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Triple antibiotic ointment. Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Bacitracin (nee-oh-MYE-sin, pol-i-MIX-in bee, and bass-i-TRAY-sin) is a combination antibiotic medicine used topically to help prevent infections of the skin. If you are using this medicine without a prescription, do not use it to treat deep wounds, puncture wounds, serious burns, or raw areas without first checking with your health care professional.

  • Do not use this medicine in the eyes.
  • Before applying this medicine, wash the affected area with soap and water, and dry thoroughly.
  • After applying this medicine, the treated area may be covered with gauze dressing if desired.
  • To help clear up your infection completely, keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms have disappeared. Do not miss any doses.

If your skin problem does not improve within 1 week, or if it becomes worse, check with your health care professional.

Last Updated: 12/17/08