Neomycin Sulphate is a broad spectrum antibiotic of the aminoglycoside type and is used to treat infections with bacteria. It binds to the ribosomal 30s and 50s sub-units of susceptible bacteria and inhibits protein synthesis. Neomycin also causes a misreading of the genetic codes of the mRNA template and this causes incorrect amino acids to be incorporated into the growing polypeptide chain.
Nystatin is an antifungal medicine that kills fungi and yeasts by interfering with their cell membranes.
The principle action of this preparation is based on the anti-inflammatory activity of the corticosteroid. The broad spectrum antibacterial and anti-candidal activity provided by the combination of Neomycin and Nystatin allow this effect to be utilized in the treatment of conditions which are or are likely to become infected.
Dosage & Administration
- Apply sparingly to the affected area once or twice daily until improvement occurs. As with other highly active topical steroid preparations therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved.
- In very resistant lesions, especially where there is hyperkeratosis, the anti-inflammatory effect of this preparaton can be enhanced, if necessary, by occluding the treatment area with polythene.
- Treatment should not be continued for more than 7 days without medical supervision. If a longer course is necessary, it is recommended that treatment should not be continued for more than 4 weeks without the patient’s condition being reviewed.
- Repeated short courses of this preparation may be used to control exacerbations
Elderly: This preparation is suitable for use in the elderly. Caution should be exercised in cases where a decrease in renal function exists and significant systemic absorption of Neomycin Sulphate may occur.
Children: Under 2 years this preparation is not recommended.