Polysporin Antibiotic Cream (Bacitracin Zinc/Polymyxin B Sulfate - non Rx)

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Bacitracin Zinc/Polymyxin B Sulfate - non Rx (Generic alternate to Polysporin Antibiotic Cream) Generic

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Polysporin Antibiotic Cream is a topical medication used for the treatment of minor skin infections, cuts, and burns. It works by containing a combination of antibiotics, typically polymyxin B sulfate and bacitracin, which are used to treat certain types of infections caused by bacteria.

Polymyxin B works by damaging the bacterial cell membrane, causing the cell to leak and eventually die. Bacitracin works by disrupting the cell membrane of bacteria, making it more permeable and leading to cell death. The combination of these antibiotics effectively treats and prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.

Use and Dosage

Apply 1 or 2 Polysporin antibiotic cream to the affected eye or ear, 4 times a day or more frequently as directed by your doctor.

To use Polysporin antibiotic cream, you should first clean the affected area with mild soap and water and dry it thoroughly. Then, apply a small amount of the cream to the affected area, usually 1 to 3 times daily or as directed by your healthcare provider. You should cover the area with a sterile bandage if it is located on an open wound or if instructed to do so by your healthcare provider. Avoid getting the cream in your eyes or mouth. If you have any concerns or questions about how to use Polysporin antibiotic cream, please consult with your healthcare provider for proper guidance.

Use Polysporin antibiotic cream exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Polysporin Antibiotic Cream (Bacitracin Zinc/Polymyxin B Sulfate - non-Rx):

  • Irritation of the area where the cream is applied
  • Worsening eye, ear, or skin infection

Serious Side Effects of Polysporin Antibiotic Cream (Bacitracin Zinc/Polymyxin B Sulfate - non-Rx):

  • Eye pain or sensitivity to light
  • Fever
  • Hearing loss
  • Impaired vision
  • Severe ear pain
  • Signs of severe allergic reaction such as: severe rash or hives; difficulty breathing; or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat

Forms and Strength

Polysporin Antibiotic Cream (Bacitracin Zinc/Polymyxin B Sulfate - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:

Polysporin Antibiotic Cream: Cream

  • 500/10,000units


  • Do not use it if allergic to any of the ingredients in the product (bacitracin, polymyxin B, gramicidin, or other ingredients).
  • Consult a doctor before using on deep or puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns.
  • Do not use it for more than 7 days unless directed by a doctor.
  • Stop using the product if a skin rash, redness, itching, or swelling occurs.
  • Avoid getting the product in the eyes or mouth. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Keep the product out of the reach of children, and do not swallow it.
  • Talk to a healthcare professional before using the product if pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.
  • The product may interact with other medications, such as blood thinners or drugs that suppress the immune system. It's essential to inform your doctor or pharmacist of all the medications you are taking before using Polysporin Antibiotic Cream.
  • Do not apply the product to large areas of the body without first consulting a doctor.
  • Discontinue using the product and seek medical attention if symptoms persist or worsen after a few days.
  • If you experience signs of an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, swelling, or hives, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Avoid using this product near an open flame or while smoking, as it may be flammable.
  • Store the product at room temperature and away from moisture and heat.
  • Do not use the product after the expiration date printed on the packaging.
  • If accidentally ingested, seek medical attention immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can Polysporin Antibiotic Cream be used on open wounds?

Polysporin Antibiotic Cream should not be used on deep or puncture wounds or animal bites without consulting a doctor. It can be used on minor cuts and burns, but it is important to seek medical attention for serious wounds.

How long can you use Polysporin Antibiotic Cream for?

Polysporin Antibiotic Cream should only be used for a few days to a week for most minor wounds. If the wound does not show signs of healing or gets worse, stop using the cream and seek medical attention.

Is Polysporin Antibiotic Cream safe for pregnant or nursing women?

Pregnant or nursing women should consult with a healthcare professional before using Polysporin Antibiotic Cream to assess any potential risks or concerns.

Is Polysporin Antibiotic Cream safe?

Polysporin Antibiotic Cream is generally safe for most people to use, but it may not be suitable for everyone. People who are allergic to any of its active ingredients or have a history of allergic reactions to other similar antibiotics should not use it.


It's important to purchase Polysporin Antibiotic Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.

Additional information

Generic name:

Bacitracin Zinc/Polymyxin B Sulfate – non Rx





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