Hydrocortisone Neomycin Polymyxin Topical

Reviewed on 8/16/2021

What Is Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin Topical Used For and How Does it Work?

Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin topical is used to treat steroid-responsive dermatoses with infection.

Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin topical is available under the following different brand names: Cortisporin Cream.

What Are the Dosages of Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin Topical?

Dosages of Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin Topical:

Topical Cream

  • (0.5%/3.5mg/10,000 Units)/1 gram

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Steroid Responsive Dermatoses with Infection

  • Apply a thin layer of cream topically to the affected area(s) two to four times daily for up to 7 days
  • Use sparingly

Safety and efficacy not established in pediatric patients.

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin Topical?

Side effects of hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin topical include:

What Other Drugs Interact with Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin Topical?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin topical has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.

Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin topical has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.

Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin topical has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.

Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin topical has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin Topical?

Warnings

This medication contains hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin topical. Do not use Cortisporin Cream if you are allergic to hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin topical or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin Topical?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin Topical?"

Cautions

  • For external use only

Pregnancy and Lactation

Use hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin topical with caution during pregnancy if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.

Use caution while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/cortisporin-cream-hydrocortisone-neomycin-polymyxin-topical-343526

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