What is it used for?
Superficial skin infections
How does it work?
This preparation contains two active ingredients, neomycin sulphate and zinc bacitracin.
Neomycin sulphate belongs to a class of antibiotics known as the aminoglycosides.
Neomycin sulphate is bactericidal in action (kills bacteria). It does this by causing the bacteria to produce defective proteins which are essential for their growth.
Once the bacteria have been killed, tissues can be repaired by the normal healing process.
Bacitracin is also an antibiotic.
In the form of a cream or dusting powder, this preparation can be used to treat bacterial infections of the skin.