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Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm

Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm

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Manufacturer/Marketer

Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm

Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm is a dermatological medication that belongs to the class of 'antibiotics' and is primarily used to treat bacterial skin infections. Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm is used as a first aid antibiotic to prevent infections in minor cuts, scrapes, or burns on the skin. Bacterial skin infection occurs when bacteria penetrate through hair follicles or the broken skin and cause infection.

Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm is composed of three antibiotic medicines: Bacitracin, Neomycin, and Polymyxin B. Bacitracin is a bacteriostatic medicine that works by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis. Neomycin prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Polymyxin B 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. Together, Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm treats bacterial skin infections.

Your doctor will advise the appropriate dose that suits your infection. Common side effects of Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm include itching, skin irritation, rash, redness, and swelling at the application site. 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.

Inform your doctor if you are sensitive to Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm or other medications. Do not apply Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm on deep puncture wounds, serious burns, deep cuts or an animal bite. Let your doctor know if you have viral or fungal skin infections, chronic ear infections, and ruptured ear drum before using Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before starting Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm. 

Uses of Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm

Treatment of Bacterial skin infections

Medicinal Benefits

Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm is composed of three antibiotic medicines, namely Bacitracin, Neomycin, and Polymyxin B. Bacitracin is a bacteriostatic medicine (that stops the growth or reproduction of bacteria). It works by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. 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 membrane by binding to the phospholipids on the cell membranes of gram-negative bacteria. This process of binding causes the loss of essential metabolites in bacteria. Together, Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm treats bacterial skin infections.

Directions for Use

Cream/Ointment: Apply a thin layer with clean and dry hands on the skin's affected areas. You can also apply it with a piece of clean cotton wool or gauze swab. Gently rub the medicine into the skin until it is disappeared. Wash your hands before and after applying Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm on the affected areas unless the treatment is for hands. Dusting powder: Dust the powder on the skin's affected areas and pat it lightly on the skin.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm

  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Rash
  • Redness
  • Swelling at the application site 

Drug Warnings

Let your doctor know if you have viral or fungal skin infections, chronic ear infections, and ruptured ear drum before using Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm. Avoid applying Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm on sunburns, lesions, blisters and open wounds. Do not wash the treated areas for a minimum of 3 hours after you apply Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm. Let your doctor know if you plan to become pregnant, are already pregnant or are a lactating mother before using Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm. Use Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm in children more than 2 years only if a doctor recommends it.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm may interact with other antibiotics (amikacin, tobramycin, gentamicin). 

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions were found. 

Drug-Disease Interaction: Brief your doctor if you have a medical history of allergic reactions to medicines, viral or fungal skin infections, chronic ear infections, and ruptured ear drum. 

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • AMIKACIN
  • GENTAMICIN
  • TOBRAMYCIN

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 spreading skin infection.
  • Do not scratch the affected skin area.
  • 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 contact your doctor if the infection symptoms persist or worsen after two weeks of treatment.
  • Avoid contact of Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm with nose, mouth or eyes. If Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm accidentally comes in contact with these areas, rinse with water thoroughly. 

Disease/Condition Glossary

Bacterial skin infection: Bacterial skin infection occurs when bacteria penetrate through hair follicles or the broken skin breaks and cause infection. Symptoms include redness, pain, and tenderness of the skin, minor bumps or boils, rashes, blisters, cracked/dry skin, swelling, stinging or burning sensation, pus formation, and itching. Bacterial skin infections are generally mild and can be treated using topical antibiotics. Sometimes, for a severe infection, an oral antibiotic may be required. Common bacterial infections include cellulitis (red and swollen skin), erysipelas (large patches on the skin), impetigo (red sores on the face), folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles), and carbuncles (pus-filled bumps).

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Alcohol

Safe if prescribed

No interactions were found/ established. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

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Pregnancy

Caution

It is advised to consult your doctor if you plan to conceive or are already pregnant before starting Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

There are limited studies on how Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm affects breastfed infants. Please consult your doctor before starting Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm if you are breastfeeding. If you need to apply the ointment on your breasts, don't do this shortly before giving a feed.

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Driving

Safe if prescribed

Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or use machines.

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Liver

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment before starting Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm.

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Kidney

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases before starting Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm.

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Children

Caution

Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm is not recommended for use in children below 2 years of age. Please consult your doctor. Do not use this medicine for your child unless recommended by the doctor.

Country of origin

India

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
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FAQs

Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm consists of antibiotic medications, namely: Bacitracin, Neomycin and Polymyxin B. It inhibits bacteria's growth by causing damage to its cell wall and prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out their vital functions.
Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm is not recommended for use in fungal or viral skin infections. It is effective only against bacterial skin infections and minor skin infections caused by small cuts, scrapes, or burns.
Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm is not recommended for use on deep cuts, puncture wounds, animal bites, and serious burns.
Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm based on the severity of your infection. It is advised to use Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm only for the prescribed period since long-term usage may cause weakening and thinning of the skin.
Please do not stop using Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm on your own even if the symptoms are relieved. Your symptoms may improve before the skin infection is completely cured. Continue using Neosporin Dusting Powder 10 gm until the course advised by the doctor is finished.

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