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Neomycin (Septa)

Also known as Cortisporin Ointment, Mycitracin Plus Pain Reliever, Neosporin Ointment, Campho-Phenique Maximum Strength, Medi-Quik, Mycitracin Triple Antibiotic, Neocin, Neotricin Hc, Ocu-Cort, and Ocutricin


Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic found in many topical medications such as creams, ointments, and eyedrops. The discovery of neomycin dates back to 1949. It was discovered in the lab of Selman Waksman, who was later awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and medicine in 1951. Neomycin belongs to aminoglycoside class of antibiotics that contain two or more aminosugars connected by glycosidic bonds. Neamine (two rings), ribostamycin (three rings), paromomycin (four rings), and lividomycin (five rings) are some other examples of aminoglycosides. They have shown tremendous potential as antibacterials. One of them, gentamicin, has been used extensively in clinical practice. Due to the inherent oto- and nephrotoxicity of these substances, systemic use has declined, as safer alternatives have become available.

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Estimated Total Cost: $50.61 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed neomycin to treat ear pain, otitis media, otitis externa (swimmer's ear), and eye redness.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take neomycin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

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