Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Bacitracin/Lidocaine

Reviewed on 8/23/2021

Brand Name: Lanabiotic Ointment
Generic Name: Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Bacitracin/Lidocaine
Drug Class: Antibacterials, Topical

What Is Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Bacitracin/Lidocaine and How Does It Work?

Neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin/lidocaine is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used for skin infection prevention.

Neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin/lidocaine is available under the following different brand names: Lanabiotic Ointment.

What Are the Dosages of Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Bacitracin/Lidocaine?

Dosages of Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Bacitracin/Lidocaine:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Topical Ointment

  • (3.5mg/10,000units/500units/40mg)/g

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Skin Infection Prevention

  • Apply a small amount to cleansed wound 1-3 times/day; not to exceed 1 week

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Bacitracin/Lidocaine?

Side effects of neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin/lidocaine include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Bacitracin/Lidocaine?

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.

  • Neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin/lidocaine has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin/lidocaine has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin/lidocaine has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin/lidocaine 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.

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What Are Warnings and Precautions for Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Bacitracin/Lidocaine? 

Warnings

  • This medication contains neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin/lidocaine. Do not take Lanabiotic Ointment if you are allergic to neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin/lidocaine 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 is available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Bacitracin/Lidocaine?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Neomycin/Polymyxin B/Bacitracin/Lidocaine?”

Cautions

  • Ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity are possible if treating large surface area or chronic use
  • Lidocaine may be significantly absorbed from mucosal surfaces and open wounds

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use neomycin/polymyxin B/bacitracin/lidocaine with caution during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.
  • It is unknown if neomycin, polymyxin B, or bacitracin is excreted in breast milk. Systemic absorption of topical lidocaine has been reported.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek the advice of a health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/lanabiotic-ointment-neomycin-polymyxin-b-bacitracin-lidocaine-999348

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