestibular and auditory functions. In general, topical aminoglycosides should not be used on large areas of the body or for more than 7 days without medical supervision.
- "Product Information. Myciguent (neomycin topical)." Pharmacia and Upjohn (2001):
Neosporin drug interactions
There are 21 drug interactions with Neosporin (bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b topical).
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
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