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Swelling, Application Site Pruritus, Paraesthesia Oral, Swollen Tongue, Application Site Vesicles, Tremor, Throat Tightness, Erythema, Chills (7931515-7)
on Nov 21, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 39 years of age, weighting 157.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blister
  • laceration
  • scratch
and was treated with Neosporin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Neosporin side effects: swelling, application site pruritus, paraesthesia oral, swollen tongue, application site vesicles, tremor, throat tightness, erythema, chills. Neosporin dosage: Pea-size Or Smaller.

Ulcer, Emotional Disorder, Off Label Use, Weight Decreased, Scab, Skin Exfoliation, Nose Deformity, Chest Discomfort, Insomnia (7929968-3)
Patient was taking Neosporin. Patient felt the following Neosporin side effects: ulcer, emotional disorder, off label use, weight decreased, scab, skin exfoliation, nose deformity, chest discomfort, insomnia on Nov 16, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 55 years of age, weighting 265.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • scar
  • ulcer
  • skin lesion
and. Neosporin dosage: Just A Little Bit At The Tip Of Finger.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Nexium


Rash (7900745-2)
Adverse event was reported on Nov 01, 2011 by a Female taking Neosporin (Dosage: Unk) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 140.0 lb, After Neosporin was administered, patient encountered several Neosporin side effects: rash.

Urticaria, Rash, Cerebrovascular Accident, Panic Reaction, Memory Impairment, Lymphadenopathy, Speech Disorder, Pruritus, Feeling Drunk (7879901-8)
on Oct 26, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 138.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • pruritus
  • convulsion
and was treated with Neosporin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Neosporin side effects: urticaria, rash, cerebrovascular accident, panic reaction, memory impairment, lymphadenopathy, speech disorder, pruritus, feeling drunk. Neosporin dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Phenobarbital (30 Mg, 4x/day)
  • Centrum Silver (Unk)
  • Propranolol (20 Mg, 4x/day)
  • Gabapentin
  • Diazepam (5 Mg, 4x/day)
  • Oxycontin (20 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Gabapentin (300mg, Daily)
  • Gabapentin (100 Mg, Daily)
Patient was hospitalized.


Feeling Abnormal, Urticaria, Pruritus, Feeling Drunk, Insomnia, Oedema (7874738-8)
on Oct 26, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 138.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • pruritus
  • pain
  • convulsion
and was treated with Neosporin. Patient felt the following Neosporin side effects: feeling abnormal, urticaria, pruritus, feeling drunk, insomnia, oedema. Neosporin dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Oxycontin (20 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Phenobarbital (30 Mg, 4x/day)
  • Gabapentin
  • Centrum Silver (Unk)
  • Gabapentin
  • Diazepam (5 Mg, 4x/day)
  • Propranolol (20 Mg, 4x/day)
  • Gabapentin (100 Mg, Daily)


Skin Atrophy, Application Site Erythema, Incision Site Complication, Skin Exfoliation, Off Label Use, Skin Lesion, Skin Tightness (7815254-9)
Patient was taking Neosporin. After Neosporin was administered, patient encountered several Neosporin side effects: skin atrophy, application site erythema, incision site complication, skin exfoliation, off label use, skin lesion, skin tightness on Oct 06, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 52 years of age, weighting 152.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • impaired healing
and. Neosporin dosage: Twice Or Three Times A Day.

Application Site Burn, Off Label Use (7809189-5)
Adverse event was reported on Sep 28, 2011 by a Female taking Neosporin Maximum Strength Cream (Dosage: ^enough To Cover The Site^;used For One Week To Arm And 2 Days To Blemish On Face) was diagnosed with
  • acne
  • arthropod bite
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 47 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Neosporin side effects: application site burn, off label use.

Fatigue, Impaired Work Ability, Off Label Use, Pruritus, Loss Of Consciousness, Dizziness, Feeling Hot (7788952-3)
on Sep 19, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • rash
and was treated with Neosporin. Patient felt the following Neosporin side effects: fatigue, impaired work ability, off label use, pruritus, loss of consciousness, dizziness, feeling hot. Neosporin dosage: Less Than A Dime Sized Amount. Patient was hospitalized.

Pruritus, Impaired Work Ability, Dizziness, Off Label Use, Loss Of Consciousness, Feeling Hot, Fatigue (7721956-5)
on Aug 19, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • rash
and was treated with Neosporin. After Neosporin was administered, patient encountered several Neosporin side effects: pruritus, impaired work ability, dizziness, off label use, loss of consciousness, feeling hot, fatigue. Neosporin dosage: Less Than A Dime Sized Amount. Patient was hospitalized.

Off Label Use, Skin Exfoliation, Chest Discomfort, Sunburn, Product Quality Issue, Emotional Disorder, Application Site Infection, Ulcer, Blister (7721476-8)
Patient was taking Neosporin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Neosporin side effects: off label use, skin exfoliation, chest discomfort, sunburn, product quality issue, emotional disorder, application site infection, ulcer, blister on Aug 16, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 55 years of age, weighting 265.0 lb, . Neosporin dosage: Just A Little Bit At The Tip Of Finger.

Lip Blister, Burning Sensation, Lip Swelling, Lip Exfoliation (7712626-8)
Adverse event was reported on Aug 12, 2011 by a Female taking Neosporin (Dosage: A Thin Layer, Once Or Twice) was diagnosed with
  • prophylaxis
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, weighting 195.0 lb, Patient felt the following Neosporin side effects: lip blister, burning sensation, lip swelling, lip exfoliation.

Blister, Scab, Off Label Use, Stress, Emotional Disorder, Wound, Application Site Infection, Sunburn (7646959-0)
on Jul 21, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, weighting 265.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • scar
and was treated with Neosporin. After Neosporin was administered, patient encountered several Neosporin side effects: blister, scab, off label use, stress, emotional disorder, wound, application site infection, sunburn. Neosporin dosage: Just A Little Bit At The Tip Of Finger.

Rash Pruritic, Burning Sensation (7624151-3)
on Jul 20, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • ulcer
and was treated with Neosporin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Neosporin side effects: rash pruritic, burning sensation. Neosporin dosage: Once Every Other Day.

Application Site Pain, Off Label Use, Gait Disturbance, Application Site Swelling, Paraesthesia (7623381-4)
Patient was taking Neosporin. Patient felt the following Neosporin side effects: application site pain, off label use, gait disturbance, application site swelling, paraesthesia on Jul 11, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 53 years of age, weighting 143.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • antibiotic prophylaxis
and. Neosporin dosage: 'half An Inch Daily^.

Wound Haemorrhage (7589630-6)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 29, 2011 by a Male taking Neosporin G.u. Irrigant (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with
  • wound haemorrhage
  • contusion
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 185.0 lb, After Neosporin was administered, patient encountered several Neosporin side effects: wound haemorrhage.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ibuprofen (advil) (200 Mg, As Needed)


Dizziness, Off Label Use, Loss Of Consciousness, Fatigue, Feeling Hot, Pruritus, Impaired Work Ability (7560308-8)
on Jun 07, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • rash
and was treated with Neosporin Plus Pain Relief Maximum Strength. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Neosporin side effects: dizziness, off label use, loss of consciousness, fatigue, feeling hot, pruritus, impaired work ability. Neosporin Plus Pain Relief Maximum Strength dosage: Less Than A Dime Sized Amount. Patient was hospitalized.

Application Site Erythema, Application Site Infection, Application Site Swelling (7334642-0)
on Feb 23, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 74 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • thermal burn
  • hypertension
and was treated with Neosporin. Patient felt the following Neosporin side effects: application site erythema, application site infection, application site swelling. Neosporin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Antihypertensives


Insomnia, Pruritus, Eczema, Performance Status Decreased, Pain (7318681-1)
Patient was taking Neosporin Original Ointment. After Neosporin was administered, patient encountered several Neosporin side effects: insomnia, pruritus, eczema, performance status decreased, pain on Feb 16, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 64 years of age, weighting 183.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • suture insertion
  • hypersensitivity
and. Neosporin Original Ointment dosage: A Dot On A Q-tip Once A Day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Allegra


Application Site Rash, Application Site Infection, Off Label Use (7287998-1)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 31, 2011 by a Male taking Neosporin (Dosage: Text:once Daily) was diagnosed with
  • scratch
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 41 years of age, weighting 289.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Neosporin side effects: application site rash, application site infection, off label use. Patient was hospitalized.

Hypoaesthesia Oral, Tongue Paralysis, Glossodynia, Dysgeusia, Speech Disorder, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose Administered, Off Label Use (7229902-8)
on Jan 06, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 280.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • local swelling
  • swollen tongue
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
and was treated with Neosporin. Patient felt the following Neosporin side effects: hypoaesthesia oral, tongue paralysis, glossodynia, dysgeusia, speech disorder, therapeutic response unexpected, incorrect dose administered, off label use. Neosporin dosage: Text:^large Amounts Liberally Over Neck^.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Benadryl
  • Prilosec (Text:40 Mg /1 Daily)


Condition Aggravated, Hypersensitivity (7154196-1)
on Dec 02, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 23 years of age, weighting 218.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • lip disorder
and was treated with Neosporin Lt Lip Treatment. After Neosporin was administered, patient encountered several Neosporin side effects: condition aggravated, hypersensitivity. Neosporin Lt Lip Treatment dosage: Text:^pea-sized^ Amount Once.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Prenatal Vitamins (Text:one Tab Per Day)


Amnesia, Off Label Use (7098851-0)
Patient was taking Neosporin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Neosporin side effects: amnesia, off label use on Nov 04, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 73 years of age, weighting 164.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • rhinitis
and. Neosporin dosage: Text:^just Enough To Put On Qtip^ 1-2x Daily.

Anaphylactic Reaction, Sinus Tachycardia (7090264-0)
Adverse event was reported on Nov 05, 2010 by a Female taking Neosporin (Dosage: 1 Time) was diagnosed with
  • nasal discomfort
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 34 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, Patient felt the following Neosporin side effects: anaphylactic reaction, sinus tachycardia. Patient was hospitalized.

Chemical Injury (7028226-1)
on Sep 28, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 31 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • skin disorder
and was treated with Neosporin. After Neosporin was administered, patient encountered several Neosporin side effects: chemical injury. Neosporin dosage: Text:^small Amount^ Two Times.

No Therapeutic Response, Product Label Issue (7010896-5)
on Sep 23, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, weighting 163.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • infection
and was treated with Neosporin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Neosporin side effects: no therapeutic response, product label issue. Neosporin dosage: Ointment 3-4 Times A Day.

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Alternative NEOSPORIN Names:BACITRACI BENZALKON COLLOIDAL HYDROCORT NEOMYCIN OATMEAL PETROLATU

Active Ingredient: BACITRACI BENZALKON GRAMICIDI HYDROCORT NEOMYCIN OATMEAL PETROLATU

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 171. View Neosporin Adverse Reports

Neosporin safety alerts: No

Reported deaths: 1

Reported hospitalizations: 19

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