Baneocin Powder For Skin 10g
What is Baneocin powder for skin and what it is used for?
Baneocin powder for skin is a combination of two antibiotics, intended only for external use. It contains two substances that have a strong effect when applied topically and have an antibacterial (microbial) effect: bacitracin and neomycin.
Both antibiotics are effective against many different microorganisms that cause disease. Their spectrum of action is complementary and partly increases the overall effect.
They are usually well tolerated and their effectiveness is not reduced by secreting wounds, pus, blood or tissue components. Therefore, Baneocin powder for skin can be used locally on the skin, mucous membranes and wounds, and so on.
Baneocin powder for skin helps the natural breathing of the skin, thus providing a soothing and cooling effect.
Baneocin powder for skin is effective against infections caused by microorganisms that are susceptible to neomycin and / or bacitracin:
small-area bacterial infections of the skin such as:
-Bacterially infected herpes simplex (Herpes simplex blisters, herpes zoster) and varicella, impetigo contagiosa, infected ulcers cruris, infected skin rashes (eczema), bacterially infected rashes induced by diapers (diaper dermatitis).
-prophylaxis of uterine infection in neonates
Baneocin powder for skin can be used as adjunctive therapy in post-operative treatment, for example:
-removal of tissue (cut, burn);
-painful skin tears (fissures);
-tearing of the perineum;
-perineal incision (episiotomy);
-wet wounds and scars.
2. What you need to know before using Baneochin powder for skin?
Do not use Baneocin powder:
if you are allergic to bacitracin and / or neomycin or other aminoglycoside antibiotics or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
you should avoid using Baneocin powder for skin on serious skin injuries with a large area, as it may cause unwanted effects affecting your hearing, including loss, when it enters the bloodstream;
in the case of severe cardiac or renal impairment affecting the secretory function and existing damage to the inner ear and / or the organ in the ear, responsible for controlling balance, Baneocin powder should not be used as it is possible for uncontrolled entry into the bloodstream to occur;
Do not apply the drug to the outer ear canal if your eardrum is damaged;
Do not apply Baneocin powder for skin around the eyes.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Baneocin powder.
Tell your doctor about the first signs of side effects.
Tell your doctor if you become pregnant.
Your doctor will decide how to use Baneocin powder for the treatment of herpes.
When administered at doses significantly higher than those recommended, particularly in the treatment of slowly healing ulcers, dissolved active substances may enter the bloodstream. Watch out for any symptoms that may indicate a disorder of the renal function (lack of appetite, excessive thirst, decreased urine output, blood traces of urine) or hearing (inability to hear high sounds, noise, buzzing or ear pressure). The risk is higher in people with impaired hepatic and / or renal function. Therefore, it is recommended that such patients undergo urine, blood, and / or hearing examination before and during intensive care.
After frequent or long-term use of Baneocin powder for skin, there may be a risk of developing muscle weakness. If you are already suffering from this (eg myasthenia gravis or similar disorder), your condition may get worse.
Prolonged use of antibiotics may favor the growth of resistant microorganisms.
Baneocin powder for skin should not get into the mouth, especially in children.
Watch out for signs of inflammation (feeling of warmth, flushing, swelling, pain), or fungal infection at the treatment site. Tell your doctor about these or other unusual changes.
Other Drugs and Baneocin Powder for Skin
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking / using, have recently taken / used, or are likely to take / use other medicines.
If the active substances of Baneocin powder for skin get into the body after treating large areas of exposed wounds, they may increase nephrotoxic (kidney-damaging) effects of other drugs (eg cephalosporins or other aminoglycoside antibiotics).
If you are taking diuretics (medicines to increase urine excretion) such as ethacrynic acid or furosemide, they may increase the harmful effects on the hearing and kidneys.
Existing muscle weakness may be aggravated by the use of narcotic drugs during surgery.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
When the drug is applied to open wounds or similar large-area injuries, it is possible for the active substances to not only act on the site of inflammation but also get into the mother's body (in her systemic blood circulation). In this case, Baneochin powder for skin should only be used under strict medical supervision.
When treating infections of a small area and if you are undergoing short-term low-dose treatments, there is generally no risk if the drug is used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Driving and operating machines
Baneocin powder does not affect the ability to drive and operate machines.
3. How to use Baneocin powder for skin?
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Always follow the dosage unless you have been advised otherwise by a doctor or pharmacist.
In adults and children Baneocin powder for skin is usually administered 2-4 times a day.
The drug should not be administered on areas more than 1% of the total body surface (the size of the palm of the hand).
For application on the skin.
Apply a thin layer of powder to the appropriate area and, if necessary, apply a bandage.
The treatment should last for a maximum of 7 days.
If you use more than the recommended dose of Baneocin powder for skin
If you use significantly more than the recommended dose, watch out for adverse changes in kidney function and / or hearing due to possible absorption of the active substances. Refer to the "Warnings and Precautions" section.
If you forget to use Baneocin powder for skin
Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you have stopped using Baneocin powder
Even if your symptoms improve or disappear completely, you should use Baneocin powder for skin during the full treatment period so that all germs can be destroyed and prevent the infection from recurring.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 patients treated);
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 treated patients);
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 patients treated);
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 patients treated);
Very rare (may affect 1 in 10,000 patients treated)
Not known (can not be estimated from the available data).
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 patients treated):
In 50% of cases of allergies to neomycin, there is a cross-allergy to other aminoglycoside antibiotics.
Allergies occur mainly in the form of a skin rash (contact eczema).
Not known (can not be estimated from the available data):
Sensitivity: Compared to healthy skin, sensitivity to many different substances, including neomycin (the active substance in this medicine), generally increases as a result of its use in the treatment of chronic skin problems. Under certain circumstances, allergy may occur as a lack of response to treatment.
Allergic hypersensitivity reactions such as a skin rash accompanied by flushing, swelling, dryness or scaling of the skin as well as itching may occur during prolonged use. If lesions spread or treatment fails, this may be related to an allergy. Therefore, at the first signs of a skin rash, you should tell your doctor so that they can decide whether the treatment should be continued. If allergy is detected, you should tell your doctor before using other aminoglycoside antibiotics.
With repeated use of the drug on large areas of exposed wounds, active substances penetrating the body may cause equilibrium disturbances, muscle weakness, hearing problems and renal impairment.
How to Store Baneocin Powder for Skin
Store below 25 ° C.
Store in the original package.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not dispose of medicines in the sewage system or in the household waste container. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Package Contents and Additional Information
What does Baneocin powder contain:
The active substances are bacitracin zinc and neomycin sulphate. 1 gram contains 250 IU bacitracin zinc and 5,000 IU neomycin as sulphate.
The other ingredients are: Powder Base: Corn Starch - over 98%, Magnesium Oxide - up to 2%.
What does Baneocin look like:
White to pale yellow powder.