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NEOSPORIN® Wound Care Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there animal derivatives in NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics?

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Are there any sulfa or sulfur-containing ingredients in NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics?

No. None of the ingredients are sulfanomide (sulfa) antibiotics. However, if you have any concerns, consult with a healthcare professional before using NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics.

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Can I use NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics for uses not on the label?

NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics are only indicated as first aid products to help prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns.

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Can I use NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics if my tube is expired?

No. If your product has expired, please properly discard of it and obtain new product.

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Can I use NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics on my baby?

While there is no age limit for Original NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics, including NEO TO GO!®, we always recommend contacting your physician before treating babies or young children under 2 years of age.

Maximum Strength NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief First Aid Antibiotic/Pain Relieving Creams and Ointments are recommended for adults and children 2 years of age and older.

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Can I use NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics on my baby’s diaper rash?

No, however, DESITIN® diaper rash ointment is an effective diaper rash treatment.

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Can I use NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics on my pet?

We know how well NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics work for you, but we can't recommend using these products on animals. Please contact your veterinarian.

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How can I read the expiration date for NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics?

The expiration date can be found on the box flap and on the crimped end of the product tube.

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How do NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics work?

The combination of first aid antibiotics in each product help prevent infection by killing bacteria.

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How should I use NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics?

Remember the 3 steps of Proper Wound Care:

Clean: Clean the affected area.

Treat: Apply a small amount of this product (an amount equal to the surface area of a tip of a finger) on the area 1 to 3 times daily.

Protect: The treated area may be covered with a sterile bandage.

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Is there gluten in NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics?

Gluten-containing ingredients are not added to NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics.

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Is there penicillin (or a penicillin derivative) in NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics?

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What type of active ingredients are in NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics?

Neomycin Sulfate is in the aminoglycoside family of antibiotics active against gram positive and gram negative bacteria.

Polymyxin B is a cationic polypeptide antibiotic active against gram positive and gram negative bacteria.

Bacitracin Zinc is a cyclic polypeptide antibiotic effective against gram positive bacteria. (Please note that Bacitracin Zinc is not present in Maximum Strength NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief First Aid Antibiotic/Pain Relieving Cream because it is not stable in a cream formulation.)

Pramoxine is an external analgesic that provides temporary relief of pain or discomfort. (Please note that Pramoxine is not present in Original NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic Ointment, including NEO TO GO!® Single Use Packets.)

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Which NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic is right for me?

All of the NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotics below are first aid products to help prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns. The following NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic products are available for you:

Original NEOSPORIN® First Aid Antibiotic Ointment: Provides triple antibiotic infection protection in an ointment base. Also available in convenient, pocket-sized packets as NEO TO GO!®.

Maximum Strength NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief First Aid Antibiotic/Pain Relieving Cream: Provides first aid infection protection and maximum strength pain relief in a cream form.

Maximum Strength NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief First Aid Antibiotic/Pain Relieving Ointment: Provides first aid infection protection and maximum strength pain relief in an ointment base.

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