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RateADrug users have reported 1 Neosporin side effect and 2 Neosporin benefits.

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The generic name of this medication is bacitracin/neomycin/polymyxin and brand names are Lanabiotic and Neosporin.

Neosporin is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson Co.,

The active ingredients of this medication are Neomycin; Polymyxin B Sulfate; Bacitracin Zinc. The inacative ingredients include base of cocoa butter; cottonseed oil; olive oil; sodium pyruvate; and tocopheryl acetate.

It is primarily used in the treatment and prevention of infections caused due to minor cuts; scrapes; and burns.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Neosporin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 94.5% 5.5% 0%
Confidence 0% 6.6% 90.1% 3.3% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 5.5% 93.4% 1.1% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 89% 4.4% 6.6%
Energy 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 5.5% 94.5% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 94.5% 5.5% 0%
Pain 2.2% 3.3% 72.8% 19.6% 2.2%
Patience 0% 5.5% 93.4% 1.1% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 5.4% 82.6% 8.7% 3.3%
Sleep 0% 5.5% 94.5% 0% 0%
Stress Level 0% 0% 87.9% 11% 1.1%
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Commonly Reported Neosporin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Bruising 89.7% 10.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 94.4% 5.6% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 93.4% 6.6% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 93.7% 0% 6.3% 0% 0%
White Patches in Mouth 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Neosporin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
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Chest Pain 93.7% 6.3% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 93% 7% 0% 0% 0%
Flaky / Peeling Skin 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 98.7% 0% 0% 0% 1.3%
Skin Rash 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Neosporin
17 Nov 2013 I have lichen planus on the tops of my feet, hands, and vaginal. I was using cortisone creams with no change, so I started using original Neosporin and the ones on my feet and hands are almost gone, and the vaginal lichen planus that had horrible itching and burning is GONE!
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08 Jan 2012 Works well for preventing infections. I have not experienced any side effects while using this medication.
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04 Jan 2012 Helps prevent my cuts from becoming infected and relieves those wounds that are already infected.
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11 Oct 2011 I would recommend neosporin to anyone children and adults for the treatment of minor cuts and or scrapes
   —Posted by Kenny
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06 Oct 2011 good emergency medication
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