Active Ingredient(s): Bacitracin + Polymyxin B
FDA Approved: * April 16, 1974
Pharm Company: * MONARCH PHARMS
Category: Antibiotics

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Polysporin Overview

Bacitracin/polymyxin B (trade name Polysporin among others) is a topical antibiotic cream or ointment.[1] The active ingredients are polymyxin B, bacitracin and occasionally garamycin or gramicidin. Though Polysporin is marketed in the United States, it holds a much smaller market share than in Canada and acts as a substitute to J&J's Neosporin for those allergic to the antibiotic neomycin; although allergy to Bacitracin/Polymyxin B has also been reported.[2 ...

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something stronger than clindamycin?

Hi, I got pink eye a week ago and started to use polysporin eye drop for a day, then it got worse and more swollen and more painful. Dr prescribed me tobremycin eye drops, then after 3 days my eye got worse and worse. Tears running non stop and my eye is like a bowl of blood. It is so itchy and painful. I hardly can open my eye. After 5 days my Dr prescribed oral medicine (clindamycin 300mg) 3x daily. I just started last night but there is no change. I am so worried about this issue. He said if it gets worse i have to do some inj. ## The general rule with oral antibiotics is that if they are working, you shouldn't see any worsening after taking it for a full 24 hours, and you should start to see improvement after taking it for a full 3 days. The FDA lists the typical side effects as...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Bacitracin + Polymyxin B
  • Aerosol: 10,000 units/gm + 2,000,000 units/gm
  • Ointment: 500 units/gm + 10,000 units/gm, 500unit/g + 10000unit/g, 500unit/g + 1000unit/g
  • Powder: 500unit/g + 10000unit/g
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Polysporin: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 58232-4033 Polysporin Topical Powder by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.

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