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Neosporin Drug Information

As a first aid drug, Neosporin® is available in prescription and nonprescription products. The ointments and creams are approved to prevent infections in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. There is also some evidence that Neosporin can help minimize scarring and speed healing time.
 
Because this drug is not suitable for everyone, information on Neosporin's safety precautions should be fully reviewed prior to using it. For example, you may not be able to use this first aid medication if you have a large open wound, a serious burn, or an animal bite. Side effects are also possible and may include reddening of the skin, allergic reactions, and itching.
 
Do not use Neosporin for more than one week at a time, as this medication can become resistant to antibiotics if it is used for a long period. In addition, do not swallow the medicine or apply it to the eyes, nose, or large areas of the body.
 
(For more in-depth information on this drug, click Neosporin. This resource takes a closer look at topics like how this medication works, dosing information, what to do if you overdose it, and more.)
 

Neosporin Drug Information

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