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Using Triple Antibiotic Ointment for Cats and Dogs

B.N.P. Triple Antibiotic Ointment is Used as a First Aid Options for Treating Wounds

By Team PetCareRx. May 22, 2013

Triple Antibiotic Ointment


indications for Triple Antibiotic Ointment

Triple Antibiotic Ointment is a combination of three antibiotics for cats and dogs: Bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B. It is used as a first aid for wounds in cats and dogs. A popular dog and cat medication, it is used to treat bacterial infections of minor cuts, burns or scrapes on the skin of the animal.

Precautions

If the symptoms do not subside even after one week’s therapy, it is advisable to consult the veterinarian. Avoid using this medicine on large exposed skin areas. Do not use Triple Antibiotic Ointment for treating serious burns, deep cuts or any such serious injuries. Its safety in pregnant and lactating animals is not known. Never use more than the recommended dose, or do not prolong the application even after the wound is fully healed. Triple Antibiotic Ointment might adversely react with certain other medications like vitamins, minerals, herbal products or antibiotics with which the pet is being treated, so it is advisable to discuss the medication history of the pet with the veterinarian before initiating the treatment. Avoid applying any other topical creams or solutions along with this medicine. Desist from using Triple Antibiotic Ointment in animals with known drug allergy. The ointment is strictly for topical application. Be careful to protect eyes, mouth and nose of the animal while applying the ointment. Store the ointment in room temperature; do not refrigerate.

Dosage

The recommended daily dosage is 1 to 3 times for a week. Take care to clean and put new bandage every time the medicine is applied.

Side Effects

Inform the veterinarian, if symptoms of side effects such as swelling, redness or itching are noticed. Allergic reactions might have symptoms like labored breathing; hives, swelling of face, tongue, etc., and in such cases discontinue the application forthwith.

Brand/Generic equivalents

Neosporin (Warner Lambert), Mycitracin (Pharmacia and Upjohn), Neobacimyx (Schering Plough)

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Triple Antibiotic Ointment at a glance

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  • 1For dogs and cats
  • 2An antibiotic ointment
  • 3A topical medication
  • 4Treats bacterial infections of minor cuts, burns, or scrapes on the skin