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This Ointment may be usedin the treatment of infected wounds, burns or skin grafts,andit is also of value in the preparation of donor sites for skin grafting and in the prevention of infection of extensive burnsand contaminated wounds. It is of value in the local treatment of chronic varicose or other indolent ulcers. The preparation is also of value, in the treatment of furuncles, carbuncles, pyoderma, sycosis barbae, impetigo and acne. It has also been used in dealing with secondary infected skin lesions of scabies, pediculosis, tinea pedis and contact and allergic dermatitis.
Dosage & Administration
Adult: This Ointment should be applied thinly over the affected area after cleaning it.1-3 daily applications should be continued until the infection is controlled and healing completely.
Children and Infants: This Ointment is suitable for use in children at the same dose as adults, but the dose should be reduced in infants. This ointment is not recommended for use in neonates.
Common side effects are Nausea; Vomiting; Pain, burning, or swelling; Skin rashes; Possible kidney problems; Hearing loss; Dizziness; Unusual numbness of the skin; Muscle twitching; Seizures; Pain; Redness; Swelling at the injection site.
Pregnancy & Lactation
There is little information to demonstrate the possible effect of topically applied neomycin in pregnancy and lactation. However, neomycin present in maternal blood can cross the placenta and may give rise to a theoretical risk of foetal toxicity, thus this ointment is not recommended in pregnancy and lactation.
Precautions & Warnings
It is to be noted that this Ointment is not intended for sterile use in surgical procedures such as those involving abdominal or thoracic cavities as there is evidence that neomycin, when in contact with peritoneal or pleural tissues, can potentiate neuromuscular block in patients under the influence of muscle relaxants, producing respiratory paralysis. As with other antibiotic preparations prolonged use may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms. Ototoxicity to neomycin has been reported. In neonates and infants, absorption by immature skin may be enhanced and renal function may be immature.
Topical Antibiotic preparations
Store below 30˚C. Keep all medicine out of reach of children.