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Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Bacitracin

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Learn more about the effects of these drugs. The most reliable research is summed up for you in our featured article.

On the skin

Prevents infections caused by minor cuts, scrapes, and burns… Read more

Brand names include: All-Purpose First Aid Kit, Good Sense Triple Antibiotic

Ophthalmic route

Neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin combination antibiotic medicine is used to treat infections of the eye. Neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin combination… Read more

Brand names include: Neo-Polycin

Topical route

Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Bacitracin is a combination antibiotic medicine used to help prevent infections of the skin. Neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin… Read more

Brand names include: Triple Antibiotic, Ultra Mide

Drug classes About this
Aminoglycoside, Antibacterial Combination, Antibiotic Combination

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Surgical Site Infection: Prevention and Treatment of Surgical Site Infection

Infections that occur in the wound created by an invasive surgical procedure are generally referred to as surgical site infections (SSIs). SSIs are one of the most important causes of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). A prevalence survey undertaken in 2006 suggested that approximately 8% of patients in hospital in the UK have an HCAI. SSIs accounted for 14% of these infections and nearly 5% of patients who had undergone a surgical procedure were found to have developed an SSI. However, prevalence studies tend to underestimate SSI because many of these infections occur after the patient has been discharged from hospital.

Fractures (Complex): Assessment and Management

Two of the five guidelines in the NICE Trauma Suite relate to fractures. These are titled non-complex and complex fractures. In broad terms the non-complex fractures are those likely to be treated at the receiving hospital, whereas the complex fractures require transfer or the consideration of transfer of the injured person to a specialist centre.

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