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Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm

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Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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1 OINTMENT

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About Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm

Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm belongs to the class of 'antibiotics' and is primarily used to treat bacterial infections. Eye formulations of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm effectively treat bacterial infections of the external eye, uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye (uvea)), eye injury, radiation, chemical burns. Bacterial infection occurs when harmful bacteria grow in the body and causes illness. Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm will not work for infections caused by fungi and viruses.

Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm is composed of four medicines: Bacitracin, Hydrocortisone, Neomycin, and Polymyxin B. Bacitracin is a bacteriostatic medicine (stops the growth or reproduction of bacteria). It works by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. Hydrocortisone belongs to the class of corticosteroids. It blocks the production of prostaglandins (chemical messengers) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy. On the other hand, Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic and prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Polymyxin B, an antibiotic, destroys the bacterial membranes by binding to the phospholipids on cell membranes of gram-negative bacteria. This process of binding causes the loss of essential metabolites in bacteria.

Your doctor will advise the appropriate dose that suits your infection. Common side effects of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm include burning, itching, skin rash, redness, dryness, and eye irritation. These side effects may not occur in every patient using this medication and differ individually. If the side effects persist longer or worsen, please seek a doctor's advice.

Let your doctor know if you are sensitive to Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm or any other medications. Aminoglycoside antibiotics like Neomycin are highly absorbed when applied on burned skin and can also cause kidney problems. Let your doctor know if you have kidney disease, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease), or Parkinson's disease (a brain disorder that affects movement) before using Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm. Avoid the contact of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm dispensing containers with eye, eyelids, fingers, and other surfaces to prevent contamination. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before starting any formulation of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm. 

Uses of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm

Bacterial infections. 

Medicinal Benefits

Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm treats bacterial infections. It comprises four medicines, namely Bacitracin, Hydrocortisone, Neomycin, and Polymyxin B. Bacitracin is a bacteriostatic medicine (stops the growth or reproduction of bacteria) and works by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis. Bacitracin is active against many gram-positive and some gram-negative bacteria. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid and blocks prostaglandins' production (chemical messengers) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy. Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic and prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. It has broad-spectrum activity against aerobic Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Polymyxin B, an antibiotic, destroys the bacterial membranes by binding to the phospholipids on cell membranes of gram-negative bacteria. This process of binding causes the loss of essential metabolites in bacteria. It is bactericidal against most gram-negative bacteria and has no in-vitro activity against gram-positive bacteria.

Directions for Use

Ointment: Apply a thin layer of cream with clean and dry hands on the skin's affected areas. You can also apply Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm with a piece of clean cotton wool or gauze swab. It is usually applied one to three times a day. Wash your hands before and after using Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm on the affected areas unless the treatment is for hands.Eye ointment: Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the eye ointment to your eye to avoid contamination. Please do not touch the ointment tube tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Tilt your head back, look upward and create a pouch by pulling your lower eyelid down. Squeeze the tube gently and place a 1/2 strip of ointment into the pouch. Close your eye and roll the eyeball to ease the spreading of medication. Do not try to blink and avoid rubbing the eye. After using, wipe the tip of the tube with a clean tissue and close the cap tightly.Eye drops: Tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid downwards and outwards. Gently squeeze the dropper and put the eye drops inside the eye/eyes. Blink a few times to spread the medication inside your eye.Ear drops: Do not touch the dropper and hold it close to the ear. Gently squeeze the dropper and put the drops inside the ear.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Skin rash
  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Eye irritation

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Let your doctor know if you are sensitive to Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm or any other medications. Aminoglycoside antibiotics like Neomycin are highly absorbed when applied on burned skin and can also cause kidney problems. Let your doctor know if you have any kidney disease, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease), or Parkinson's disease (a brain disorder that affects movement) before using Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm. Prolonged use of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm can cause an overgrowth of other microorganisms like fungi and develop bacterial resistance. Bacterial keratitis (an infection of the cornea) and ocular infections (eye infections) may also develop when topical eye products of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm get contaminated by patients with eye diseases. Avoid the contact of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm dispensing containers with eye, eyelids, fingers, and other surfaces to prevent contamination. Avoid applying Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm cream on the sunburns, lesions, blisters and open wounds. Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm contains Neomycin, which may have harmful effects on the baby; hence Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm is not recommended in pregnancy. Let your doctor know if you plan to become pregnant or already pregnant and a lactating mother. If you apply Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm to breasts or nipple for treatment, wash it off while nursing your baby.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    No interaction found/ established. Please consult your doctor before using Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Aminoglycoside antibiotic preparations (Neomycin) usage during pregnancy may cause hearing problems (ototoxicity) in the foetus. It is advised to consult your doctor if you plan to conceive or already pregnant before starting Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    There are limited studies on how Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm affects breastfed infants. Please consult your doctor before taking Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm if you are breastfeeding. If you need to apply the cream/ointment on your breasts, don't do this shortly before giving a feed.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or use machines.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Use mild soap while taking baths and prefer warm baths.
    • Always wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid further sweat and spread of the skin infection.
    • Regularly change your socks and wash your feet. Avoid shoes that make your feet sweaty and hot.
    • Do not walk barefoot at places like gym showers to prevent bacterial infections.
    • Do not scratch the affected area of skin as it can spread the infection to other body parts.
    • Avoid sharing towels, combs, bedsheets, shoes or socks with others.
    • Wash your bed sheets and towels regularly.
    • Avoid or limit the intake of alcohol and caffeine.
    • Manage stress, eat healthily, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. 

Special Advise

  • It is advised to reach out to your doctor if the bacterial infection symptoms persist or worsen after two weeks of treatment. 
  • Monitor your blood glucose levels regularly since Hydrocortisone in Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm can cause a rise in blood sugar levels. 

Other Information (NEO0022)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Bacterial infection occurs when harmful bacteria grow in the body and causes illness. It can infect any part of the body and multiply very quickly. Bacteria occur in three basic shapes: spherical, rod and spiral-shaped. Bacteria may be gram-positive (have thick cell wall) or gram-negative (do not have a cell wall). Some common symptoms of a bacterial infection include cough, fever and tiredness. 

FAQs

Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm consists Bacitracin, Neomycin, Hydrocortisone, and Polymyxin B. Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm inhibits bacteria's growth by causing damage to its cell wall and prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out its vital functions. It also relieves itchiness and redness caused by the infection.

Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm based on the severity of your infection. It is advised to use Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm only for the prescribed period since long term usage of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm may cause weakening and thinning of the skin and increase the severity of side effects.

Aminoglycoside antibiotics like Neomycin are highly absorbed when applied on burned skin and can also cause kidney problems. Let your doctor know if you have kidney disease, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease), or Parkinson's disease (a brain disorder that affects movement) before using Neomycin containing formulations.

Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm is not recommended for use in fungal or viral infections. It is effective only against bacterial infections and minor skin infections caused by small cuts, scrapes, or burns.

Please do not stop using Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm on your own even if the symptoms are relieved. Your symptoms may improve before the skin infection is completely cured. Continue the usage of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm until your course advised by the doctor is finished.

Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm is not recommended for use on deep cuts, puncture wounds, animal bites, and serious burns.

Prolonged use of eye ointment of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm can cause an overgrowth of other microorganisms like fungi and develop bacterial resistance.

Avoid the contact of dropper or tip with fingers, eyes, and eyelids when you use eye ointment or eye drops of Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm. Topical eye products, when contaminated by patients with eye diseases, bacterial keratitis (an infection of the cornea) and ocular infections (eye infections), may occur, which result in vision loss.

Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm consists of Hydrocortisone that can cause a rise in blood sugar levels. Hence it is advised to consult your doctor before starting Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Stiefel India Ltd., 401& 402, A Wing, IV Floor, Floral Deck Plaza, Opp. Rolta Bhavan, Central MIDC Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400093

Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm

Neosporin-H Ointment 5 gm

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