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Polysporin First Aid Antibiotic Ointment Side Effects

Generic name: bacitracin / polymyxin b topical

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 9, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about bacitracin / polymyxin b topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Polysporin First Aid Antibiotic Ointment.

Applies to bacitracin / polymyxin b topical: topical application bandage, topical application ointment.

Serious side effects

Along with its needed effects, bacitracin / polymyxin b topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking bacitracin / polymyxin b topical:

Incidence not known

  • Cough
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, skin rash
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.